Delie Mae Evelyn Rhodes Forrest of Mena, age 86, passed away June 30, 2020, two days before her 65th wedding anniversary to Ezra Forrest.
Delie was born in Vandervoort, AR on June 18, 1934 to Monroe and Myrtle Rhodes of the Primitive Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband Ezra Forrest of Mena, daughter Debra Needham of Hatfield, and son Randy Forrest of Mena.
She had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Delie lived in several different towns as an adult and made friends wherever she went. Her heart was always in Mena, where she and Ezra kept a home which they retired to in 1992. Her home is surrounded by a beautiful garden where she spent many happy hours. Delie Forrest made a living in sewing factories, but also sewed at home for pleasure. She loved listening and attending live music sessions and festivals. She enjoyed gardening, being with her extended family, and taking good care of her many animals that she had a special affiliation with.
Mrs. Forrest’s visitation will be at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home on Friday, July 3 rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Beasley-Wood Chapel on Monday, July 6 th at 2:00 p.m. with interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.
Pallbearers will be Steve McMellon, Terry Martin, Randy Lindsey, Mike Rhodes, Loyd Knight and Lonnie Lance. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Dowdy, and Kenny Forrest.
First Christian Church of Mena will be serving a meal for the family at noon on the day of the service.
Services are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.