Forrestine Townsend

Hamilton County

Forrestine E. Johnson Townsend, 74, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in New York, N.Y. Forrestine was the second daughter to the late Elizabeth Lucas and Forrest Johnson. She was born on Aug. 10, 1938 in Chattanooga. She peacefully transitioned into eternal life.Forrestine attended Morristown College. She was an exemplary student and was active in sports, as she loved swimming and was a lifeguard at the college.She later moved to Detroit, Mich., where she completed her studies in English and moved to NYC shortly thereafter. Forrestine was an awesome, loving-mother; who can be described as a Confidant, Victor and Friend by all that knew her. She was known to many as Ms. Tina, she dedicated her life to children and served God throughout the way!She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rosilyn J. Stackhouse; and granddaughter, LaKeisha C. Sims; and spouse, Homer Townsend.She leaves to cherish her memory seven children, Sarita I. Sims, Patrice L. Days, Adam D. Days, Benjoir Days, Rosilyn Days, Jessal L. Days, (Ameenah Muhammad) and Ayesha N. Days; 11 grandchildren, DeMario A. Sims, GerMeka M. Sims, Thaddeus G. Sims Jr., Patrice R. Days, Devon Days, JaKeita Forrestine Days, Sarah N. Archer-Days, Sarita E. Archer-Days, Adam D. Days II, Amatuallah Muhammad, Adanti Barnes; eight great-grandkids, Shay White , Nique-Nique White, Tory G. Sims, TyAsia Sims, Jeremiah Sims, Thaddeus III, Genesis E. Days and Dessalines E. Days; stepsister, Constance Garay, brother-in-law, Clayvon G. Stackhouse; sons-in-law, Thaddeus G. Sims Sr. and Idryis Muhammad; daughters-in-law, Tawana Days; best friends, Doris and Shara Shropshire and Viola Scott; nieces, Denise Espinosa, Dwighta-Mana and Sharon Jones; nephews, Rufino Garay and Kevin Jones; special grandson, Lyle Jude Le-Blanc; god-son, Norris; and god-daughter, Ayesha Childers; along with a host of relatives and many other friends.Funeral services were held on Dec. 22, 2012 in New York.Announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404, 622-9995.

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