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EUGENE FORTUNE

November 27, 1932 May 6, 2016
EUGENE FORTUNE
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Eugene Fortune affectionately known as (Gene) was born on November 27, 1932 in Mitchell, Va. to the late Maceo Sr. and Hattie Fortune. God saw that he was growing weary and called him home after suffering with a long term illness, he passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6th, 2016 surrounded by family.

Eugene attended George W. Carver School in Mitchell, Virginia. After the passing of his mother he went to work with his father and older brother to care for their younger siblings. After the passing of his dad, Gene thought he was the BOSS of the family even though he was not the oldest but next to the oldest.

On June 23rd, 1958, Eugene married the love of his life; Mary Jane, a school teacher who later became a Vice Principal for Calvert County Public Schools. He knew it was love at first sight and wanted share that with a child. From that union, they adopted a baby girl, named Lisa Celestine.

Eugene was happily employed by Parreco and Sons for over 35 years as a truck driver. He loved to drive his truck, sometimes working long hours and days. He would love to say “Get out of the way, Big trucker coming through” Beep Beep. He worked for the company until his wife had taken ill with Multiple Sclerosis, then he retired from the company to care for his wife. He took care of his wife as thou he was a doctor. He was a dedicated husband, father and employee.

Eugene loved Baseball and Football. His favorite baseball team was the Baltimore Orioles and later the Washington Nationals. He also was a big time Redskins Fan and whenever they won a Super-bowl, he would get a new Super bowl jacket. Eugene enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and especially sitting on his front porch watching and waving to his neighbors. He also loved to decorate the house inside and out during Christmas.

Eugene was a faithful member of Brooks United Methodist Church until his illness. He was a dedicated member of the Usher Board and traveled with them to the Anniversary Engagements, the Toby Dinner Theater, and other various Usher events. He loved to hear all the Brooks United Methodist Church choir’s; his favorite song was” One day at a time” and he loved the Gospel groups that visited the church especially the Sensational Nightingale’s on Sunday afternoons. Eugene enjoyed volunteering at the annual Bull Roast.

Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; three brothers, Maceo Jr., William, and Henry and three sisters, Rosa, Ruth and Blanche.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his daughter, Lisa (Kenneth); grandchildren, Kenny Jr, Marcus, Kyndal Kayla, Kyra, and Bethany; great-grandchildren, Kaidyn and Caleb; sisters, Mary Parrish of Washington DC, Ernestine Johnson (Joseph) of Fort Washington, MD, and Helen Fortune of Temple Hills, MD; brother, Ernest Fortune of Culpeper, VA; brother-in-law, Dr. Calvin McClinton of Covington, VA; sister-in-Law, Beverly Fortune of Tucson, AZ along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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Visitation

Saturday

14

May

10:00 AM 5/14/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/14/2016 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States

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Saturday

14

May

11:00 AM 5/14/2016 11:00:00 AM
Brooks UM Church

5550 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Brooks UM Church
5550 Mackall Road St. Leonard 20685 MD
United States
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