Thomas, Barbara Forscutt

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Barbara Jean “Forscutt” Thomas, 73, was born to Robert & Marie Forscutt on May 26, 1950 in Hackensack, NJ. She fell asleep in death on Friday, June 23, 2023.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Fred Thomas (Floyd, Va). Her children: Diana (Kris) Basham and Matthew (Jessica) Thomas both of Floyd, Va. Joy (Adam) Toney and Corinna (Rex) Ferguson both of Hendersonville, Nc. Andrew Thomas of Wytheville, Va. Grandchildren: Samantha (Josh) Laird of GA, Morgan Basham of TN, Kaleb Thomas of (Floyd), and Dylan Toney (NC). Jayde Gardner (Floyd). Siblings: Robert (Karen) Forscutt and Linda Sipes both of (NC), Judi Forscutt (VA), and Nancy (Edd) Seigh (NJ). As well as a multitude of Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and special friends. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Marie Forscutt, and her daughter, Melanie Creasey.

When Barbara was 15 years old she dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized on May 29, 1965, the beginning of her faithful walk in her service to Jehovah. Barbara was known for her hospitality. One sister shared with us that “the very first time I came to the Kingdom Hall Barbara opened her arms wide to welcome me. I knew I had made the right choice.” Many others have shared similar thoughts.

One of her favorite songs for years said: “we thank you Jehovah, for our brotherhood, where we find companions both true and good.” She did her best to live her life by this, giving of her time and resources whenever she saw a need. Barbara was also a loving mother, wife and caregiver. Not only did she do her best to care for her husband and six children but lovingly took in and cared for the children of a dear friend that had passed.

What a comfort to know that Jehovah yearns to bring his loyal ones, like Barbara, back to life. We find reassurance in the words of Job who said, “You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” (Job 14:15). We eagerly anticipate the time when Jehovah will bring his faithful servants’ back to life.

The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful hospice team that guided us through this difficult time. You were so gentle and attentive to our every need, you gave our wife and mother the dignity she desired. We have had a steady stream of love and support from our many loving friends and family, thank you all so much!

A Memorial talk will be given on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1450 Floyd Hwy. S, Floyd, VA 24091 or join us via zoom: Meeting ID: 823 1365 3475 Passcode: 210852 In lieu of flowers please make donations to JW.ORG or Carilion Clinic Hospice.