OBITUARY

Susan Flowers Fortson

July 27, 1947August 26, 2018
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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, www.alz.org/georgia; and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/give

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Fortson family.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph James Flowers, Father
  • Julia Kirk (Hunter) Flowers, Mother
  • 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.
  • PALLBEARERS

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

Services

  • Visitation and Rosary Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Susan Flowers Fortson

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Will O'Connor

August 30, 2018

Uncle Bill, Laura, Brad, and Family,

Our hearts and prayers go out to you with Susan's passing. We hope that you will all find peace in the coming days.

Sending our love from across the country,

Will, Jessica, Hannah, and Anora

Marsha Olbon

August 29, 2018

To Bill and Family,
The Bush family send love and condolences at this time
In our prayers at this difficult time

Mary Pat Fortson

August 27, 2018


Remembering all the fun times we had on Canal Street and on the beach and in the Gulf

Nan Fortson OCONNOR

August 27, 2018

After a long struggle in life, I hope and pray that Susan has found peace and happiness. I have great admiration for my brother Bill for 50 years of dedication to and love for his wife. Rarely do we see someone take their marriage vows so solemnly. He is my hero.

I send my love to all the kids and grandkids.

Nan

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