Jane Delancey Fortenberry

Published 2:23 pm Friday, December 6, 2013

Funeral services were held November 29, 2013, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Bassfield for Mrs. Jane Delancey Fortenberry, age 72, of Brandon, who passed away on November 25 at her residence. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery in Bassfield. Father Peter Varghese and Father Jeffrey Waldrep officiated.

Pallbearers were Reggie Starnes, Jake Delancey, Kyle Roudtree, Tommy Boone, Ty Boone and Aaron Delancey. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

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Mrs. Jane Delancey Fortenberry was born on December 22, 1940, in Jefferson Davis County. She was the daughter of Thomas Howard and Leona Kirby Howard. She was the store manager of Pennington Shoe Store in Jackson for 20 years before retiring. She was also a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Pearl.

Mrs. Fortenberry is survived by her husband, Calvin Fortenberry of Brandon; her sons, John Delancey (Pam) of Bentonia, Jerome Delancey and Michael Delancey (Robbie) all of Brandon; her step-sons, Ronnie Fortenberry of Silver Creek and Bobby Fortenberry of New Hebron; her daughters, Sandra Tucker (Alex), Sharon Starnes (Richard), Pat Dees (Terry), Frankie Boone (Ricky) all of Brandon; her step-daughter, Sherry Theroux of Diamond Head; and 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and one son.