This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Agnes Forbin 64 years old , born on November 2, 1955 and passed away on December 13, 2019. We will remember her forever.


Friday, January 10, 2020: Wake keeping7:00pm till 2:00am Viking Center: 15212 Dino drive, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

Saturday, January 11, 2020: Church Service   10:00am to 11:30am Resurrection Catholic Church: 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, Md 20866

Burial: 1:00pm Gate of Heaven Cemetery: 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md 20906.

Reception/Celebration of life: Following burial.

Viking Center: 15212 Dino drive, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866

Posted by JANET EDWARDS on December 22, 2019
Ms. Agnes as I call her will always be missed. A very kind, reliable, God fearing lady. Very committed to her words.
She is like a big sister to me. She saw me through good times and bad times. She lifted me when I was down and even gave me the basement of her house just to lift me up. She let me use her address when I needed it. I never paid her a single cent. She made sure I received all my mails. She would even bring them to me. She saw to it that I became a citizen in this country and did not stop there but saw to it that I brought my two kids to America. She will be blessed abundantly even in her grave. Her children, grand and great grand children and all her generations/off spring will be blessed in the mighty name of Jesus.
She lived her life for her Christianity especially her catholic faith. She fulfilled her catholic obligations at all times.
Let us use John 14:2 to console ourselves
Ms. Agnes is in her father's house where there are many mansions. She is occupying one of the mansions. No more stress, no more bills, no more aches and pains but enjoying everlasting life.
Family and friends let's morn like Christians and believe she has gone to her Maker, the one she served so diligently.
Ms. Agnes sleep and take your rest.
May light perpetual shine upon her and may her soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Protus Forbin on December 22, 2019
Sis, Nkem.
You left too soon. You said you wanted to go to Macy’s. But, before I could make preparations for the Macy’s trip, you are no more. You had mentioned that your phone was not working properly. I was planning to bring Macy’s and a new phone to you for Christmas. Your passing has left me shattered.

Sis, without you, things will never be the same. I love our baby brother and big sister relationship. I loved and missed your frankness. I have learned so much from you and you will truly be missed.
Posted by Rosaline Ntimeh on December 22, 2019
Sister Agi, am still in doubt whether is real that u are no more. I remembered a week before ur departure we met n the first thing u said to me was Chantal Biya as u always calls me. I never knew that was our last seeing. Sis all I hv to say is go well. You left a gd legacy by touching so many lives. We are here today is b/c of u. We loved u but God love u more. Go in peace and do greet my father, ur mother and the rest of the family for me. You will always remain in our hearts. Bye bye.
Posted by Lucia Forbin on December 22, 2019
Where do I begin? My first encounter with you in Kumba? Your visit to me in Yde as I pursue my visa to the U.S. In Nov 1997? Where do I begin? The pain of your departure is ever so present as not a minute goes by without me thinking of you. My life is so interwined with yours so much that I cannot separate my actions without thinking of what you would say or do. There is never a task you have asked me to do without me doing? I may disagree with you but at the end of the day I will do. 
Let's start with Nevaeh. I stopped shopping for her because you took over. Now I have to go back and pick up from where you left off . Your goal for Nevaeh was for her to play the alto Saxophone in the church choir; now that you are gone do you think she will listen to me. I am not even in a choir because I cannot carry a tune. You were the one in the choir. Now that you are gone that is the end of that. You call her ''Ms. Know It all'' and she enjoyed it. She is always quick to tell you what she thinks and believes in. She told you her goal is to attend Yale Law School and you said you will live to see that happen. She did not even know where Yale is when you asked her. We both laughed at her then. Now you are gone. Gone forever.
Jay is so lost. He took your untimely death to heart. He will not talk about it. He just mentioned that you would have pulled over so he can vacuum your car as he does every week. How you were so proud of him on how efficient and handy he is. He cleans your living room and once you called me at work to tell me that he repaired your oven. I really doubted what you said until I came home and he confirmed that he did repair the oven. You believed in him so much.
Peter, your personal secretary. The one who review the weather for you, print directions for your many travels. The one who checks all your emails and notify you of what is important. The one you call "Papa", "my father". The one you care for so much. The one who drives you back from work when you gave him your car so he can go to internship while you ride the bus. The one whom you always defend. "Leave my Papa alone" as you always say. A month ago you bought him a winter jacket. Was that a farewell jacket. We wished we knew.
Mama Agie, your absence is devastating. Words alone does not even begin to describe how we feel. I know you can see our hearts. I know you can sense how miserable we are. Your brother does not sleep. He paces all night listening to the music on this website. We are useless without you.

