Louella Dee Fortson, age 88, of Cabot passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018. She was born on July 1, 1929 in Enola, Arkansas to the late Cecil Bailey and Vida E. Tullow-Bailey.
She was a retired school teacher for the PCSSD; she loved the University of Arkansas Basketball team, the outdoors, children and gospel music. She attended many singing schools and sang for several special occasions in the community. Louella graduated in 1946 from North Little Rock High School and attend Arkansas State Teachers College (UCA) where she obtained her teaching degree.
Louella was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years Edward Fortson.
She is survived by three children Charles Fortson (Kay), Lee Reed (Mickey) and Mark Fortson (Theresa) all of Jacksonville; one brother Doyne Bailey (Pat) of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Sumner Cemetery, 13603 Sumner Cemetery Road, Cabot, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Arkansas Alzheimer’s.
Arrangements are provided by A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400