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Lakewood Cemetery
Friday January 21st, 2022

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Nedra "Janice" Forte

Nedra "Janice" Forte, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, after a brief illness.

Janice was born on Friday, May 6, 1932 in Akron to the late Brack and Effie Sweet (Ross) and lived in Green all of her adult life. She was a lifelong member of Akron Baptist Temple followed by City Church A/C and enjoyed the fellowship with her many friends and Pastors.

She is survived by her daughter, Georgia (Gerry) Murphy of Pawleys Island, SC; and son, Michael Forte of New Franklin, Ohio; nieces & nephews; and her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Janice was reunited in Heaven with her husband, Hollace Forte; daughters, Vicki Reeves, Janice Benes (Doob), Laurie Fahrer; and son, James Achberger.

A special heartfelt thanks to Janice’s son, Mike Forte, and grandsons; Timmy Forte and Dr. Richard Benes for all their extra visits and care and support over the last several years.

Due to the Covid Outbreak and family illness, funeral arrangements are limited to an outdoor service to be held at 1:00 pm on January 21, 2022 at Janice's final resting place, Lakewood Cemetery, 1080 W. Waterloo Rd., Akron, Ohio 44314.

We request that those attending the service to practice social distancing and wear face masks. If you are unable to attend or do not wish to attend, we understand, your love and prayers will be appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritanspurse.org (click on “give” and scroll to Memorial Walls to type in required information.

You are also invited to mooreffh.com to view Nedra's tribute wall to offer condolences and share memories.

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Hi Mom, been thinking about you so much. I really miss you being with me. I pick up the phone to call you. I look in the clouds for you. Although I know you are home and safe with God and the rest of the family, it makes me feel so alone. I am blessed with a great husband , nieces and nephews galore and many friends, yet it’s like I am the only one on earth sometimes. Blood is blood and I miss you, my sisters and brother more than I can ever explain. Love you Mom…..till I see you again.

Georgia Murphy Sep 6 2022 5:48 PM

Hi Mom! It's the first time my heart has allowed me to write to you. And as much as my heart breaks not having you with me, my heart also sings because you are with Holly (Dad) Janice, Vicki, Jimmy, Laurie and. the rest of the family. I am so grateful we had the last two months together. The joy, the laughs and the love we shared I will hold in my heart forever. Our last church service together was Christmas Eve and it was so beautiful. You being able to sit on the deck in the sun on so many sunny days was a joy for me after you being trapped inside by COVID for nearly two years. It made you so happy. We had so much fun and I will miss you every single day. And Mom, so many people have told me the different random acts of kindness you did your entire life. Oh Mom, I'm soooo sad you're not here but I do know what a welcome party there will be when God takes me home to see all of you.
I love you Mom.

Georgia Murphy Feb 26 2022 2:35 PM

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Georgia Murphy Feb 4 2022 12:43 PM

Georgia and Family: We are sorry that we can't get there tomorrow. Please know we are with you in spirit and will say a prayer for Janice and all of you at that time. Janice was such a lovely, loving woman, mother and grandmother. Her gracious and kind spirit showed through every time we saw her. She is the last of her generation that saw the union of our two families at Lock and Polly's wedding. Now she joins our parents in heaven, smiling down on all of us for eternity.
Sigi and Curt

Sigrid Reynolds Jan 20 2022 6:32 PM

You were always such a great rolè model as a mother for me growing up. I will always remember your generous gift of time to me. I will carry those sweet memories in my heart.

Love, Susan & Bob Jan 16 2022 1:52 PM

Rest In Peace Aunt Nedra. Enjoy your glorious reunion with your family who went before you. You will be missed. We love you, Bob and Bev

Beverly McQuown Jan 16 2022 10:37 AM