Charles “Charlie” William Forrester
May 22, 1935 - September 5, 2021
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Charles ‘Charlie’ William Forrester, 86, husband to Gail Forrester for 64 years went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 5, 2021. Charlie loved to share God’s word and convey his love and God’s love for others wherever he went. Charlie was born to the late J.P. Forrester and Inez Forrester. He retired…

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Bill Ballew left a message on September 18, 2021:
I am so sad to hear of my dear friend Charlie passing,I have one of his crosses he gave to me and will always cherish it and seeing and talking to him in Bojangles,so Charlie,do you know what? God Loves You and so do I! These are the exact words he ALWAYS TOLD ME! and obviously he told many people these exact words and I knew it came straight from his heart,I pray that God comforts his family and all his many friends,I will never forget him and I always carry the cross he gave me and look forward to seeing him again in heaven!
Carolyn Blankenship left a message on September 12, 2021:
Gail, Clarence and I were deeply saddened by the news of Charlie’s death. He was a dear friend and we will always cherish the many precious memories we have of him. He was such a fine Christian man who shared his faith with others. Please know our love and prayers continue for you and his sweet family May God bless and comfort you today and in the days to come. Our love and prayers.
Vicki McArdle left a message on September 11, 2021:
May God keep all of you in his hands and know that one day you will see each other again. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Vicki McArdle
Ginger Gilstrap Huggins left a message on September 10, 2021:
Just hated to hear of Mr. Charlie's passing. I have such wonderful memories of him from BFBC including coaching my basketball team!! I felt like I was a part of the Forrester family back then. Please know my prayers are with you all! Our Lord has gained his servant! Ginger Gilstrap Huggins
Kimberly Smith left a message on September 9, 2021:
I will miss the hugs he always gave me at church I always looked forward to getting my hug from Charlie he will be greatly missed sending prayers to Gail and the family
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Reverend and Mrs Gene Lloyd left a message on September 9, 2021:
You were not in Charlie’s presence very long until he reminded you “God loves you, and so do I”. His presence will be missed, but his legacy will live on. We send our prayers and condolence to Gail and the family.
Steve & Peggy Hodge left a message on September 8, 2021:
Charlie was the true embodiment of what a Christian should be. He carried the message of Jesus Christ with him everywhere he went and to everybody he met. Charlie brought a since of peace to our lives by just being around him. The few short years we knew Charlie he was a True Blessing to Peggy and me. He always had a smile on his face, and he was going to shake your hand or give you a hug and then he was going to look you in the face and say to you, YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I. So today we are all so sadden with the passing of our friend Charlie, but can you imagine how Charlie felt when he saw the one who gave His life for him, and HE told Charlie YES CHARLIE, I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU. Many tears will flow in the days ahead because of this man we all LOVED SO DEARLY. GOD THANK YOU FOR PUTTING CHARLIE INTO EVERYONE OF OUR LIVES and GOD PLEASE BLESS GAIL AND THE FAMILY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD. Please Give them and extra portion of Your Love in the days ahead. We will all miss You Charlie, so till we all meet again - YOU KNOW WHAT CHARLIE, GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DID WE. Thanks You God For Bringing Charlie Into Our Life Steve & Peggy Hodge
Susan McGaha Brown left a message on September 8, 2021:
Gail, Mike, Chris and Family - what a blessing it was to know Charlie and to call him our friend. The pastor said it best when he said "Charlie endeared himself to the people at Rock Springs" and I will add to anyone he ever met. He was truly a good, Godly man. We will dearly miss him. Our prayers are with you and the family. We love you. Susan and Jonas
alec and gail williams left a message on September 8, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear this news. Charlie was always smiling and always said when he saw you "God loves you and so do I"
Mike Davis left a message on September 8, 2021:
Our deepest condolences. Mr. Forrester presided over the funerals of both my sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Lawrence Garrett. I will always be grateful for his kindness , caring and guidance during these difficult times. I am sure he has touched many other lives as well and they are equally as grateful.
Phyllis Crawford left a message on September 8, 2021:
I have such great memories of Charlie, from church camp at Berea First Baptist up until a year or so at Bojangles and at Rock Springs Baptist. He always greeted me with “Hey Girl”. My prayers are with you all, but we certainly know he is with Jesus.
