Susan Flowers Fortson

27 July, 194726 August, 2018
Obituary of Susan Flowers Fortson
Susan Kirk (Flowers) Fortson, age 71, of Columbus, Georgia entered into eternal rest on Sunday August 26, 2018. Susan was born July 27, 1947 in Shreveport, Louisiana to her late parents Julia (Hunter) Flowers and Joseph James Flowers. Susan loved God and her family with all of her heart. She enjoyed music, dancing, eating her favorite Southern foods, and watching Georgia Bulldog football. Susan was a longtime member of Holy Family Church. The family will welcome guests for a visitation Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a Rosary from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA 31907. A Funeral Mass will occur Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 320 12 St, Columbus, GA 31901, followed by a Committal Service at Parkhill, 4161 Macon Rd, Columbus, Georgia 31907. Susan is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, William "Bill" Fortson, Jr.; daughter Laura Fortson (Charles) Kurtz of Columbus; son Brad Fortson of Columbus; sister Marie Maie Flowers Doty of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren Katie (Jerry) Collier, Julia (Zach) Cohoon, Harrison Kurtz, Ava Rainey Kurtz, and Mackenzie Fortson, great grandchildren Landon Collier and Hunter Collier; nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members. Susan’s family would like to give special thanks to Preferred Care Hospice, Brookdale Memory Care, and especially to her angel, Cynthia Boddy, who took such loving care of her. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan's memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association,; and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fortson family.

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  • Joseph James Flowers Father (deceased)
  • Julia Kirk (Hunter) Flowers Mother (deceased)
  • William "Bill" Fortson Jr. Husband
  • Laura Fortson Kurtz Daughter
  • Charles Kurtz Son-in-law
  • Brad Fortson Son
  • Katie (Jerry) Collier Grandchild
  • Julia (Zach) Cohoon Grandchild
  • Harrison Kurtz Grandchild
  • Ava Rainey Kurtz Grandchild
  • Mackenzie Fortson Grandchild
  • Landon Collier Great Grandchild
  • Hunter Collier Great Grandchild
  • Marie Maie Flowers Doty Sister
  • Susan also leaves other relatives and friends to cherish her loving memory.

  • Brad Fortson
  • Harrison Kurtz
  • Charles Kurtz
  • Jesse Collier
  • Mary Calhoun
  • Albert Sayama

Past Services

Wednesday, 29 August, 2018

Visitation and Rosary

Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Funeral Mass