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McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Tuesday September 7th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bladen Union Baptist Church
Wednesday September 8th, 2021

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Amanda Forte

Amanda “Mandy” Shaw Forte, 71, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on September 5, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lottie and Graham “Pap” Shaw of Parkton, NC and her husband, Donald G. Forte, of Mashpee, MA. Mandy’s love of adventure and people took her many places away from Parkton, NC and she eventually settled in Cape Cod, MA. It was there that she honed her skills as a masterful cook by working in top restaurants like the Mad Hatter on Nantucket and the Roadhouse in Hyannis, where she eventually met her husband Donald. A true Renaissance woman, she eventually became a talented hair stylist, craftswoman, and CNA. It was her faithful love of caring for people and animals that brought her the most joy in life. Whether she was caring for rescued tigers in Las Vegas, or for someone at their bedside in Massachusetts, she was doing what she loved, and they could feel it. Mandy’s spirit, tenacity, warmth, and wit will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.

Mandy is survived by her siblings, Sandy Taylor of Holly Ridge, NC, Tommy Shaw (Colleen) of Fayetteville, NC, Julie Shaw of Stedman, NC, and Becky Watts (Ricky) of Parkton, NC. She is, also, survived by her nephews and nieces, Doug Skipper (Cindi), Jonathan Odom (Krystle), Sally Shaw and Ally Watts, along with many loving family members and friends. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, 3927 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC 28303, in Mandy’s name, by her request. A visitation will be held Tuesday September 7, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls with a graveside funeral service scheduled for Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at Bladen Union Baptist Church, with Pastor Gary Lucas officiating. The family is being served by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home.

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Sending heartfelt condolences to Amanda's family and loved ones. "Mandy" was, and continues to be, a beautiful soul and spirit that the Kelly family has been blessed to have known for several years. Her kindness and warmth, sense of humor, cheery spirit, and ability to make anyone and every feel loved and welcomed as they are is something we won't soon forget. We find comfort knowing she is at ease, surrounded my two and four-legged loved ones above, and will for be nestled in cherished thoughts and memories.

The Kelly Family Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

Sending love and condolences to Mandy's family. May this lovely woman Rest in Peace forever.

Lynette W Sep 8 2021 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace my sweet friend! Love MarthaMartha Parnell Nance

Martha Parnell Nance Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

In loving memory of our dearest Mandy. A true friend who touched all of our lives and a beloved family member. C'est Si Bon, Mandy! We love you and miss you.The Lewis Family Clan: Leonard, Ann Marie ( if she were here) Barbara, Alli, Krissy, Will, Jack, Jim, Lisa and Alex.

The Lewis Family Clan: Leonard, Ann Marie ( if she were here) Barbara, Alli, Krissy, Will, Jack, Jim, Lisa and Alex. Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss.With deepest sympathies,The Family of Specialized Services

The Family of Specialized Services Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Herb and Patty DrukenbrodHerb and Patty Drukenbrod

Herb and Patty Drukenbrod Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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