I no longer ask questions as God knows best. The God you derved diligently every chance you get. Is it Divine mercy, benediction, Marian Prayer group, daily 06:30 mass, St Cecilia choir, Contemporary choir, Legion of Mary, Special duties at the Basilica etc? We know deep inside how spiritually strong you were. We know deep inside your interwoven you were with Catholic principles and dogma. We know deep inside where you are now. We know deep inside that you will be looking out for us and guiding us in subtle ways.
Our love could not hold you back from our maker.
The love we have you will never ever fade
Posted by Esther Garner on December 22, 2019
Mama Agnes,
I'm truly saddened by your sudden demise. You were like a mother figure to me. Always checked on my twin boys despite the long drive. You truly touched my/our hearts. Your soft spoken voice always made the environment peaceful despite the pressure at a certain moment. Unfortunately, now is when it is actually mentioned; I am really saddened. Your peaceful charisma you carried throughout made you be the great mama, grandma, friend, advisor, mentor, disciplinarian, coworker, and friend that you were. Rest in perfect peace mama Agnes till we meet again. Peace mama
Posted by Peter Atembe on December 22, 2019
Grand Auntie, I have not been able to believe that you are gone forever. Just a week after we meet and shared a discussion, you left us without saying goodbye.
Sister, what can I say? Since I got to this country and met you for the very first time, you embraced me as your son. You guided me in all my endeavors, cautioned me and warned me when necessary. When my family later joined me, you equally embraced them and we have remained together till your departure. You had planned to take your goddaughter for a week during summer as she prepares to go to college. You were more than a sister to me. You were loved and cherished by members of our community and beyond. You championed the creation of the Lewoh community organization in the United States and remained a mother to all it members. You often called me to reiterate the fact that we have to make sure that LECUDEM-USA remain strong. 
Sister Agie, we loved you but God Almighty loved you most. We thank Him for the life He gave you during your sojourn on earth. I wish you a safe journey and pray that the Lord God will give you eternal rest in Heaven till we meet to path no more. Accept farewell from all my children.

Adieu Grand Auntie.

Peter Atembe
Posted by Symphosia Forbin on December 21, 2019
Grand Auntie, Mami, Nkem Nkengafec,
It’s so hard to believe that you are no longer here with us. You always said that you were ready, little did I ever reflect on your statement. Your spiritual readiness is now a reality. I do not know what to say, I keep telling myself that I am dreaming. I guess I am in denial. The pain is excruciating because you left too soon. You will always be missed.

I will forever cherish the memories that we shared. Thank you once more for accepting me into your family and always empowering me. I regret not telling you how much I enjoyed your company. The only thing that consoles me right now, is that you were spiritual ready. It’s reassuring that you are with the Lord, Almighty. I ask that you continue to pray for us, until we meet again.

