April 4, 1969 ~ January 3, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Mary Katherine “Katie” Forester, died in her home in Lawrenceville, GA on January 3, 2021. Youngest daughter of William Edward Forester and Claudia Campbell Forester, Katie was born on April 4, 1969. She grew up in the Sandy Springs area and attended Ridgeview and Riverwood High Schools. Her junior year the family moved to Lexington, VA where she graduated from Lexington High School in 1987. Katie went on to study psychology at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA followed by a Masters Degree from James Madison University in Elementary Education. She moved to the metro Atlanta area and started her career as an educator.

Katie loved her family and friends and never met a stranger. It was said of Katie many times, “She can talk to a fence post and walk away best friends.” She was a talented jewelry designer and certainly had an eye for style.

She is survived by her mother, Claudia Forester of Lawrenceville, GA, her sisters Susan Forester DeWyngaert (Tawes) of Pasadena, MD and Patricia Forester Lewis (Jeff) of Suwanee, GA, and her nieces and nephew, Rachel DeWygaert Workman (William, Louisa and Edward), Sarah DeWyngaert Bumgarner (Robert and Elizabeth), Laura Lewis Bailey (Daniel), Caroline Lewis and Tucker Lewis. She was preceded in death by her father, William Edward Forester.

A service of witness to the resurrection will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting to give to Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church, Katie’s church. If you would like to give electronically, please use the link below. If you would prefer to mail a check, please use the post office box address: P.O box 2127 Lawrenceville, GA 30046.


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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Katie. I was friendly with Tricia, and I send my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family

  2. I work at Katie’s church and she used to drop by my office occasionally. She was always like a “ray of sunshine” when she stopped by. She always looked like she walked out of a fashion magazine and promised to go shopping with me sometime to be my “style consultant”. I’m so sorry we never got to do that. I will miss her very much. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  3. I met Katie at church when she came up to me after the service to compliment my outfit! We instantly became engaged in conversation about where to find the best bargains on fashion. Katie was always smiling and friendly and we had hoped to have a “girls day” to get to know each other better and of course do some shopping. I will miss her and will keep all of you in my prayers.

  4. CandleImageMy love and His grace to this warm and wonderful family during this time of sadness and sorrow for the loss of Katie. I remember her smile and that she knew she was loved unconditionally by all. May God embrace your tears and blanket you with His mercy.

  5. CandleImageI am sorry to here about Ms.Katie! She use to watch my son Ry at Oxford Falls Academy! She always told me you have the sweetest boy and I love him vs versus . She use to make sure to get a hug from him every day before he leave. She will always have a special place in our heart! Rest well!

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