Alphonso Forrest

Sunrise: January 26, 1941

Sunset: June 25, 2024

On January 26, 1941, the late Clote Parker-Pugh and George Forrest welcomed their oldest son Alphonso Forrest in Martin County North Carolina. While in Martin County Alphonso found a love for wrestling, travel, and family. The Martin County public school education allowed Alphonso to take his love for travel on the road as a truck driver. As a truck driver, Alphonso collected numbers for the local lottery. The lottery became a huge pastime for him. He leaves behind many of his ledgers for his family to continue the joy of lottery playing. Alphonso also set the tone for his family to be hard and dedicated workers. He became a retiree after 38 years at Cargill/Perdue—a true passion and love.

Through his travels and work, Alphonso met the first love of his life, Eunice. Eunice and Alphonso had 4 wonderful daughters ( Lynette Foreman, Wanda Patterson (Laseric), Toni Ann Moye (Donnell), and the late Eunice A Forrest and one son whom he gave his namesake ( Alphonso E. Forrest Jr.). Later in life, Alphonso Sr. found love again with Pollie, who preceded him in death as well.
On June 25th, 2024, The beloved father, grandfather, and brother Alphonso Forrest Sr. returned home to his Lord and savor. He will be able to hold his children Eunice A and Earl once more. He joined his 9 siblings in the kingdom of God. His 7 brothers (Clayton Murphy, Arthur Parker, William Pugh, Milton Pugh, Tony Pugh, George Forrest Jr, and Tyler William,) and two sisters (Dorothy Bynum and Shirley Whitehead). Eulandra Forrest also welcomed her grandfather at Heaven Gate for a basketball game. Clyde Foreman welcomed his father-in-love for life stories about the love of family.
Here on the mainland, Alphonso will be celebrated by his three surviving children, nine grandchildren (Tasha Forrest, Jermaine Foreman, Tyrone Forrest (Nikki), Clyde Foreman, Turquoise Foreman, Orlando Butler, Roland Forrest (Tayonna), Euniquwa Williams(Ben), and Alexis Burnham.), and twenty great-grandchildren. Alphonso Forrest Sr. will also hold a spot to reunite with his brother Larry Forrest and sisters, Mary Lewis, Patricia Forrest, and Josephine Hobbs.
 “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no one will take away your joy.” – John 16:22
Viewing Monday, July 1, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, July 2, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    David C Stevens/ Speedy says

    To the family of Slim. Am sorry for your loss 😔. I knew slim for over 40 years. He was a good man that
    taught me a lot and a good friend again I am very sorry for your loss may he find peace in heaven now

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    Shekida Green- Spruill (Lil Bit) says

    I had the pleasure of meeting Slim in 2004 during my time as a grain worker at Perdue Agribusiness. Slim was stationed on the Unit 2 bin floor and was a master of his craft. Everyone knew that if you wanted top-notch training, you went to Slim. His expertise and dedication were unmatched. Thank you for the incredible memories, Slim. May your legacy continue to inspire and empower future generations.

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    Cathaleen Holley says

    To Lynette, Wanda, Toni Ann, and the family of Mr. Alphonso Forrest, my prayers and condolences to you all. Stand together in love for one another. No personal stories to tell but I knew him by knowing his beautiful daughters and his grandchildren. Sending love and hugs. PS: The obituary was written so beautifully.

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