Mable “Lee” Forsythe

February 16, 1926 - February 23, 2023

Mable “Lee” Carter Forsythe, 97, of Nederland, died Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Rose Place, Port Arthur. She was born February 16, 1926, in Stone County, Arkansas, to John and Myrtle Carter.

In 1945, Lee married Jack Hicklin and together they had two children, Jonnie and Tom Hicklin. Jack passed away and many years later she met Paul Forsythe. Lee and Paul married in 1988 and they shared twenty-three years together before Paul passed away in 2012.

Lee and Paul loved traveling, square dancing, and fellowship with their church friends. They were both members of First  Methodist Church, Nederland.

Lee loved all her nieces and nephews from Arkansas. They were all very dear to her but she and her niece, Lynn Welsh, had a special bond. They shared so many wonderful times together and had a loving and close relationship.

Survivors include her children, Tom Hicklin and wife, Claudia and Jonnie Warren; grandchildren, Matt Warren and wife, Liz; Megan Standley; Alisa Hicklin Fryar and husband, Daniel; and Kayla Hicklin Russell and husband, Chuck; great-grandchildren, Kailey Warren; Paisley Warren; Teagan Warren; Kelsey Russell; Luke Carter Russell; and Lily Fryar; step-son, Wayne Forsythe; step-grandchildren, Baja Forsythe; Brent Forsythe; Kim Burns and husband, Shanon; and step-great-grandchildren, Dutch and Cash Burns.

She is preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Paul Forsythe.

A gathering of Mrs. Forsythe’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 27, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 28, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,

Comments (2)

    Ginia Busby Burton says:

    Mrs Forsythe and I became friends after meeting at the Nederland library. She as a beloved ‘regular’ and I as a part-time employee. What a joy!!! We discussed books and laughed over our distinct differences in genre. We had such fun sharing life stories and our love of books. Mrs. Forsythe is one of those rare people that walk into your life and you are forever grateful.


    A very special Aunt to all our family, Most of us got to spend time with her over the years, For me she always reminded me to wear my lipstick and dangle earrings and I still do. We shared cloths and lots of good times. Our visits will be treasured for ever.
    Thank you, Dear Cousins, for taking care of this beautiful and special lady.

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