Raymond “Rainbow” H. Forrest

Raymond “Rainbow” H. Forrest

REEDVILLE—Raymond “Rainbow” Haynes Forrest of Reedville went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Rainbow was born and raised on Gwynn’s Island. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He was a coach for the Mathews Youth Baseball League for many years and then became an umpire for 30-plus years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Lee and Della Forrest; his brothers, E. T., Edwin Carroll and James Lee; and his son, Steve.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Darlene; his children, Timmy Forrest, Lynne Martin (Rodney), Joyce Ford, Tommy Lewis (Kathy) and Charles Lewis (Lisa); grandchildren, Josh Vencill (Kayla), Jeremy Forrest, Laura Hood (Cordell), Erinn Headley (Spencer), Ashley Payne (Cody), Maegan Poad (Billy), Jason Lewis (Leah), Mary Daiger (Brian) and Taylor Lewis; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that loved him.

Rainbow rededicated his life to the Lord on January 20, 2021. He spent the last few months loving his Lord.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at Gwynn’s Island Church of the Nazarene. A service followed at 2 p.m. and burial at Gwynn’s Island Cemetery.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family.