October 8, 1922 – July 5, 2019
Lois A. Forgacs was promoted to Glory and ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 5, 2019 at the age of 96. She was born Lois Frances May Atkinson in her parent's home in Jenkinjones, West Virginia on Sunday, October 8, 1922. As a young child during revival meetings at the Jenkinjones United Methodist Church she placed her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and was baptized. In her teenage years, the family moved to Venus, West Virginia where she and her future brother-in-law, Alexander Forgacs graduated in 1939 at the age of 16 as the youngest graduating seniors from Gary High School. During her teenage and young adult years she worked in the town's coal mining company store where customers paid for their purchases with script instead of cash. She was a WWII bride and married at the age of 20. After the war she and her husband, Steve Forgacs moved to Winchester, Virginia where she worked at Mary Ann's, a women's exclusive boutique clothing store. In 1958 on a lark after vacationing in Florida they decided to make Clearwater their permanent home. After settling in Clearwater she became a cosmetologist and worked in that field for several years. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Clearwater and then Keene Terrace Baptist Church in Largo. She was a woman of sincere faith and a fervent believer in prayer and participated in the church prayer ministry, keeping notebooks of the prayer requests and answers to those prayers. She is preceded in death by her husband, Steve A. Forgacs; her parents Jacob L. Atkinson and Eulala F. Atkinson; baby brother Curtis Lee Atkinson; and niece Rebecca Rogers. She is survived by two sisters, Mary A. Rogers (Lloyd) and Shirlee David; three children, daughter, Lisa M. Richardson (Michael); son, Lawrence S. Forgacs; and daughter, Linda M. Forgacs; five grandchildren, Autumn Malagies; Holly Malmstrom; Nell Forgacs (Joe Giessner); Lauren Forgacs; and Katherine Forgacs; and one great-granddaughter, Sadie Grace Forgacs-Giessner; along with nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm at the Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. A second visitation at Sylvan Abbey will be held at 1 pm Sunday, July 14 with the Memorial Service starting at 1:30 pm, followed by the committal service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch (www.youthranches.org) or World Challenge (www.worldchallenge.org).
- Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
- Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, July 14, 2019
- Committal Service Sunday, July 14, 2019
July 10, 2019
Lois was my sunshine. I enjoyed all the time I spent with her. She had a cute smile. I love you honey bunny!