Mebane, NC - Mrs. Frances P. Fortson passed away July 20th in Mebane. She was the wife of Jack Claude Fortson who proceeded her in death. She is survived by daughters Glenda F. Courtney (Ron), Jacqueline F. Lambert (Larry), and sons Phillip D. Fortson (Janene) and Larry D. Fortson (Joanna). In addition, she is survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Frances was a native of Westminster, SC. Her parents were Lemuel Elmer Pitts and Kate Elizabeth Cole Pitts. After retirement, Frances resided in Salem, SC until her husband passed away and she relocated to the Mebane area.
Funeral Services will be 2 PM Sunday, July 24th at Walker's Funeral Home in Mebane, NC. Burial will be in GreenwoodMemorialGardens, in Greenwood, SC sometime in September.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mebane Bible Church, or to Hospice Authora Care Collective, 914 Chapel Hill Road; Burlington, NC 27215.
Our mother enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables, and sewing and quilting. (We loved her fried okra and blackberry cobbler.) She was a Christian mother who was a good example for her family. We will miss her phone calls and her laughter. GLENDA & RON
" God could not be everywhere all the time therefore he made mothers". (Kipling) A mother's love is infinite and unconditional. Your love never changed and it doubled when we needed it most. Having mom in our lives is the best thing that has ever happened to us. Even on this sad day, thoughts of you are filled with love and joy. PHIL & JANENE
God blessed me with a great mom who made sure I was introduced to Jesus at an early age. She loved her family and took very good care of us. She taught me to love flowers, gardening, and sewing. I will miss her every day. JACKIE
When God was giving out mothers, He gave me one of the best… She was always there for us making sure we were grounded in God’s word. She touched many lives in positive ways. I will miss her warm smile and talking with her every few days for a while now. LARRY AND JOANNA