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Corp Lawrence "Larry" Fortson, Jr
Birth: Feb. 4, 1949
Calhoun Falls
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2012
Monroe
Ouachita Parish
Louisiana, USA

Lawrence Fortson, Jr.
4 Feb 1949 -10 Apr 2012

Place: Miller Funeral Home Chapel
2932 Renwick Street
Monroe, LA

Officiate: Rev. Oliver Billups, Pastor
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Monroe, LA

Music: Mr. Roosvelt Pines

Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:00 P.M.

Interment: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA 71047.

Scripture: "Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body..." Phillippians 3:21

Lawrence (Larry) Fortson, Jr. was born February 4, 1949, in Calhoun Falls, SC, to the late Lawrence, Sr. and Mary Harper Fortson. He is the only child of this marriage and is the youngest child of both parents who had other children.

At the age of seven Larry and his parents moved to Buffalo, NY, where he received his formal education in the Buffalo, NY, Public School System.

Larry married Mary Lee Jackson, February 26, 1971, in Woodbridge, VA. No children were born to this union.

He and Mary Lee relocated to Monroe, LA in May 1973. He was baptized May 12, 1974 and became a member of the New Light Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Elijah Brass, Sr.

In 1976, Larry went to work for U.S. Postal Service where he worked for 26 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory his former wife, Mary J. Fortson, Monroe, LA, three brothers, James (Sarah) Harper, Calhoun Falls, SC; Perry (Claudine) Murray, Calhoun Falls, SC; and James (Barbara) Tenant, Denver, CO. Two sisters, Patricia Gray, Monroe, NC and Gloria Jean Scott, Houston, TX, three aunts Sarah Patterson (Calhoun Falls, SC), Ola Belle Fortson (Calhoun Falls, SC), and Bertha Fortson (Calhoun Falls, SC), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Honorary Pallbearers

Limie Ellis
Charlie Williand
U.S Postal Workers

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The family acknowledges with grateful appreciation all acts of love and kindness shown in their time of bereavement. May God Bless each and every one of you.

Obituary provided by Mary Lee Jackson Fortson, May 28, 2012.
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Lawrence Fortson Jr., 63

Lawrence Fortson Jr. of Monroe, a postal worker, died Tuesday. Services are 6 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, Monroe. Burial will be in Keithville National Cemetery.

Published in TheNewsStar.com April 16, 2012.
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Cpl - Corporal (E-4) US Marine Corps, Purple Heart Medal, Vietnam veteran.
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Supervisor Customer Service (EAS-16), US Postal Service career veteran of the Monroe Main Post Office on Sterlington Road. Larry supervised Tour 3 outgoing mail, and Tour 1 incoming mail for processing, and distribution in the city of Monroe, and Associate Post Offices in the surrounding Northeast Louisiana 712 Zip Code. 
 
Inscription:
CPL
US MARINE CORPS
VIETNAM
BELOVED HUSBAND
AND FRIEND
 
Note: GPS +32.26683,-93.93262
 
Burial:
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Keithville
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 4, site 250 (4 250).
GPS (lat/lon): 32.26683, -93.93262
 
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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U.S. Marines Motto Semper Fidelis "Always Faithful". We the people, thank you for your service in defense of our freedom. R.I.P. Corporal Fortson.
- JB BERRY
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
I am so grateful that our paths cross. You made sure that as teenagers, our lives (my brother & me) were memorable. You will live in our hearts forever and will truly be missed! R.I.P. Uncle Larry
- Kay Jackson
 Added: May. 29, 2012
Supervisor Customer Service (EAS-16), US Postal Service career veteran of the Monroe Main Post Office on Sterlington Road. R.I.P. Larry.
- JB BERRY
 Added: May. 27, 2012
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