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Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory
Monday January 8th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Monday January 8th, 2018

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Phyllis W. Forrester

MARION, Va. Phyllis W. Forrester, age 80, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born April 15, 1937 in High Point, N.C. to the late James E. and Mary Lee O'dell Webster Wheeless. Phyllis was a nurturer and care giver by nature. She spent 43 years as a Registered Radiology Technician and was retired from Smyth County Community Hospital. After retiring she stayed busy with home care for the elderly. In her younger years Phyllis had enjoyed bowling, and after some health issues she had turned her energy to walking, going to plays at the Barter Theater, taking trips with Sunshine Tours, and meeting with two senior groups in Chilhowie. Her outgoing nature, and love for people was evident; and she will be dearly missed especially by her son and grandson, who were her best friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special sister-in-law, Sylvia D. Wheeless. Phyllis is survived by her son, James "Jay" C. Forrester and wife, Cindy of Chilhowie, Va.; grandson, Derrick J. Forrester and wife, Evelyn of Wichita Falls, Texas; brothers, Donald Edward Wheless and wife, Janie of Powhatan, Va. and Jerry Lee Wheeless of Chilhowie, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Sabrina Rose, Melody Myers, and Margaret G. Lee. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Monday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Phyllis W. Forrester.

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Jay, I was saddened to hear about the passing of your mom. I hadn't seen her in ages, but I remember her smile and laugh. Thinking of you and praying for comfort for you and your family. Karen

Karen Rouse Jones Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

Jay and family, I cant begin to to tell you how sorry we are about the loss of your mom. She was such a beautiful and funny person. Every time I would see her she would tell me some funny story and we would laugh together. She will be greatly missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come. God Bless. Glenda and family

Glenda Armbrister Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

Jay, so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful lady.

Valerie Vandergriff Hicks Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

Jay, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I just saw her before Christmas and she was telling me a joke about Santa Claus. I worked with Phyllis for many years at SCCH and she was always pleasant to work with. She will be missed by all who knew her. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Melanie

Melanie Richardson Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Jay and family, We are very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Phyllis was a very lovely spirited lady and will be missed by all who have known her. Our prayers are that God will give each of you peace and comfort until you meet again. Sincerely, Bonnie, Ralph, Tony/Missy and Joel Haga

bonnie Haga Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Jay: Jiles and I are so sorry about Phyllis. She was a very special friend and when we were all young our two families made some good memories together .You have been a second son to me. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. We love you and are always here for you.

Denny Collins Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

Jay, I am sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom. She was a sweet, caring and humble lady who embodied the very definition of class. I thought very highly of her. She touched many lives during her time at SCCH. She will be missed.

Phil Bales Jan 8 2018 12:00 AM

I had the honor of working with Phyllis at Smyth County Community Hospital several years ago and she was such a delight to be around. She always loved making people laugh, enjoyed sharing jokes and had an infectious smile. Rest in Peace Phyllis.....you're certainly going to be missed.

Kenny Hay Jan 7 2018 12:00 AM

Jay and Family Phyllis was one of a kind, we spent time telling one another jokes at SCCH, she was a dear friend. She will be missed by her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family while you mourn your loss. God Bless, Philip

Philip Eller Jan 6 2018 12:00 AM

Jay, so sorry to hear of your mothers death, love and prayers for you and family..

Linda H Hanshew Jan 6 2018 12:00 AM

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