- About Us
A Time To Be Born
Frederick Lee Forbes, son of the late Solomon Forbes and Lillian Bernice Anderton-Forbes was born on February 21,1935 in Pitt County (Greenville), North Carolina.
A Time To Build
He received his education in the North Carolina Public School System. On March 7, 1952 he joined the Armed Forces of the United States and was assigned to the Air Force Base Camp in Raleigh, North Carolina. A World War II Veteran who was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. After serving four years in the Air Force, he then moved to Baltimore, Maryland and later assumed a full-time position as a tractor trailer truck driver for North American Van Lines. He was a member of Southern Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason 3rd Degree with the "International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star" Mount Moriah #27.
A Time To Gather
"Freddie", as he was often called, made numerous friends wherever he went, but his family was most important to him. He helped so many people and never mentioned a word about it because it was what he loved doing. A dad, friend and mentor to many, he will truly be missed.
A Time To Laugh
He had such a great sense of humor and when in his presence you were guaranteed an episode of laughter. He had countless stories of memories with his family and friends which was something he loved to share with everyone.
A Time To Love
A true friend and devoted family man, he left an impact on all those who had the opportunity to be in his presence.
A Time To Mourn
After a lengthy illness, Frederick went home to be with the Lord on February 7, 2018.
He leaves to mourn: four children, Frederick Carmon (Miami, FL), Freda Harvey, Marcel Boykin and Tamisha Forbes (his baby girl); one sister, Loretta A. Pruitt (Greenville, NC) who preceded him in death; one brother, Willis S. Anderton (Virginia); one sister in-law, Evelyn Anderton (Virginia); two daughter in-laws, Christine Carmon (Miami, Fl) and Lorraine Boykin; nine stepchildren, Reginald Gibson, Dierdes Gibson, Debroah Oliver, Brenda Allen, Phyllis Kelly, Sonya Gibson, John Gibson, Jr., Rene DeShields and Thomas Clemons; seventeen grandchildren; a special devoted friend, Louise Dangerfield; four devoted friends, John Shaft, Leroy Landis (North Carolina), Hiwatha Young (Billy Koon) and Kevin Wright (as he called my son); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.