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Malcolm Fortune

September 19, 1966 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Malcolm Fortune Obituary

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, Malcolm transitioned from this earth in the comfort of his home.

Malcolm, the seventh child of ten children, was born to the late Rudolph and Annie Laura Fortune in Walnut Grove, MS.

In the earlier years of his life he confessed his life to Christ.

He attended Murphy High School in Walnut Grove, MS, where he gained many friends and left a great impression on the school and community. He began his profession at Green Acres Farms in Sebastopol, MS. He was also the owner and operator of a car detail shop, employed with a beauty supply store, and a dump truck business in Chicago, Illinois.

Malcolm affectionately called "Michael" and "Red" loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was comical, knowing that laughter is great for the soul. He would always say "Aint worried about nothin."

Preceding him in death are his parents; a brother; Joe, a nephew; Erick "Rudy" and a sister-in-law; Gwen "Punkin."

He leaves to forever treasure his memory, a son; Demetrius Wade, a daughter; Naja Finch. Eight siblings; Brenda Stribling (Napoleon), Rudell Fortune, Terry Fortune (Maxine), Hilda Kennedy (Glendale), Jennifer Shoemaker, Cynthia Fortune, Bernethia Fortune, Catria Hall. A sister-in-law; Cynthia Hunt Fortune and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Michael will be remembered by the love and joy he brought to his family, friends, and to those whose lives he touched during his life journey.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.




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August 25, 2023

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Whitehead Funeral Services
600 Old Canton Rd.
Carthage, MS 39051

Celebration of Life
August 26, 2023

2:00 PM
First Walnut Grove COGIC
101 Old Walnut Grove Road
Walnut Grove, MS 39189


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