Brenda Kay Fortenberry

Fortenberry-Brenda CroppedBrenda Kay Fortenberry, 64, of Texas City passed away Thursday, August 27 2015 at her home. Brenda was born March 1, 1951 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Oscar and Ann Brantley.  She was a resident of Texas City for 46 years and a member of Temple Baptist Church.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her husband Bruce Fortenberry; son Troy Fortenberry; sisters Jean McGuire, Pat Chesson, Diane Kirkland and Gayle Holt; brothers Sonny Brantley, Larry Brantley and Rex Brantley.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and had a profound compassion for animals.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 30 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 31 in the Chapel of James Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Avenue La Marque, Texas with Pastor Rudy Rios officiating.  Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers are Wayne Brantley, Gator Brantley, Joey Brantley, Paul McGuire, Jeff McGuire and Keith McGuire.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial contributions can be made to the Texas City Animal Shelter, Animal Alliance or SPCA.  To continue the generous and caring spirit of Brenda, do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone.

1 comment

  1. Brenda,
    I know you’ve been reunited now with all those loved ones from our family who passed before you. I’m thankful you can experience the joy of that wonderful reunion and be free of this life’s hardships. I know all those you loved and all the animals you loved will be there to greet you. What a glorious time for you! When we lose a beloved family member or a beloved pet, I know God keeps them in a state of youth, health, and unimaginable joy in His very presence and in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ for eternity. I read in a book written by someone who’d died and come back that when a rose petal falls to the ground there, a new rose bush springs up.It’s comforting to know that you are there in that place of unimaginable joy and beauty.

    Melinda McGuire Allums

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