Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel

1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA


Lou Ellen Forbus

December 13, 1927October 15, 2019

FORBUS, Lou Ellen, 91, of Midlothian, entered Heaven's gates on October 15, 2019. She was born December 13, 1927 in Abernant, Alabama to the late William Milton and Nancy Jane Glover.

Lou was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Thomas Reginald “Reg” Forbus, as well as seven brothers and three sisters. Lou is survived by her four children, Reg Forbus (Priscilla), Cheri Bloss, Lori Blakeney (Brad) and Chett Forbus (Priscilla); eight grandchildren, Chett Forbus, Jr., Kate Landis, Brent Blakeney, Sean Forbus, Mark Blakeney, Brett Forbus, Danielle York and Emily Forbus; four great-grandchildren. Lou's youngest sister, Sara Nell Nalley, survives her.

As a loving mother and homemaker, she shared many gifts—including arranging flowers for Sunday services, teaching Sunday school, and sewing. For many years she made and sold aprons and clown costumes at craft shows and for shops throughout Virginia.

Prior to relocating to Midlothian in 1979, Lou and Reg were longtime residents of Severna Park, MD and charter members of Severna Park Baptist Church. Lou was very active in their community, church, and civic organizations.

Alzheimer's may have taken her memories but never her kindness and gentle spirit. She was loved by all who knew her. The family is grateful for the wonderful care she received from Spring Arbor Cottage of Salisbury and AT Home Care Hospice staff.

A graveside service ‪on Monday, October 21, at noon‬ at Dale Memorial Park will be followed by a celebration of life service ‪at 2:00 p.m.‬ at Bon Air Baptist Church, ‪2531 Buford Road‬. A reception and time of visitation will follow the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association: www.alz.org/grva/donate


  • Graveside Service Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 21, 2019


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Jennifer Glover

October 18, 2019

She was always so sweet and soft spoken! I loved to hear her speak sweet sweet words about my dad, her brother. I will alway treasure the stories she told about him! Fly high sweet angel! Love and hugs from family in Alabama
Jennifer Glover

Vickie Felts

October 18, 2019

Lori and family, I have such sweet memories of your Mom and her time at Huguenot Rd. Baptist Church. She had such a beautiful smile and personality. I have one of her "Hokie aprons"! Prayers for comfort and peace for your family.