Love you forever,

Your wife, Manyi Mafua, Symphosia Forbin
Posted by Emma Forbin on December 21, 2019
Dear Grandma Agnes,
I remember how every time you came to visit my family and I you'd always call me special names, like Ngufac, and Asong. I'm glad that your in a better world now.
.                                                  ❤ ♥ Sincerely
Posted by Emma Forbin on December 21, 2019
Dear great grandma I am sorry that you got sick I will miss you so much I will see you in heaven
.                                                         love Nathan
Posted by Emma Forbin on December 21, 2019
Dear great grandma I will always miss you and am going to remember you in my heart❣
                                                             love Noah
Posted by Alex Forbin on December 21, 2019
Dear great grandma, I have heard that you have now moved on to a new world. I hope you are happy that you are in heaven now, we miss you so much. I really wanted to spent time with you and I will never forgot you because you are part of us.
.                                                      love Alex ❤
Posted by Joe Forbin on December 21, 2019
Hello Auntie "Agge", as I fondly referred to you, I'm so happy I had the opportunity to be with you on Saturday 12/07/19, and that is how I will continue to picture you forever. Any and everybody that saw you that Saturday still does not believe you are gone. It still seems to me as if it is a
a bad dream from which I will wake up and everything will be okay.
I hope you are in a better place now resting peacefully without any more pain.
Posted by Emillia Forbin on December 21, 2019
To my dear sister Agnes Forbin, this one is from me to you. My heart is forever broken. People tell me that in time the pieces will eventually come back together. Tears have been falling down my cheek now for so long now how to believe you are gone. I thank God for making me have a lovely and caring sister as you.
I will always remember when you go to check on us each day. Every week you call to find out if we are fine and make sure we are safe. I remember especially during these past three years in which Cameroon is politically unstable, you were always calling and checking, telling us to lock the doors and stay indoors and if possible turn off the lights and lie on the floor and don't open the door if anyone knocks. Who is going to call and check on us again and all the times you have to call at 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. and even wake me up and remind me to go for morning masses, ooooooo my sister I'll miss all this from you.
I lastly spoke with you on Saturday the 7th of December in which you reminded me of the Feast of Immaculate Conception, which was taken over from Sunday to monday. Little did I know that was the last time we will talk, and on sunday Honorine my daughter called telling me lucia called her telling us tobput you in prayers, and on Friday the 13th of December at 1:30 p.m. in Cameroon the heart broken news arrived us you are no more. I can't even continue writing because this page can't even take all the memories I have with you.
You are always around us and engulfying us with your love giving us strength keeping us together. I pray someday we'll meet again where they'll be No Pain No sorry of heart and only joy and laughter. We will forever miss you love you but God loves you more. Extend my greetings to Papa, sister Anastasia, mama and Cyprain (CY).
Adieu my beloved sister.
From your younger sis.
Emilia Forbin
Posted by Walters Nyuwen on December 21, 2019
Mom as you know I addressed thee. Your humility ,love, concern and image earned you and rightly so to be addressed as such. I remember you would insist if I did not see or hear you when you always did say hi. I regret I procrastinated visiting you and at last you checked out so untimely. I regret I did not live up to my plan and you are gone . I got your exit in shock and disbelieve, but true it is. I called Auntie Dorothy Forbin to express sympathy and enquire if true since I was not at work, and she too in surprise. I believed it at last. May your soul soar to thee in accompaniment of the words of Rice Christopher in "Great is Thy Faithfulness". Adieu till we meet out there.
Posted by Dorothy Looky Djobo on December 21, 2019
Ms. Agnes, I still have hard time believing that you are no more here with us. Heaven has surely gained an angel. You were a mother to me who has always been there for me and advised me when I need to talk and you always made yourself available. You always encourage me and push me beyond my means even when I have doubted myself. Your words were " you can do it, never stop when it gets tough". I remember your visit to my home when I had my son with the delicious meal you brought along. I remember when you told me about your visit to Israel with the beautiful plaque you brought me of " The Lord's Prayer". I will forever hold on to all the memories I had with you for the past seven years. Gone to soon and you will forever be missed Ms. Agnes. Rest well with the Lord, Rest well Mamie Agnes till we meet again....!

