Betty Marie Sarkis
Betty Marie Sarkis, age 72, entered God’s Kingdom peacefully on March 22, 2020. Betty was surrounded by family and friends. She was born September 9, 1947 in Tuxedo, NY to her mother Millicent Hilda Smith, and her father Roland A. Smith; both of whom have preceded her in death.
Betty worked for the State Attorney’s Office for 33 years. She was also a resident of Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, FL for 42 years. During her time in Florida she made many connections. She was an active member at The Guiding Light Community Church in North Ft. Myers, FL. Countless days were spent working on projects or simply having fun with other members of the church congregation. In addition, Betty adored spending time with her family and traveling to see those she was closest too. She always had an adventurous spirit and knew just how to make everyone happy. Betty truly was selfless. Her hobbies were crafting, camping, spending time in the sun at the pool, partaking in community/church events, and visiting with family and friends.
Betty married her love, Edwin Sarkis, who preceded her in death in 2015. Her siblings, William A. Smith (brother), Doreen K. Lewis, Victoria J. Smith, Janet Mae Smith (sisters), and nephews, Michael Lewis and Jeffrey Smith all preceded her in death as well.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Craig J. Forster Jr. and Jill E. Forster of Fredericksburg, VA; her grandchildren, Jordan Forster Leake (along with husband Christopher J. Leake) of Tampa, FL and Cody J. Forster of Daytona, FL; her niece Cynthia Helt (daughter of sister Doreen), her nephew Billy Lewis (son of sister Doreen), her great niece and god daughter Erika Helt Thiessen, her beautiful great nieces Emma and Mia, and her niece Cynthia Hunter (daughter of sister Victoria) and her husband Keith. (All from New York)
Her wishes were to be cremated and placed at the same coordinates as her late Husband Edwin Sarkis in the ocean. Her family plans to honor these wishes. She did not request or want a memorial service. To those that loved Betty, her family asks that you always cherish her memory in your hearts. She was special to so many, and so many were special to her.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.