Wilma J. Fortune, 88

Born: Tue., Aug. 2, 1932
Died: Tue., Apr. 13, 2021


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Fri., Apr. 16, 2021
Location: First Broad Baptist Church Cemetery


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Wilma J. Fortune, 88, of High Point, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Wilma attended nursing school at Spartanburg General Hospital, where she found her life's calling and met her future husband, Charlie. They made their home in Gastonia, Washington, DC, and later moved to Greensboro, where they raised two children and attended First Baptist Church.
Wilma loved caring for others, and shared her warm, kindhearted smile easily. She loved playing bridge, working crosswords, sewing and crocheting until her Parkinson's disease robbed her of her agility.
Preceded in death by her husband Charles G. Fortune, Wilma is survived by her sister Dena Watkins; her daughter Kaye Brinkley; her son Stewart Fortune and his wife Debra; her beloved grandchildren, Caitlin, Todd and his wife Susan; and her great granddaughter Charlie.
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm Friday, April 16, 2021 at First Broad Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Tripp Queen will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson's research at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Todd J Lysiak
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
Stewart,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Evelyn Robinson
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a good friend and I enjoyed being with her at the Norfolk-Southern Railway Ladies luncheons. She was a dear woman.

Ann Tyson Campbell
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021
Kaye, I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. Losing a parent is so difficult, especially one that was as special as yours. Please accept my deepest sympathies and the hope that many happy memories will be a comfort to you and to all of your family.
Ann Tyson Campbell
Grimsley '76

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