To the Forbin, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort you all during the loss of Mamie Agnes as God grant her eternal rest..!
Posted by Lucielle Ayuk on December 21, 2019
Words can not describe my current feelings about Grandma Auntie’s passing . I have known her ever since I was a little girl . She was such a positive role model to me as a child . She was a dedicated Catholic and a great Aunt . I will never forget her . Grandma Auntie is in a better place in Heaven .
Posted by Alexia Ayuk on December 21, 2019
Grandma Aunty, when my mom told me that you had passed away, I was shocked and in disbelief. There are many people in life who have such a strong and lasting presence in your life, which makes it difficult to envision them dying. You were always one of those people to me. With every room you walked into, you commanded respect and authority. More importantly, you lived your life as a guide for all of us by instructing us in faith and belief in God's greater plans for us. I know that you are only living His plan that we cannot fully understand, but you faithfully trust and as should all of us. We love you so much, and your presence will remain with us always.
Love, Alexia
Posted by Marie-Claire Abe on December 21, 2019
My spiritual mom, my friend, my big sister, and my aunty. You left without saying goodbye. The Ayuks are still mourning you. Yesterday, I took Lulu and Alex to your house. We met with Uncle Steve and Aunty Lucia. We could not help ourselves talking about you as we were surrounded by the religious artifacts that decorate your home. Aunty Lucia and Uncle Steve allowed me to take the statue of Francis of Assisi, my confirmation saint, as a memorabilia. You told me to never call you at 3pm because it was your time for Divine Mercy. Each time someone talks about Divine Mercy, I think of you and how your warning to never call you at the time you were praying Divine Mercy led to me praying it as well. You’ve left a big hole in my heart. Grandma Aunty as my kids call you, we cannot see you, but we can hear you. You taught us so much from prayer and faith to respect for elders. Just last month when we had the missionaries at the parish, I had my legs crossed. You told me to put my legs down and respect the house of the Lord. That is my last memory of you, filled with respect and in the church. Decency, God-fearing, and respect for elders was all you. I can’t start listing everything about you, but I know that you are dancing with Mama Maria and the angels. Pray for us as we are praying for you. Love your spiritual daughter, Marie Claire.
Posted by Juli Meho on December 20, 2019
Dear sister in law, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of your passing away. I will never forget how you opened your arms and welcomed me with grace, May God do the same as you arrive at his gate. I kept reminiscing about the very few lovely moments we shared and the beautiful things you said. You will forever be missed and will always be loved may you go to the lord in perfect peace.
                   Julie Forbin    
Posted by Aloys Mbongwo on December 20, 2019
Aunti - we called you Sis Agi. It’s unreal I’ll be writing a tribute. How is it that I can’t comprehend nor understand the true nature of this dilemma! You spirit is so strong and will forever be blessed! You fought and stand for us - gave us a chance out of your humble and generous kindness. You represent a true African Queen - you legacy will forever live in our hearts. A warrior that will never stop fighting for what is righteous. Your love for the cross is deserving and I know you’re in a better place - seating next to our Holy Lady Fatima!
Posted by Peggy Greenspan on December 20, 2019
I am writing on behalf of my son who can neither speak or write for himself. I am not sure he will understand why Agnes is no longer with him weekdays but I will try to explain her absence. I know he will miss her patience, understanding, guidance and love. She was such a lovely lady and she will be missed by many. May she rest in peace. 
Posted by Michael Allen on December 20, 2019
It was a pleasure getting to know you as my co-worker, aunt and grandmother. I remember the first time we crossed paths, was when I first started working with you. I was your go to person when no one wanted to work for you. You have always called me your "son or young man" when you couldn't remember my name. You've always been a sunshine to us all that crossed your path. I vividly remember someone trying to describe you and they stated "that quiet woman with the soft voice." That was exactly the best description anyone that knows will use to describe your countenance. For many years you encouraged me to go to school as you boldly always said you saw a brighter future in me. God willing I was able to do so. On my return and whenever we meet, you asked for the wine of celebration; and I always say to you that "It's coming." I'm deeply saddened to know that I will never be able to bring that wine of celebration for you. I am so ashamed and disheartened that I will never have the opportunity to do such a simple request. I felt sick to my stomach when I learned of you demised. I pray God grant you life eternal and accept you into his bosom. Sleep and take your rest mama Agie.
Posted by Samuel Jones on December 20, 2019
This is not easy to say that you were in my office the Friday before helping with your time-sheet. Now you are soaring with the Angels to Heaven. I am so happy to have known you and very sad that you are gone. I pray that Heaven welcomes you with the open hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Posted by Harriet Smiley on December 19, 2019
I had the pleasure of traveling to Israel with Agnes in Nov. 2018. She was so pleased to have this opportunity and those of us on the trip were blessed to be able to share this journey with her. I was also blessed to be able to sing as a fellow alto with Agnes when St. Patrick's Traditional and Contemporary choirs joined. She was sweet, generous and oh so stylish when she wore her native dress. I will miss her gentle smile and unassuming nature. Rest In Peace, dear Agnes.
Posted by Justine Nkemasong on December 19, 2019
Mama Agi ( our moyo). The news of ur departure was so soon and shocking. A very big vacuum your absence is going to create in the life of my beloved sister Lucia, her husband ur brother, and kids. You fought a good fight mama. All Hopes are not lost. You left behind a legacy of love which is the most essential in every existence. May you be lifted up and be invited into the choir of Angels in Heaven to intercede for us until we meet again. Farewell moyo and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Abubakarr Kamara on December 19, 2019
Gone too soon aunty Agnes. I will always remember your soft spoken words, smile and respect for all, no matter the age. Our last communication was "when do you have the medtech clasd" and I responded I'll call you when I schedule a date. Less than a week later, I heard you passed.

