Fredrick Fortenberry

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for Mr. Fredrick Fortenberry, 67, who died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at his residence.

Dr. Wesley Bridges officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Fredrick Fortenberry was born to the late Archie and Ida Fortenberry in Lawrence County.   He was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church in Silver Creek  and attended North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in New Hebron.

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He received his education at Beulah Williams and McCullough High School in Monticello. He attended Alcorn State University before joining the United States Army.

Mr. Fortenberry was married to Mrs. Detra Morris Fortenberry and to this union, three children were born. He was employed as a truck driver for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Detra Fortenberry of New Hebron; sons, Fredrick Fortenberry of Norfolk, Virginia; Tony Fortenberry of New Hebron; daughters, Felicia Haynes of Monticello; Latanya Fortenberry of New Hebron; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Eshmond (Martha) Fortenberry of Silver Creek; two sisters, Louise (James) Madison of Silver Creek and Gloria Smith of Byram; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law and many other relatives and friends.