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Robin Marie Forrest, 54, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Robin was born Aug. 29, 1962, in Williamsburg, Va., and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1980 and worked as a nurse for over 20 years, most recently at Yorktown Family Practice. Robin will be remembered for how loving and caring she was to everyone she knew. She exemplified the meaning of the word “mother” and was truly loved by all.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Greg Forrest; daughter, Alexis Forrest of Yorktown; sons, Ryan Stephenson (Colleen) of Williamsburg and Patrick Stephenson (fiancé, Stephany) of Smithfield; mother, Diane Hedrick of Williamsburg; father, Thomas Hogge of Gloucester and grandchildren, Brayden, Austin and Caylee. She is also survived by her sister, Judy Jennings (Chris) of Williamsburg; brothers, Steven Deal of Williamsburg, James Deal (Denise) of Toano, and Clifford Hogge and Brandon Hogge (Melissa), all of Gloucester; father-in-law, Carleton Forrest of Yorktown, sister-in-law, Kim Drewry (Wayne) of Seaford; and a very large and loving family. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Bertha Scaff “Bum Maw.”
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Coastal Community Church, 101 Village Ave., Yorktown. A celebration of life service for Robin will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church with interment to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at Coastal Community Church, 101 Village Ave., Yorktown, VA 23693.