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Graveside Service

Brigham Cemetery
Friday April 29th, 2022

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Annette Melvina Black

"May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him, so that you may abound in hope with power of holy spirit."

                                                                                                  Romans 15:13

Annette Melvina Forkey Black, 65, of Campbell passed away peacefully at her residence in the early morning of Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Annette was born on February 24, 1957 in Malone, New York to Samuel George Forkey and Iona Abrams Forkey.  She married Kerwin Black in Campbell, TX on June 2, 1984.

Annette earned her Masters in Business Administration from East Texas state University now Texas A&M Commerce.  She worked as a case worker for Child Protective Services before she retired.  Annette enjoyed collecting antiques, bargain hunting and throwing parties for her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Annette was also known as Ann, Mom, Mimi and Mams.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  She had a habit of placing the needs of others ahead of her own and ensuring others around her were cared for.  Those who knew her will deeply miss her presence and will cherish the memories she left behind.

Those left to cherish the memories are her daughters: Marka Forkey and husband Mike Artrip of Campbell and Leigh-Ann Fashina and husband Rafiu Fashina of Mesquite; grandchildren: Lauren Artrip of Campbell, Isaac Spates, Aleema Fashina and Amelia Fashina all of Mesquite.  Annette is also survived by her sister Sheila Forkey and brothers: Kevin Forkey, Max Forkey, Jack Forkey and Lee Forkey.

She was preceded death by her parents and two brothers: Mark Forkey and Samuel G. Forkey II. 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell, TX.


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Ann, you were the best big sister a person could have. So strong and full of wisdom and guidance. I loved you with all my heart, and I will have a hole in my life with your passing that can never be filled.
Your Little Sister, Sheila

Sheila Heidmiller Apr 29 2022 3:04 PM

I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, Annette! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray you each find strength and comfort in each other and in your surrounding loved ones and friends! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Love and Blessings!

Rebecca McFaul Apr 28 2022 5:18 PM

You were one of my best friends and I will miss talking to you each day.

Leigh-Ann Fashina Apr 28 2022 2:08 PM

Ann ,
I always knew that you were there for me when I needed it most.
Your words meant more to me than you could ever know.

Kevin Forkey Apr 27 2022 3:04 PM