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Syan Juacinta Forde, 20, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, died Friday morning, August 30, 2019, in Savannah.

Born in New York City, she was a daughter of Sharon John and Peter Forde. Syan graduated from Richmond Hill High School and was a sophomore at Georgia Southern University. Her hobbies were reading books and writing in her journals. Syan loved her family and friends. She was a friend and caretaker to animals she came in contact with, and especially her family’s two dogs, Zorabi and Mozart.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Sharon John and Edgar Young; her father, Peter Forde; two sisters, Sierra Forde and Precious Forde; two brothers, Shaun Johnson and his wife, Nicole, and Peter Forde; five nephews, Kendall, Kyle, Karter, Kameron and Kyrie; her maternal grandmother, Elma Johnson; her paternal step-grandmother, Lillie Young; three aunts, Valerie, Ann and Loretta; seven uncles, Orlando, Michael, Ricardo, Earl, Jerry, Eddie and Jonathan; her two best friends, Jyanna Miley and Alexis Payne, and other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2019, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah.

The funeral service will be held at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 8, 2019, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be private.

Online Condolences

  1. Charles Blanks says:

    The Blanks family are praying for you and your family in your time of Bereavement. May God continue to be with and encourage you and your family.

  2. Tyler Baxter says:

    You all have my deepest condolences. No parent should ever have to lay their child to rest at such a young age. Syan was always so full of life and positivity. With that being said, I will be sure to celebrate the abundance of life and happiness that she gave to us all while she was here physically, and we will all carry her light and her energy with us for the rest of our lives. She’s in a beautiful place, and she’ll be watching over us as long as we’re here. God bless you.

  3. Charles Payne Sr. says:

    We are sorry for the lost of your daughter; having lost a child myself, I know what you’re dealing with and going through. Our Son was 21 when he passed away tragically. There are many prayers of comfort; but I’ll leave you this verse from 2nd Samuel 23 , King David said, “ I shall go to him, he shall not return to me” in other words, we shall see our kids again. May God bless and keep you during this difficult time, with deepest sympathy, Charles and Martha Payne

  4. Jalen Pells says:

    I speak for all of us that went to school with Syan when I say how much we can’t believe this happened. I’m so sorry for the family’s lost. Syan could always brighten anyone’s day and the world will truly miss her, her smile, and her laughter. Thank you for moving here and raising her so we could have had the greatest opportunity of knowing a person as full of life as Syan. God bless all of you.

  5. Elizabeth Glenn says:

    We at the Vacaville FBC send prayers, and condolences for you and your family at the unimaginable loss of Syan. Our sister Valerie spoke so lovingly about Syan, and we were looking forward to meeting her when she was to come to California. There are few words that can provide adequate comfort at this time of sorrow, but know that we are sending love, and fervent prayers that The Lord will see you through this time of grief.

  6. Chuck Bradley says:

    Syan was one of my former student at RHHS and a member of our JROTC drill team. I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending prayers and strength in your time of need.

    The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalms 34:18
    The Bradley Family

  7. Reanna Clavon says:

    I am so sorry that you lost Syan. I may not have known her long but she was always someone who was welcoming and loving. I pray for you and your family to have rest and find peace in this difficult time.

  8. Paige Barnes says:

    I have personally known Peter Forde for many years and hate that he is now burying a child. The Barnes family will continue praying for everyone touched by this loss. May God draw you all near in this very tough time. May you find rest in his presence sweet Syan.

  9. Elaine Jenkins says:

    Sharon and Edgar, I am still searching for words to try to comfort you and your family. This is a part of God’s plan, but it is hardest when a parent loses a child so young. Know that God is and will always be here to comfort you. You and your family have my sincere condolences, as you suffer the loss of your beautiful daughter, Syan. I love you all .

    Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

  10. Caitlyn Doss says:

    Syan was someone I was grateful to call a friend. I met her during her freshman year of high school and worked with her until I graduated in 2016. I was devastated by the news of her death. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and love to you all during this time.

  11. LaRhonda Lightsey says:

    I am sending my love, prayers, and condolences to you and your family. I pray that God will continue to give you all strength as you travel this journey.

  12. Diana Ferguson and Family says:

    Father God: Thank you for being God who never slumbers or sleeps. Thank you that your love towards us is everlasting. Thank you for your promises that never changes.
    God our Love ones are feeling totally overwhelmed . You are our Rock and our Refuge in these times of sorrow. Help us all to rest in your love and surround us with the peace of God that passes all understanding.

    Comfort Syan’s love ones and help them to turn all anxieties and burdens over to You. Guide their every step and help them to be attentive to your loving direction. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen

  13. Wally Calhoun says:

    I work with Edgar and wanted to express deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hugs, thoughts, love and prayers….

  14. The Hall Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. God truly bless and keep you all during this time of mourning. Deb.

  15. The Murphy Family says:

    We are so sorry that you have lost your sweet girl. She had a spirit that people were drawn to-warmth,kindness and she could make you laugh with that warm smile. We love you and are praying for you to find peace and comfort.Her time in this world was short but very happy and we are blessed to have known her.

  16. Michael Wilkowski says:

    Dear Sharon and the Forde family,

    Ms. Syan is at Jesus’ right hand looking after all of us. You will see her in Paradise.

    Although I have not met Syan, I have hope and faith she will keep me in her prayers.

    God bless you and your family,
    Michael Wilkowski

  17. BLH Williams says:

    Sending sincere condolences, love and prayers at the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, auntie, friend, loved one. May the God remain with each of you and bring comfort and peace as only He can.

    Blessings, Grace and In His Service,

  18. Corey and Veron Bentley says:

    We are truly sorry for your terrible loss. Losing a child is heartbreaking. Our heart aches for you and your family

  19. Rick and Stephanie Edgecombe says:

    We are praying for your family during this difficult time. May you be surrounded by the love and support of God, family, and friends as you grieve the loss of your daughter.

    God bless.

  20. April Mckellar says:

    Just thinking about you.

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