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Rev. Forrest Post (06-11-2015)
Photo of Rev. Forrest Post
A home going celebration
service for Rev. Forrest
Post was held at 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at
Mt. Union Baptist Church,
in Spearsville. Interment
followed in the church cemetery.
A time of visitation
was held at the church from
5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June
9, 2015.
Bro. Forrest, a Southern
Baptist minister for almost
65 years, passed away, Saturday,
June 6, 2015, at the
Reeves Memorial Medical
Center in Bernice, at the
age of 87. He was surrounded
by his loving family as
he entered into the “joy of the Lord.”
Bro. Post is preceded in death by: His parents, J.W. and
Odessa Post; and a sister Fern Tipton.
He is survived by: His loving and devoted wife of
over 70 years, Celeste Nash Post; two daughters – Denise
Boatright and husband Buddy and Donna Langley and
husband Steve; four sons – Jim Post and wife Carol, Steve
Post and wife Angelique, Marc Post, and Tim Post and wife
Carmen; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and a
host of friends and former church members to whom he
has faithfully ministered for many, many years.
Bro. Forrest was licensed to the Gospel ministry in September
1946 and ordained in December 1947 by the Camp
Creek Baptist Church. He was a 1969 graduate of Louisiana
Tech University. Bro. Post was the true picture of a
servant of God, having faithfully pastored for many, many
years. He served as pastor of Mt Sterling Baptist Church
of Bernice, Calvary Baptist Church of Jennings, Wayside
Baptist Church, of Pollock, Corinth Baptist Church of
Dubach, Mt. Patrick Baptist Church of, Bernice, Mt. Union
Baptist Church of Spearsville, and Camp Creek Baptist
Church of Spearsville, where he was still a member.
His ministry and desire to share the Gospel allowed him
to preach many revivals over the years. He served in every
capacity available in the Concord/Union Association and
was instrumental in obtaining and serving on the board
of directors of Harris Baptist Encampment in Homer. He
also served on numerous committees of the Louisiana
Baptist Convention and its Executive Board. He was also
graced with the privilege of preaching worldwide as he
travelled to South Korea, Africa and Brazil on numerous
mission trips during the course of his ministry.
Bro. Forrest was the epitome of a servant of God. He
leaves a legacy of devotion and love for the Lord to, not
only his family, but to all those who knew and loved him.
The family owes a great debt of gratitude to Marc Post,
who was more than a son to his father. He was his constant
companion and caregiver to the very end. The family also
offers its heartfelt appreciation to Jennifer Brown, who
lovingly cared for Bro. Forrest and allowed him to spend
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his last years in the comfort of the home he loved.
Serving the family as pallbearers were grandsons –
Gregory Post, Josh Post, Casey Jackson, Matt Bowman,
Chad Jackson and Jacob Post.
He will truly be missed, but Heaven is now an even
sweeter place because he now resides with the Savior
whom he loved, served, and faithfully preached about for
so many years. “To God be the glory, great things He has
done!”