May your soul rest in perfect peace. I pray that God grant you the best of heavens and that, he look after your family you left behind, as I know, this is a tough time for them.
Posted by Daniel Jingwa on December 18, 2019
Sister Aggie, you live though gone home. You live, in our hearts and spirit. Your laughter, joy, kindness and love live. Yes, you live, sister Aggie.

How can I forgot that beautiful day, back in Maryland, when you modeled for my wife because she needed a model for her professional advancement? Though you were sooo busy with your own work, being there for my wife - to you - took precedent over all else.

Sister Aggie, you live - in our hearts - always. Go ahead home, sis. With love unend!
Posted by Peter Forbin on December 18, 2019
Blessed to have you in my life for 17 years, from when I came out the womb to when I was applying to colleges. Its a shame that I won't be able to take care of you like you took care of me. However, I know that you are in a better place, and I know you will watch over me until I join you.(Which is hopefully not soon). I will never forget the impact you made on my life.

Rest Easy,
Your Nephew Peter Atemnkeng Forbin
Posted by Simon Etta on December 18, 2019
The kids called you Grande aunty. We simply called you sister Aggie. In the sunshine of perfect peace, you will forever be missed but not forgotten. Your gentle spirit will live with us. You brightened the path of many who came knocking your door. For some, you did not only open the door but provided shelter and food without asking for anything in return. That was the life we knew you lived, catering to the needs of family, friends and strangers – a virtue and purity of your Christian faith. Indeed, you devoted your life to the church and Jesus. Sometimes upon visiting without a phone call, the knock on the door will not be answered. We will suddenly recall you had gone to evening mass.

Your departure has left a headache that cannot heal but your love leaves a memory that can never be stolen. You came to our lives and left a footprint in our hearts. You often meant what you said even when it did not sound pleasant. You always kept your word!

As you set on your heavenly journey, may your tender memories soften our grief because you left too soon and unannounced. In the words of Ralph Waldo, “it’s not the length of life but depth of life”. God never sees his children die, but welcomes them home. You are on your way home with a smile.

Like the white birds that often came out during the dry season, and settled in the middle sand of the Mamfe river, we will continue to sing your memory forever.

Farewell Grande Auntie, farewell sister Aggie.
Simon Etta & Family.
Posted by Marietta Balaan on December 18, 2019
Agnes was a fellow choir member at St Patrick’s Catholic Church. She was a gentle and sweet soul. We went on pilgrimage in Rome in July 2016. She will be so missed!
Rest In Peace, Agnes. You have the angels to sing with now.
Posted by Lucia Forbin on December 17, 2019
Hello Grandma Aunty, this is Nene. I want you to know that you will be very much missed now that you are gone. You have always expressed your love to me and my brothers by driving us places, taking us to church, buying bibles for us and so much more. You always have cared for us and I just wish that you could have some more years to watch me grow up.
Sincerely Nene Forbin
Posted by Stephen Forbin on December 17, 2019
My dearest sister Agie, I miss you so very much every second of every minute of every hour of every single day since last Friday, December 13, 2019 when you honor the call from our creator, The Almighty God. I finally muster the courage to start the first series of conversions that we (because I am quite certain that you will always be there to respond to me) shall be having before I join you for us to continue on the road less travelled.
You are the greatest gift my heart will ever know. You are indeed my Angel that The Almighty God sent to lift me, and, YES, you did. My HUGE regret is that He did not give us enough time together. As such I did not do enough for you. You absolutely deserved a lot more from me than you ever received. You deserved my life. And, for this reason, I am deeply sorry.
I have not even started on your eulogy. I am certain it will take me longer than it did for our brother’s, Cyprian whom you and I took his remains to Okoyong Cemetery in Mamfe in May, 2015. I promise you I will do my very best to publish and present it as precise and eloquent as possible because I am sure you will not only read it but listen to it as well.
You shall be forever present in my heart.
Your brother,
Posted by Stephen Forbin on December 17, 2019
Hi Grandma Aunty, this is j. You left too soon, and you didn't even get to see me grow up and take care of you. Just know that you will be missed and loved very much.
Jr. Forbin
Posted by Melanie Baker on December 17, 2019
From the Diary of St. Faustina:

"Write that when they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My father and the dying person, not as the Just Judge but as the Merciful Saviour." (Diary, 1541)

"At the hour of their death, I defend every soul that will say this Chaplet as I do my own glory. When this Chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God's anger is placated and His unfathomable mercy envelops the soul." (Diary, 811)

Agnes came on both of our Parish Pilgrimages, one to Fatima and Lourdes, and another to the Holy Land. She went to daily Mass and daily Adoration. She loved her Redeemer, and Lucia and I prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet at her bedside on Thursday, Dec 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the day before she died.

