LILLIE MAE RANDOLPH FORTENBERRY, a faithful servant of the Most High God, departed this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Ochsner Hospital Main Campus. She was 80 years old and a native of Silver Creek Mississippi and a longtime resident of Gretna La.
Daughter of the late Joe and Mattie Randolph. Beloved mother of Benjamin Fortenberry, Bobby (Paula) Fortenberry and the late Johnny (Pat) Fortenberry, Trulie (Roosevelt) Harris and Neal (Michelle) Fortenberry. Sister of Willie (Rhonda) Barnes, and the late M.T, Robert, Wilma, Elijah, James, Jerry, Hilda, and Joe Randolph. Grandmother of T.T, D.D, Belinda, Brandon and Troy Fortenberry, Tamika Murray, Tashika Harris, Torey, Neothra and Shanika Sims and Lacey Aultman. Devoted aunt of B.B Griffin. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and devoted friends.
Sister Fortenberry, accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at the Whole Truth Baptist Church of New Orleans where she sung in the choir and was a dedicated choir director. She later became a member of Greater Morning Star Baptist Church where she continued her faithful walk with Christ. She was an assistant to the gospel group The Randolph Brother and enjoyed traveling with them. She loved gospel music and was known to support many different quartet programs around the city. Sister Fortenberry worked in the Health Care System for many years until her retirement.
A dedicated Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother has transitioned from Labor to Reward. She will always be loved and will always be in our hearts. MAY THE WORK SHE HAS DONE SPEAK FOR HER!
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