Welcome to the memorial page for

Lisa Forsythe

September 23, 1962 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 55)

Lisa Smith Forsythe passed away from a broken heart on Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2017.   Her husband and soulmate, Doug Forsythe, went to his eternal home on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.   His Celebration of life was Thursday, September 28, 2017. 

Lisa will be loved and missed by many.   She was preceded in death by her Mama who she adored.  Both parents Donald Curtis Smith and Wilma Jane Hayton Smith.   Her baby boy, little Randy.   Her beloved nephew Jacob Smith and several other loved ones. 

Heartbroken on Earth are her children Bethany Knoblauch, Melissa Ginyard and Matthew Nankervis.   Their spouses Ryan Knoblauch and Courtney Roberts.  Her grand babies Hunter, Joleah, Micah, Jordyn, Josalee, Berkley, Elaina and one on the way.  She loved her kids and grandkids very much.  She has 2 brothers Donnie and Bill Smith, a sister Pam Smith.  Their spouses Blanche Smith,  Betty Smith and Mike Luna who she held close to her heart.  Her nephews and nieces Eric, Emily, little Donnie, Carina, Kevin, and Isaiah.  Several great nieces and nephews,  cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. 

Do Romeo and Juliet Love stories really exist?  Can two people love each other so much that they physically can't live with out each other?  Before Tuesday I would have said you only hear about that in fairy tales.  But now I can tell you 100% for sure that kind of love really does exist.  That kind of love is both priceless and scary.  That kind of love is the unique love my parents shared.  My dad earned his wings first and thirteen days later my mom joined him.   I know he was in heaven begging Jesus to bring her home to him, I just wish he would have let us have her a little while longer. 

 There was no denying their unique love and bond.   My mom could finish my dad's sentences and in ways knew him better than he knew himself.  He had been sick for years before his departure.  Mom went to every doctor's appointment and never left his side during extended hospital stays.  Mom knew all the answers about his health and my dad would just say "ask my wife."  She missed out on so much joy in her own life and put her own health issues on the back burner.  She felt helplessness and disparity watching her soulmate slowly die.  She was a top notch wife and did everything she could for her husband.  My dad would say that "she kept him alive." 

 After my dad's passing, our family flooded my mom with love and support.  And after twelve days she was ready for quiet time to mourn her husband in peace.   That first night alone she laid in her earthly bed and woke up in her heavenly home reunited with her soulmate once again for eternity.  

Funeral service will be held 6pm Monday, October 9, 2017 at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be held 10am Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Onslow Memorial Park.  

**Letters to Momma** (From your Children):


To my mommy,

    You were my best friend, my heart, my soul, my everything. I can't thank you enough for the memories, life lessons, and unconditional love. You left us way too soon. I'm going to miss our daily phone conversations, our laughs, and most of all the support you always provide me. Growing up you set an amazing example of how a mother loves and encourages her children. You worked so hard to take care of us and taught us how to be independent. As an adult, you taught me to never give up no matter what obstacles I faced. Mom, you were the best Mimi. You loved all your grand babies so much and everyone knew that. My two girls loved you more than anything in the world. They spoke to you daily, saw you numerous times a week when possible, and always looked forward to being in your arms. I thank you for being there for them like you were. We both knew how much you helped me with them. We will miss you so much each and every day. I promise to never let them forget how much they meant to you. Though this is the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with and the pain feels unbearable, I will make sure I carry on in your footsteps. I promise to be the best mom I can be and even take over some of your traditions you had with the girls. Please know you will never be replaced nor forgotten. Until we meet again, just know how much we love you and wish we had been blessed with even more time with you. You will forever be in our hearts... love, Melissa 



To tell you the truth, I don't even know where to start with this letter.  All of us are completely devastated that God has decided to call you home.  I know that you aren't in pain physically, mentally, or emotionally anymore.  You are with my brother Randy, Doug, Grandma, Grandpa and every other loved one that we lost, but most importantly God.  You are the most beautiful woman both inside and out that I have ever laid eyes on.  Every time you smiled, it made me smile.  Every time you laughed, it made me laugh.  And every time you cried, it broke my heart and made me cry.  You were my rock that I could always go to for advise or comfort.  No matter what I did, you always had my back and supported me.  I don't know how I am going to keep going on but I know you will always be watching over me and always steering me in the right direction.   Thank you and Doug for raising me to be the man I am today..  I know that you both were/are very proud of me but all the praise goes to both of you because without y'all, I wouldn't be half the man I am.  I am going to miss you with all of my heart.   Life here on earth won't be the same for me.  I look forward to the day that we can be together again.  I know that you will be standing there at the gates of Heaven with that beautiful smile on your face and we will cry tears of joy together.  I will always keep all the memories I have with you close to my heart.   I hope that I can be half the loving person and parent that you were to me.  I know you already know this but I love you with all my heart.

Rest in paradise Momma,

Your son,



 Service Information

Funeral Service
October 9, 2017

6:00 PM
Bear Creek Baptist Church
116 Great Neck Landing
Hubert, NC 28539

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