Willie Lee Fortenberry born October 24, 1944 in Columbia Mississippi. He was the first of six children born to the late Oda Mae and Willie Fortenberry. Willie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of New Zion Methodist Church in Lampton, Mississippi.
Willie graduated from John J. Jefferson High School in 1963. He was a member of the Jefferson High School Football team and loved playing football.
He left Mississippi and moved to Chicago for a short time. In 1964, he moved to Muskegon where he met and married Evelyn Billips. To this union three children were born, Michelle, Alex, and Kevin Fortenberry. He was later employed at C.W.C. Texton. Willie loved entertaining friends with the blues and enjoyed watching Monday night football.
On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Willie was called home. He lived a full and happy life and will truly be missed......