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Sue Roberts Forbes

Sue Roberts Forbes, 93, died Thursday, November 5, 2020. A native of Fairfax County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred H. Roberts and Florence L. Roberts. She was the widow of Dr. David C. Forbes and predeceased by two children, Harmon R. Forbes, and Margaret “Peggy” F. Forbes.

Mrs. Forbes attended Radford College, graduated from Virginia Tech, and did post graduate training at the Medical College of Virginia in Dietetics. She worked at Obici Hospital as dietitian and chemistry instructor for the School of Nursing. She established the food service at Hillcrest Nursing Home before serving as Supervisor of School Food Service for Nansemond County and Suffolk City Schools. She retired from Virginia Department of Education School Food Services as Assistant State Supervisor.

Survivors include a son, David C. Forbes (Robin); daughter, Nancy F. Cisco (Gary) and four grandsons, David S. Cisco (Anna), Bryan L. Cisco (Laura), John D. Forbes (Alyssa) and Robert H. Forbes and five great grandsons.

Graveside service will be held at Bethlehem Christian Church Cemetery, Holland Road on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11 AM with Rev. Lafayette Wilkins, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethlehem Church, 1549 Holland Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFh.com.

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Nancy, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a sweet and kind lady. Our prayers are with you and all the family.

Mike and Susan Simpkins May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Curtis and Nancy Sue: Sorry to hear about your Mom. Thinking about you and your family.

Antionette H. and Richard Johnson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Nancy we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Debbie And Harry Chavis May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Curtis and Nancy, Don and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Sue and David were my parents lifelong friends, and we shared special times together. I remember the times of games on Holland Road. You have a special place in our hearts, and we share our sympathy in your loss ! May you find comfort in the happy memories of special times and know that our hearts are with you. Sending hugs, Kay Barnes Goldberg and Don Goldberg9

Nancy and Curtis May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Nancy, Curtis and all the family, we are so sorry to learn of your mothers loss. Holding all of you close in our hearts and thinking of you during this challenging time.

Bucky and Kay Hurley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss of a wonderful friend and role model. We were travelers together when we worked for the A.State Dept.if Education. She will be missed.. Peggy G. Woods

Peggy G. Woods May 13 2021 12:00 AM