The suddenness of her death shocked me tremendously. I will miss her. I will also continue to pray for the repose of her soul, and look forward to that day "when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes" (cf. Eucharistic Prayer III).
Posted by Lucia Forbin on December 17, 2019
I am now sitting in your house wondering what to do and how to go about things. My heart is so heavy. I am not yet ready to write anything on this page because my thoughts are so scattered. Why?
No good bye. What happens to the children you left behind. The ones that you instructed and encouraged to stay in the church. Where do they go? What do I tell them? What do I tell them? Our family will never be the same.
Posted by Beatrice Ntimeeh on December 17, 2019
Sis, it will take me years to even have it in my head that you are no more. After we were together just a week after, you just vanished in thin air. I know you have always taught us to be prepare because God can call you at any time, but I did not know that it will be so soon. It is even now that I am reflecting upon your words. Sis, I will miss you for ever. I remember you when I was still in Cameroon and how my first American dress was from you. I remember you always coming to Cameroon and making sure every one in the family was happy. You taught us how to share, how to be kind and how to forgive each other. I know you are resting in the blossom of the lord now. But it is still a mystery to me that I will never see you physically again.
Posted by Celine Kelly on December 17, 2019
Agnes, what an honor to guide you and your friends here on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. Congratulations on the conclusion of the great pilgrimage of life. May you rest in peace and may Our Lady console your family and friends in their great loss.
Posted by Asonglefac Nkemleke on December 16, 2019
The boys called you simply Grand Auntie. All along they cherished that day in 1998 that you drove them to the MCPS International Admissions Office for them to register and continue their education in the United States. True to who you grew up to be, family was front and center of your life. From our days in RCM Lewoh through Yaounde and Silver Spring, Maryland you cared, nurtured, and guided my steps both in my journalism days and my days as a father, a Lewoh elite, and a citizen of the World. You molded my faith by ensuring that each time you traveled, you brought me a Rosary. That trip to the Marian Center in Emmitsburg will forever be indelible on my mind. It anchored my Faith in the United States after my trying days in Bonjongo...initial garden of Catholicism in West Cameroon.
Go well Grand Auntie even as we never had the time to exchange farewells or aurevoirs, or goodbyes. May the Angels convey you royally to our Blessed Mother and on to the Bosom of our Father and Creator.
We find it difficult to believe that you are really gone. But, if it be God’s will, we have no choice but to utter the great Amen!
Posted by Tanyi Tabeson on December 16, 2019
May Light eternal Shine on you and may you rest in peace! Ma Agie! We spoke on the 1st of December and you were lively and still promising your and your choir were going to visit Rome. Yes, the Word of God says prepare for you do not know the day nor the hour! May our Blessed Mother whom you loved and served so well, intercede for you and hold your hand into the the joys of heaven! Forever in our hearts, Aunty Agie! Rest! Rest! Rest!
Fr Tabeson
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Posted by Joy Brill on January 23, 2020
I am sorry to hear about Agnes. I am a nurse with whom she worked at CSS, in fact, I just had her in class last month to renew her Medication Technician certification. I always mentioned to her that she had the same name, Agnes, as my Mom! I am so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Tanyi Tabeson on January 21, 2020
I thank you all for giving Ma Aggie a wonderful Christian Funeral and Celebration of Life. Everyday i go through the pictures and videos again! Mami Agie's passing on gives us all the reasons to hold on to Jesus alone! She was so close to Jesus and Mother Mary and that is our only consolation now! If she was not close to God, we would have been wondering and sad as to what will be her fate and outcome now. But like Jesus says; I am the Resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me, even if he dies, yet he shall live, (Jn 11:25). Let us all continue to lean on to Jesus and Mother Mary and we shall always see Aunty Agie smiling with us from above, making jokes for us to laugh and not weep at her passing on! So sleep, sleep, in peace and rest! Don't be afraid of the darkness, all is well for over the land and the sea, God is keeping the nightwatch for you and for me!
Posted by Tanyi Tabeson on January 21, 2020
Today is the Feast of St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr! I am sure you would have offered a Mass of Thanksgiving for your Patron Saint. I have prayed for you and your family! Please God, you are having a great and fantastic time with your namesake, St Agnes! Mami, Rest!
her Life
Sister Agie (Grandma auntie, Grand Auntie, Auntie Agie, “Nkemnkengafac” the traditional title she earned because of her benevolence) was born in mamfe, Cameroon to Peter Atemnkeng Forbin and Susana Tengungwoh Forbin. She completed primary education in Saint Joseph Catholic School Mamfe. She proceeded to vocational studies in Mamfe at the Regent Institute of Stenography where she obtained certification as a Stenographer. While doing vocational studies she also earned a certificate as a Practical Teacher (PT). She was posted to Lebialem where she taught at Government Primary School Fontem for a few years before living for Yaounde for greener pastures. While in Yaounde, her vocational certification became handy. She landed a position as a secretary at the University of Yaounde where she worked for several years before being appointed to work for Foreign Service in Yaounde and later on posted to the Cameroon Embassy in Washington DC. During her sixteen years tenure working in the Embassy, she brought several friends and family members, including nieces, nephews, cousins and your humble writer to this great nation, the United States of America. While working at the Embassy she did not stop her education; she continued her schooling taking remedial courses and subsequently gained admission into the University of the District of Columbia. She completed a program in business and was awarded a degree in business management.With a full schedule of working in the Embassy and pursuing her education, she still found time to participate and serve as role model in community affairs. She was a community leader. She was president of the ONLY tribe’s meeting called "LeCA" and hosted most meetings. She later became president of Lewoh meeting and also hosted all of our meetings in her residence in Silver Spring, Maryland.

