Darlene Forte

Born on March 2, 1957

Departed on June 27, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Darlene Forte – Age 63, passed away June 27, 2020 in Nashville, TN.
Preceded by parents Felton Murray Polk Sr. and Priscilla Edward's Polk.
Darlene was survived by her loving husband of 39 years, John Mike Forte; sons, Jeremy Curtis, Mikey Forte, Chris Forte (Hannah); grandchildren, Naomi Forte, Tabitha Forte, and Simon Forte. Also survived by siblings: Jeff (JB) Polk (Anne), Felton Polk Jr. (Cornelia), June Laverne Driver (Dwight), Rev. Kenneth Polk (Dianna), and Debbie Polk (Charlie Forte); and her many nieces and nephews who were such an important part of her life.
Darlene was a beloved sister, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, and a friend to many people. She was a true "Southern Belle" just like her momma. She was her family's number one cheerleader and encourager, a giver of her time, love, and possessions. She genuinely cared about others, loved her family dearly, and she was proud to be called "Granny".
Her love for Christ was evident throughout her daily life. Despite her many health hurdles and pains, she proved to be an overcomer and relied on her Savior. She loved being involved in ministry and immersed herself in children's church, drama, and music. Her energy and joy for life would light up the room and she was a natural at making people laugh and feel at ease. She loved and welcomed people into her life and made friends easily.
Darlene touched many lives and she will be greatly missed but we hold on to the hope of our Savior, that she has already joined the cloud of witnesses that have gone on before us, where we will all be reunited with her one day in Heaven and forever be with the Lord.
A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Hammontree officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Face coverings will be required for all services.
In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with funeral expenses are greatly appreciated.

5 Comments to Darlene Forte

  1. Diane Hale Bain
    June 29, 2020 3:48 pm

    Praying for the family. I remember Darlene so well. Went to school with her. She will be missed.

  2. Gale Jetton
    June 30, 2020 3:46 pm

    Such a beautiful light in this world is shinning brighter than ever in heaven.

  3. Mike
    June 30, 2020 11:02 pm

    Thank you so much, Gale

  4. Debbie Edwards
    July 2, 2020 10:35 pm

    I am in shock….I can’t believe she’s gone. I am Debbie. My daddy was Lawrence J. Edwards He was related to Priscilla . I also knew or know Ken Polk..
    Darlene was such a bright shining light. One of the most Godly women I know. She is going to be so very missed.Heaven is going to shine bright with her there. I love you Darlene. R.I.P. Soar with the angels.♥🙏👆❤
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  5. Jerry Shavers
    July 4, 2020 10:01 am

    I regret that I was not able to be at the services. I have so many fond memories of the Polk and Shavers families growing up together. Darlene was always a joy to be around and I wish to covey my deepest sympathy to the Forte and Polk families.

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