Debbie Jo Forbes

April 25, 1952 - August 5, 2023
Trinity Lutheran Church
421 N. Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
864-242-5702 | Map
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Debbie Jo Forbes,71, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023. She was with family when she peacefully passed. Born in Williamston, SC, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Sarajane Mewbourne Martin. She is survived by her three children, Jordan Forbes (Kaylee), Abbie Waymer (Travis), and Cally Bernat (Jeff); grandchildren Amari, Aliyah andContinue Reading

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Golda Ross and daughters left a message on September 26, 2023:
We loved Debbie. We are sorry to hear of her illness and send love and prayers to her girls and their families.
John Hoppe left a message on August 29, 2023:
Oh no! I hate to see this! Debbie was one of the sweetest people that I've ever met!
Tina Childress left a message on August 18, 2023:
To one of the sweetest and kindest and selfless peopleI know! You will be missed so much! Thank you for loving my daughter like your own! But I don’t think anyone that knew you would expect anything less! Your family and friends will miss you dearly, but know your in a better place! Love, Tina Childress
Connie Simmons left a message on August 11, 2023:
My deepest condolences. Debbie Jo was a wonderful friend and colleague. She loved her NICU babies so much. Everyone that knew her loved her. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Busey left a message on August 10, 2023:
Debbie Jo was such a beautiful spirit. I remember my first rotation in the NICU in 1989 as a terrified resident. The gracious support and guidance provided by Debbie Jo (and the whole staff of dedicated practitioners— I love this picture of her with her colleague Kris B!) meant everything to my young learner self. A beautiful, kind and generous soul. My condolences to her family. Sharon Busey
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Alison Jones left a message on August 9, 2023:
Debbie Jo was a bright spot in a stressful residency back in 1989-92. She made all of us residents shine as we struggled through those early days of residency. She became a mentor and mostly a friend. She had some killer Halloween parties and I was privileged to know her children. One year I even took Abby trick or treating as Debbie Jo got herself together for one of those parties. When I had children of my own, her son, Jordan, and my son, Chandler, played YMCA soccer together. How fun it was to reconnect! We remained close after some of her health issues started. I regret that we lost touch again. Life is so short. Debbie Jo, you and your entire family will be in my heart forever. You will be missed. Your light will never dim❤️
Joyce Jones Lewis left a message on August 8, 2023:
Dear Calli and family, I’ve thought of you and Debbi so often thru the years. She was a sweet person with an even sweeter heart. I’ve got many special memories of her. We were tree sisters in the living tree, and looked foward to singing side by side at BFBC during the Christmas season. I came to be with her at the hospital when Abbi had her accident and was amazed at Debbis strength. I remember well when she adopted Jordan and how thrilled she was to give him her home and her heart. I know you all will miss her terribly but I’m so thankful that even death can’t take away our memories. Love to you all, Joyce
Ruth Ann Pepper Hudgens left a message on August 7, 2023:
Debbie was a special friend all through our years in elementary, junior and senior high. I'll always remember her beautiful voice in chorus. In 1977, she was one of the nurses who took care of my oldest daughter in the NICU at the old Greenville General Hospital. In 2009, she was one of the nurses who took care of my second grandson in the NICU at the Greenville General Hospital. I have shed a few tears today and am so thankful that Debbie was my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ruth Ann
Sandra Hamann left a message on August 7, 2023:
Debbie Jo fought a long battle! She did it valiantly, while still caring for her family. She was remarkable and will be missed for all the love she gave. All the families she helped with the special care she gave to preemie babies have a special love for this fine woman. Our heart goes out to her children and grandchildren with love and sympathy. Dale and Sandra Hamann
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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