Leola Forge

Leola Forge

March 21st, 1928 - September 29th, 2019
  • Birth Date: March 21st, 1928
  • Date of Passing: September 29th, 2019
  • Funeral Date: October 5th, 2019 1:00 am
  • Location: Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

Biography: Funeral Services for Leola “Tot” Forge, 91 of Angleton, will be held October 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 29309 CR 610, Angleton TX, Reverend Joseph L. Mayes Pastor,   Reverend Steven King, Eulogist.  Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, October 4, 2019 beginning at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. at Gardner Funeral Home, 507 W. Orange, Angleton, Texas.    Leola “Tot” Forge, was the oldest daughter of the late Willie B. Lee.   Leola was educated in the Houston Independent School District and was a proud graduate of Jack Yates High School.   She joined church and was baptized in 1939 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in McBeth, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Guy Stewart.  Leola moved to Angleton, Texas in 1947 and united with New Bethel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. R. Eath.  She became an usher and later became the President of the Usher Board.  As an usher for over forty years, she became a mentor to the younger ushers to ensure that the duties were carried out in an orderly and proper manner.  She was a faithful member of her church and in attendance until her health failed.   Her favorite things were talking on the phone, watching soap operas, court television shows, reading, an occasional outing to the mall, and spending time with family.  Leola was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt and instilled in her family the importance of loving one another and maintaining the family bond.  On September 29, 2019 she made her transition from earth, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother, Willie B. Lee, husband, Ober Forge, daughter, Joyce Smith, granddaughter, Shante’ Hall, siblings, Charles King, Robert Lee, Johnny Lee, and Dolores Simmons. She leaves to cherish her memories: Children:  Derotha Stephens, Rita Craft (Earnest), Wayne Hall, Sr., Brenda Randall, Ronnie Hall, Sr., and Lyndell Hall (Thelma); Stepchildren:  Ober L. Forge, Jr., Anthony Forge, Nickey Forge, Audrey Forge-Smith; Sister: Jessie Mae Lee; Sister-in-laws: Barbara Lee and Verde Tucker; Brother-in-law:  Norman Forge; 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, godson, Freddie Cooper, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   

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