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Lisa Fortenberry Busby

Lisa Fortenberry Busby, age 53 of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away on June 8, 2015.

She is survived by her husband, William (Buzz) H. Busby III; son, Will (Fire) Busby of Gulf Breeze; mother, Mavis Fortenberry of Silver Creek; sister Nancy Gatwood (Mike) of Hattiesburg; and brother, Duane Fortenberry (Timi) of Florence; neice, Brandee Bass; nephews, Nicholas Fortenberry and Zachary Fortenberry; mother-in-law, Janet Godsy (Howard); two sisters-in-law, Babs Bender (Lee) and Mitzi Rollins (Brook), Kaylon Cole (Shanna) all of Selma, AL, and Brandon Tucker (Katy). Lisa is also survived by numerous cousins and friends each of whom she loved dearly.

She is predeceased by her father, L.R. (Sonny) Fortenberry and infant daughter, Breanna Busby.

Lisa grew up in Jackson and graduated from Provine High School. She settled and made her earthly home in Gulf Breeze, FL, “Paradise” as she called it. She worked as an ultra sound technician for over 25 years in the Pensacola area working with numerous physician practices and at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Lisa was a ray of sunshine to all who came in contact with her. She loved God, her family and her fellow man and gave them her whole heart. She brought joy to anyone who crossed her path and believed that you should always leave someone better than you found them. Lisa cherished life and realized that each day and minute were on loan from her Heavenly Father. While she was on this side of Heaven she felt her mission was to share love and joy with anyone around her; which she did every day. Lisa may be gone from our daily lives, but she will always be a part of those who knew her because of the footprints she left on our lives.

There was a memorial service in the Waters & Hibbert funeral home chapel officiated by Pastor Jack Kale of Central Waterside Ministries. A celebration of life followed at Paradise Gill on Pensacola Beach. Funeral services were held at Saulters Funeral Home in Prentiss. Interment followed at Old Silver Creek Cemetery. Rev. Trey Spangler officiated.

Pallbearers were Nicholas Fortenberry, Zachary Fortenberry, Tim Watson, James Sebren, Steve Anderson and Eddie Cole. Memorial contributions can be made to Escambia Westgate School Snoezelen Complex, Lisa Busby Reef Memorial – Escambia County Aquatic Resources Fund, or Gulf Breeze Hospital Helping Hands.