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Aquilla Marie Fortenbury

Aquilla Marie Fulfer Fortenbury, 94, of Cumby, died Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her residence.

She was born in Hunt County, Texas, on October 27, 1923, to Aquilla Bonita Fulfer and John Fulfer. She worked in sales for Neiman Marcus and was a homemaker. Marie married Jodie Fortenbury on December 6, 1945 and he preceded her in death in February of 1996. Besides the love for her family, Marie also taught Sunday school at Shady Grove Baptist Church for many years. She was an avid Texas Ranger and Dallas Cowboy fan, often staying up until all hours of the night to make sure she saw the end of the game. Another pastime of Marie's was making handmade quilts full of love for friends and family.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Robnett of Cumby, grandchildren: Jana (Bill) Kerlee, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Julie Ann Hernandez Bixler (Jamie) of Cheyenne, WY., and Jodie Robnett (Keshia) of Sulphur Springs, TX., great-grandchildren: Shelby (Phillip) Scott, of Cumby, TX., Vincent (Lacee) Jones, of Commerce, TX., Emily Kerlee (Ian), of Cheyenne, WY. Kain Jones, of Greenville, TX, Matthew Kerlee, of Cheyenne, WY. Alex Robnett and Alyssa Robnett, as well as 11 great-great grandchildren: Charleigh, Avery, Landyn, Jaxon, Ryan, Kassia, Kainleigh, Mayleigh, Ellie, Kade and Nade. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Those that preceded her in death include her husband, parents, two brothers: Marshall Blalock and Marion (Bud) Fulfer, a sister Mary Timberlake, her son-in-law Cloyce Robnett and a grandson Cloyce Robnett II (Jay).

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M, at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Shady Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Scott, Vincent Jones, Kain Jones, Jodie Robnett, Matthew Kerlee, and Bubba Jones.

Jesse Hernandez will serve as honorary pallbearer.


Thursday, August 02, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Graveside Service

Friday, August 03, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shady Grove Cemetery
3507 FM 499
Greenville, TX 75401

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Condolences to you and your family as you grieve the loss of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother and my Aunt Marie. May you find comfort in Jesus, knowing that she is with our Father. Sorry I can't be there at this time. We had to leave our home last Thursday, July 27, due to the Carr Fire. We are back home praising God for His protection.

Sharron Druey Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM

Ann, I am sorry to hear about Marie and will be praying for comfort for you and children. Joyce

Joyce Riffle Garza Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM

Ann, Richard and I send our love & condolences and wish we could be there to celebrate her life with y'all. We are especially thinking and praying for our nephews and niece who are hurting right now at the loss of their great-grandmother. Hugs and kisses to everyone, we love y'all.

Richard & Denise Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM

What a great woman! She was always so full of love, never saw her that she didn't knock people out of her way to get to me. Our earth angel got her heaven wings we will miss her here on earth but know she's flying high and watching over us from above. Love ya forever.

Sherri Boyd Jul 31 2018 12:00 AM

All my love

Julie RobnettJones Hernandez Bixler Jul 30 2018 12:00 AM