Mildred Marie Foster Fort
Published 3:31 pm Monday, March 13, 2023
The funeral service for Mildred Marie Foster Fort will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at Fair River Baptist Church, Brookhaven, MS with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is on Wednesday, March 15, at the church from 5-8 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday prior to the service.
Mildred, 92, passed away March 11, 2023. She was born December 20, 1930, to Grover Fugler and Montrie Deckard Fugler, in the Fair River community, Brookhaven, MS, where she lived most of her life.
Mildred was a real “people person” and a born leader. An active member of Fair River Baptist Church, over the years she served as CEP Director, Bible School Principal, Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the choir. Active also in community affairs, she was Democratic Executive Committee Secretary, Brookhaven Business and Professional Women’s Club President, Director for several clubs, and Past Worthy Matron of Brookhaven Chapter #1.
Always thinking of others, when a member of Brookhaven Alpha Lions Club, she became aware of a lady who was in dire need of cataract surgery, but had no income or insurance. Mildred presented the need to the club and was instrumental in gaining the approval for the sponsorship of the surgery at Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service in Memphis, TN.
Following her retirement from Georgia Pacific, she was Secretary of the GP Retiree Club for a number of years and went over and beyond in her duties to organize lunches and events for the club.
Mildred always had a beautiful smile, rarely “met a stranger”, and made friends (of which she had many) easily. She had a great love for her family. In her words, she had the “deepest love that any mother could have” for her daughters, Linda Marie Foster Price and Dr. Donna Louise Foster.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Harvey Foster and Garland Fort; and her brothers, Noel Wilborn and Gene Fugler.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters; grandsons Matthew Vincent and wife, Sommer, Edward Roberson, David Roberson and Rachael, and Andy Kea; great-grandsons Peyton Vincent, Damion Roberson, and Declan Vincent; and great-granddaughter Eaden Roberson and her mother, Jessica. She is also survived by other loving family members and her many friends. She will be greatly missed.
In a 2008 memo, Mildred asked that the following be expressed at her death: “Know that I am at home in God’s presence. Prepare to come there someday.”
Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.