Clarett R. Forbes

Born March 9, 1938 in Top Hill, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies
Departed May 24, 2024 in Palm Bay, Florida

Clarett R. Forbes, a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2024 at home.

Anyone who knew her would tell you she knew and loved God, had a hard work ethic, believed one should take time to gather the tools that would enable self sufficiency, which for her started with education. She valued learning and knew that a good foundation could lead to success on any chosen path.

She was a source of strength and support to all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed. Clarett is survived by her husband Derrick; sisters Lena and Naomi; brothers Clinvern and Ranley; children Ricky and Erica; and grandchildren Derrick III, Jeanelle and Parker who will always remember her as a loving and devoted matriarch.

We take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace, and we will hold her in our hearts forever.

Clarett’s celebration of life will be on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10 am at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 50 West Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901.

Please consider donations, in lieu of flowers, in her memory to the Holy Trinity Altar Guild:
Holy Trinity Altar Flower Fund

Family and friends can watch, or then later view the service:

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Andrea Lewis-Goss and Family wrote on June 29, 2024:
Our condolence to you and your family. We are here for you.
Dorian & Odee Dawodu from Fort Washington wrote on June 29, 2024:
May God give you comfort and peace knowing you will have forever memories of her life on this earth in your hearts! A Mother’s love cannot be replaced but what she has imparted in her family lineage will last a lifetime! We Love you family and we will lift everything up in prayer! The Dawodu’s
Lorraine Gunn from New York City wrote on June 28, 2024:
Clarett was a registered nurse and spent most of her time caring for others. She was also a sister, wife and mother who gave unconditional Love. May Clarett Forbes rest in peace in God’s arms. My dearest Naomi and Family you have my deepest sympathy and may you find comfort in the memories you all shared . Allow God to comfort you and give you peace.
Kaye Palmer from Indianapolis, Indiana wrote on June 27, 2024:
Deepest condolences to Clarett’s husband Derrick and family, and sisters Lena and Naomi. From Bobby Grant’s sisters Pam Phillips, Kaye Palmer and the entire Grant family.✝️
Alison Solomon Nicholson from Kingston wrote on June 8, 2024:
A life well lived in service to others. May her soul rest in peace!
Evelyn Brillon from Manalapan wrote on June 6, 2024:
Mrs. Forbes was a formidable leader in nursing and role midel for young women in nursing. I will remember her tenacity and strength.
Patricia Rawlins from Port St Lucie wrote on June 4, 2024:
Patricia Rawlins 9873 SW Isabelline Drive, Port St.Lucie
Tricia (Gunter) Ross from Providence, RI wrote on June 3, 2024:
As a kid in NJ, I loved going to Aunt Claret and Uncle Derrick's house growing up. Spending time with them and Ricky and Erica are some of my fondest memories. I was able to visit her and Uncle Derrick only a handful of times over the last several years, but they were visits I looked forward to and enjoyed. May she rest in the sweetest peace now and the family be comforted by many loving memories. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Veda Gunter from Apopka, Florida wrote on May 31, 2024:
Claret was a truly remarkable professional and friend, was an exceptional leader who embodied qualities of generosity, kindness and love. Rest in peace dear friend. Always in our hearts
Wendy Cambrea from Chatanooga TN wrote on May 31, 2024:
Naomi and family Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers. Words of sympathy feel inadequate in expressing grief and sorrow for a loss so great. Sending a warm embrace and all my love during this sad time.”
Eileen Lovett from North Palm Beach wrote on May 30, 2024:
I worked with Clarett for many years and learned so much from her expertise. She was a power house in the health care industry.......she adored her family and friends.......she will be missed by many people near and far. RIP dear friend ...Deepest sympathy to Derrick, Ricky, Erica and family.
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