Jo Dunaway Forrester


Jo Dunaway Forrester

77, Columbia

Jo Dunaway Forrester, 77, of Columbia, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019, in Hattiesburg.

She was a wonderful cook and loved cooking for family and friends. She also loved flowers, gardening and traveling. She was a true movie buff and an avid reader.

She had an exceptional sense of humor and will be remembered by all who knew her as witty, funny and a fun lady. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and a former member of the Pine Needle Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rod Forrester, and parents, Hilton Dunaway and Helen Holmes Roberts.

Survivors include her three daughters, Diahn Lee of Hattiesburg, Rhonda Lillis or Alturas, Fla., and Kelly Forrester of Mandeville, La.; four grandchildren, Tara Morel and Heather Crawford, both of Louisiana, Shawn Lillis of Texas and Chase Rainey of Hattiesburg; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mona Nolen of Columbia; one brother, Doug Dunaway of Biloxi, and her two spoiled, adored cats, Samantha and Miss Kitty.

Per her wishes, she was cremated without a memorial service.

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