2013-12-06 / Obits

Betty Joann Fortson

Crossing Guard

Betty Joann Fortson, a New York City School crossing guard, died on November 4th at age 78.

A Rockaway resident for more than 30 years, Fortson is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leon, Gonzales and Leslie Way. She is survived by her sisters; Callease Bradley and Mary Elizabeth King; brother, Humzlie Way; sister-in-law, Flossie Way; children, Anthony Fortson, Caldine Rey (Lemuel), Gregory Fortson, Jacqueline Penson (Allen) and Denise Fortson (Ena); 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; best friend, Eloise Walden; special family friends, Lula Robinson and Brenda Martin and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney’s Funeral Home in Inwood.

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