David Chastain left a message on September 8, 2021:
My prayers for Gail and the family during this time. Charlie will be greatly missed by many people. My favorite memory of Charlie is the times that I and the other guys in the singles group got to attend the “men’s meetings” in his home. He shared his testimony and taught us much about the Bible and life in general. That was many years ago, but I carried from that experience much Christian growth and friendship. Charlie impacted my life for the cause of Christ and did so for many more as well!
Steve Daniel left a message on September 8, 2021:
Mike and Family- So sorry to read of Charlie's passing. I never saw Charlie that he didn't have a smile on his face and something good to say. Rode with him to North Carolina to look at a truck that was being made and we talked about everything under the sun. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Barbara Stowe left a message on September 7, 2021:
Gail and family I am so sorry about Mr Forrester. He was a very kind man and loved his Lord. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.
Jack and Gwen Pierce left a message on September 7, 2021:
Our hearts are broken, Charlie was a wonderful friend, we loved him so much. Prayers for all of you! Jack and Gwen Pierce
Doug & Sandra Cothran left a message on September 7, 2021:
Gail, Mike, Chris and Family; Our prayers are with you and your family as you walk through this difficult time. Charlie will always be remembered by anyone who was fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. Charlie was not only a wonderful friend, but he was also truly a modern-day disciple. He always viewed any situation or challenge with a positive mindset and never allowed negativity to enter his daily life as he witnessed to everyone that he met. What a simple yet profound way to share Christ with all people…passing out Crosses and saying “Do you know what? God loves you and I do too” We will forever cherish the good times that we have shared and will always love you and your family. If there is one verse of scripture that reminds us of Charlie, it must be: John 13:35 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. It was evident that Christ lived in Charlie as he loved everyone he met! We’ll miss him dearly but are grateful God allowed our paths to cross. We love you,
Donna Davis left a message on September 7, 2021:
Gail me and mom loved Charlie so much, even though he said he never forgave her , we know he did Cant wait to see him again, God loves you and we do too
Kathy Padgett Loflin left a message on September 7, 2021:
Mrs. Forrester, Mike and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Forrester. Mr. and Mrs. Forrester were always such great influences in both mine and Michael's life. We always knew their door was open to both of us. I am always proud for Mike to call me "Big Sis". All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy Kathy
Stan Campbell left a message on September 7, 2021:
I will miss Charlie because of his love of people. He was a true Christian and shared it with everyone. He was a inspiration to me. God take care of his family. Love You Charlie and Jesus does too
Wendell Cothran left a message on September 7, 2021:
Dear Gail and Family, Charlie was a wonderful man. His presence always had a positive effect on the gatherings he attended. I will always remember the crosses he shared with those he met and the sharing of “God loves you, and I do too.“ Thinking back on my association with Charlie, I’m reminded of the following words of scripture: “Let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify the Father in heaven. “ “To God be the glory great things he has done.” Love you, Gail, and our family will be praying for you and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Daniel Moore left a message on September 7, 2021:
Charlie was a kind, generous, Christian man. Our thoughts go out to his precious wife Gail, and his family. You are in our prayers. Love in Christ, The Moore & Clark families
Kelley and Alan Spearman left a message on September 7, 2021:
Gail, our hearts are broken. Charlie will be dearly missed here on earth, but we know that we will all be re-united one day soon in Heaven. Our continued prayers will be with you and your family.
Steve Chapman left a message on September 7, 2021:
Dear Family, I'm so sorry to hear of my Friends passing, He gave me a cross about 8 months ago one morning at church and I have carried it every day!! He also gave me another one to give to someone who crossed my path and God led me to speak and give it away! I let him know of the first one and he gave me a 2nd one recently. I'm so glad that I got to meet Charlie and look forward to seeing him in Heaven!! Sincerely, Steve Chapman
Mary R Fling left a message on September 7, 2021:
Gail and family, We are praying for you all. Charlie will be missed by all who knew him. Love you. Wayne and Libby
Betty Owens left a message on September 6, 2021:
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