FORWARD, Mrs. Teola F. - Age 86, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Kith Haven Nursing Home. Family hour 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2012 at Detroit Street Church of God, G-5328 Detroit St., with funeral service commencing at 1:00 pm. Interment Sunset Hill Cemetery, G-4413 Flushing Rd. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Forward will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 10-6 p.m. Sunday.
Ms. Teola Francis Forward was born February 19, 1926 in Toledo Bend, TX, the daughter of the late Tony and Clemmie (Watley) Scott. She was a resident of Flint. Teola previously worked as a Teacher’s Aide in Louisiana. She loved gardening and cooking.
Ms. Teola Francis Forward leaves to cherish her memory: 4 daughters, Faye Gulley, Clea (James) Horne, Ellen Forward, all of Flint and Loretta Forward of Houston, TX; 2 sons, Arthur and Jerry Scott, both of Flint; 22 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; 21 great-great grandchildren; sister, Lela Scott; 2 brothers, Sid Scott, both of Houston, TX and Bryant Scott of St. Louis, MO; a host of other relatives and friends.
Ms. Forward was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty McGuire; son, Frankie Scott; 3 grandsons, James Horne, Billy Gulley and Mathew Scott; parents, Tony and Clemmie (Watley) Scott; 5 brothers; 2 sisters.