She was passionate about working to improve lives. After her separation from the Embassy, she tried other paths before finding an interest with the Community Support Services (CSS). At the CSS she worked as an Employment Instructional Associate, providing daily support to individuals with disabilities. A position she held for sixteen years before her sudden and untimely demise in the early morning of Friday, December 13, 2019 following a five day hospitalization for bowel obstruction. Her contribution at CSS allowed individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to work and participate in community activities. Her work made a huge difference in all the individuals’ lives she supported.

She was a devoted Catholic Christian and very prayerful. She made several pilgrimage trips around the globe including Mexico, Israel, Italy, France and to other Holy sacred sites within the United States. In most instances she will take prayer request from those who could not accompany her and offer rides to others. In each of her trips within the US, sister Agie always made certain she brought back several gallons of Holly water which she shares among those who could not make it. She was a member of several catholic groups including but not limited to

National Association of African Catholics in the US

Head of First Saturday Fatima Prayers devotion, where she donated a live-size statue of our lady

Member of World Apostolate Ministry

She participated in distinguished St. Patrick Church e-mail group.

A member of Washington Council of Catholic women Archdiocese of Washington

Member of St Patrick Church contemporary Choir

Member of Catholic Women Organization

Member of St. Cecilia choir

Her love for Mary mother of Jesus was evident. She has a Rosary in every pocketbook, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, closet, car, etc. Sister Agie gives Rosary as a gift to every newborn child she visits. She encouraged family members to pray the Rosary. As a matter of fact she has two huge Rosaries hanging in my bedroom. 
My sister does not take calls at 3:00pm, for that is Holy hour and she has to recite the Devine Chaplet. Her only reason for owning a television was to watch EWTN, a station that presents Catholic themed programs

Sister Agie, Grandma Auntie, Grand Auntie, Auntie Agie, Mama Agie was a kind, funny, smart, selfless, generous and outgoing. Anyone who knew her well knew that she never took life too seriously. She was always pulling pranks and cracking jokes.

We all loved Sister Agie so very much and will miss her dearly. She touched so many lives. Her humor, kindness and selflessness will continue to forever inspire those of us who were lucky enough to know her.

Goodbye, my dear sister Agie. We all loved you very much and will miss you tremendously.

Agnes leaves behind a host of family members and friends to mourn her. Sister Agie will join her parents, sister, brother and other family members who had previously embarked on the road less traveled before her.

For and on behalf of the family,

Stephen Forbin (brother).

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