Juanita Catherine Fomby


Juanita Catherine Fomby, age 94. Sunrise May 28, 1924 in Birmingham, AL and Sunrise February 22, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00 noon Friday March 1, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Entombment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for the loss of your MOM. May GOD grant her paradise

  2. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

  3. Continued prayers for love, comfort, and peace for you and your family. May your fond memories of your mom leave on in your hearts.

  4. Going to be MISSED I still remember she was going to beat me ass for throwing trash in the street R.I.P. Mrs. Fomby

  5. To give God the Glory!!

  6. Sending prayers of healing to all the family in this time of need

  7. Grateful Student

    Momma Fomby taught us this poem and made us recite it in 10th grade English class. I have been able to do so the past 25 years.. She was a great educator and a great women. My condolences to the family.

    “So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan which moves
    To that mysterious realm where each shall take His/Her chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his/her dungeon; but, sustained and soothed
    By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, like one who wraps the drapery of his/her couch about him/her, and lies down to pleasant dreams.”

    • Prisicia L Fomby

      This was mommy’s favorite poem
      Thank you for your kind words
      Priscia Fomby
      Juanita Fomby’s daughter

  8. Fomby, please know that you and the entire family are in my prayers, Earth has no sorrow’s that heaven cannot heal ! Love you!
    Stacey (Brown) Cass
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  9. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you’ll. I understand and I’m here.

  10. I didn’t know Ms Fomby personally, but knew of her through her children who I went to school with. She seemed like a beautiful graceful spirit and I know she will be missed.

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts as you go through this transition. She will be missed but never forgotten.

    Sending prayer, hugs and much love your way this day.


  12. Mrs. Fomby was a caring, loving Teacher, who treated her students as if we were her own children. She was a Teacher that cared about her students, getting good grades and having a good education. Mrs Fomby was always willing to help, whoever needed it. If she caught you in the halls after the bell rung, she would ask you, “where are you suppose to be, and do you have a hall pass”.
    Mrs Fomby will be missed, but never forgotten.
    On February 22, 2019. God looked down from Heaven and told Mrs. Fomby, it was time for her to go, her work here on earth had been completed, heaven is where she is needed. Rest peacefully Mrs.Fomby, you was and will forever be Loved, by Family, Friends and all your Students from Central High School!!!

  13. Regina Reynolds-Morris

    Peace and sincere condolences to the Fomby family. Your loss is heavens gain.

  14. Fomby so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, lifting you and your family up in prayer!

  15. I remember Mrs. Fomby as a Teacher @ Central High School.
    She was a great educator. She will be missed.

  16. So sorry for your loss..condolences and prayers to the entire Fomby family..Mrs Fomby gave up this life for eternal life..RIP Mrs Fomby

  17. So sorry for your loss..prayers and condolences to the entire Fomby family..Mrs Fomby left this life for eternal life..RIP Mrs Fomby

  18. Robin Wilson (Ogletree)

    Wow!! So sorry for your loss! Such a sweet lady. Prayers for family!

  19. Natalie Brown

    Just heard the news about Ms. Fomby’s passing. She taught my class at Central High School. She was always concerned about her students. She carried herself so gracefully, I learned so much by her example. I am so sorry for your loss. She made such a impact on myself and several others. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  20. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Fomby family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) To learn more about God’s promises go to JW.ORG. There are online Bible study lessons featured and more. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson

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