Jan. 22, 1954 - Apr. 17, 2017 Catherine Schober Forsythe, 63, of Birmingham, Alabama, departed this earth on Monday, April 17th, 2017. She was preceded by her beloved mother, Annie Majerik Schober, and father, Frank William Schober; godparents Elizabeth Duchock and Albert Duchock; sister Patricia Schober, and brother-in-law Jerrold Ingram. She leaves behind her daughter Jennifer Marie (Robyn) and sons Herbert Leo III (Jun) and Alexander William (Hayley), as well as five loving siblings: William Schober, Donald Schober, Bernadette Schober Diamond (Mike), Doris Schober Moody (Eddy), and Jane Schober Ingram. She is also survived by her devoted nephews: Andrew Schober (Jennifer), Adam Schober (Crystal), Capt. Christopher Harding (USAF) (Katie), Matthew Moody (Sarah), Jonathan Moody (Luisa), Daniel Moody, and A1C Brett Bolton (USAF). Ms. Forsythe was the co-owner of Sewing Machine Mart in Homewood, where she worked with Shawn R. Jackson to share knowledge, inspiration, and a sense of community with her customers and friends. Ms. Forsythe was a parishioner at St. Paul's Cathedral with strong connections to the Our Lady of the Valley and St. Patrick's parishes as well. She served as a volunteer for the Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation, the Foundation for Liturgical Music, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, her neighborhood homeowners association, the Alabama Board of Family and Consumer Sciences, and numerous quilting groups. She was perpetually working on sewing projects dedicated to the people she loved: she designed matching pajama sets, tailored bespoke Santa suits, and reconstructed heirloom quilts. She also loved singing, leisurely conversations, cooking, making art, going to the theatre, taking architectural tours, and spending time with her family and with her treasured black pug Layla. Her greatest pride was her children, for whom she remains an example of Catholic faith, perpetual elegance, and ferocious love. Memorial services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 301 Shamrock Trail, Adamsville, on Friday, April 21st. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning. The Very Reverend Vernon F. Huguley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00, and the burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Ms. Forsythe's favorite charity, the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Crestview Funeral Home in Adamsville directing. "Then the LORD will guide you always and satisfy your thirst in parched places, will give strength to your bones and you shall be like a watered garden, like a flowing spring whose waters never fail" (Isaiah 58:11).
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