March 11, 1943 – May 18, 2021
Doretha Forest Charles, 78, of Natchez entered the Eternal Kingdom May 18, 2021, from Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport.
Doretha confessed Christ at an early age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Pentecost Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Joe Williams Sr. where she remained a faithful member until her demise.
A celebration of her life and homegoing will be May 22 at 1 p.m. at Abundant Life Church. Visitation will be from noon until service time.
She is preceded death by her husband, Ocie Lee Charles; father, Lee Arthur Forest; a daughter, Faye Forest; and brother, Michael Forest.
Her memories will forever be held by her mother, Ocie W. Forest; two sons, Terry Forest and wife Paula of Desoto, Texas, and Jerry Forest Sr. and wife Bernice of Natchez; three daughters, Jacqueline Forest, Bridget Gillie and husband Albert of Natchez, and Shenessa Forest of Natchitoches; seven grandchildren, Selece Gathings and Terrance Forest of Desoto, Texas, Miracle Forest, ShuDarrell Forest and Oscar Williams IV of Natchitoches and Jerry Forest Jr. and Albert Gillie Jr. of Natchez; one brother, Anderson Forest and wife Vanessa of Desoto, Texas; seven sisters, Henrietta Byrd, Rozelia Carpenter, Dorothy Curry, Ethel Forest, Annie Forest, Shelia Johnson and husband David of Natchez, and Lee Ethel Forest of Dallas, Texas; as well as a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
We would also like to include as our extended family, Daisy Tignon, the Dunahoes, Edwin, Lola, Jared, Jason and Ashley, whom are all very dear to our hearts.