Marvin J. Fortune

July 10, 1956 - August 25, 2019

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Wednesday, August 28, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ashley Love-Divine Baptist Church

Thursday, August 29, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ashley Love-Divine Church


Thursday, August 29, 4:00 PM
Ashley Love-Divine Baptist Church


Marvin J. Fortune, 63, of Louisville, Kentucky, died Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.  He had been in failing health for two years.

He was born July 10, 1956, in Racine, Wisconsin to Donna (Billington) Ross.

He had lived in Louisville 15 years, coming from Racine, Wisconsin.  However, most of his life was spent in Hazard, Kentucky.

Dr. Fortune had earned his PhD, and was a psychiatrist at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Marvin loved the Lord and his family.  Being a very generous person, he had a big heart and loved deeply.  He also enjoyed travelling.

Surviving are a son, Charles (Delora) Reed of Topeka, Indiana; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Reed of Goshen, Indiana; five grandchildren, Zephanie Reed, Christopher Reed, Alex Reed, Andrew Reed, and Raymond Reed; four great-grandchildren, Felicity Reed, Natalie Reed, Kacy Reed, and Jaxon Reed; a brother, Scotty Ross of Louisville; and a special uncle, Howard Billington of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Ross; his grandmother, Margaret Billington; and a son, Ernest Reed.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Ashley Love-Divine Baptist Church in Ashley, Indiana, with Pastor Phil Lucas officiating. 

Calling is Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. with an evening service at 6 p.m.  There will also be calling on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Betty Zane Hilterbrand
August 31st, 2019 2:13pm
Muses Mill

Marty, you were a wonderful friend to many, and your friendship gave us joy an comfort. You were truly loved and appreciated. Rest in peace my friend.

Lisette Clark
August 27th, 2019 5:01pm
Vanceburg KY

I was blessed to have known and loved Marty! We attended both Morehead and Louisville together and shared our love for helping others. Go rest high dear friend❤️

Devin Johnson
August 27th, 2019 4:11pm
Signature East Louisville

Awesome man!! The most positive person, just a happy soul, despite what he was going through! Always asked about my sons and my family! He will truely be missed!! I know he is in great hands now!!

Julia Daniels
August 27th, 2019 2:52pm
Louisa KY

Marty was one of a kind. A truly warm, generous, loving man.

August 27th, 2019 2:45pm
our lady of peace

Praying for you during this time. I worked with Marty at Our Lady of Peace. He loved doing therapy. At least he has received his ultimate healing and is with the Lord. Always a man of faith. I will always remember him talking about getting his bass boat one day.

Shanta Moore
August 27th, 2019 1:33pm

The bond we shared I will never forget. Always encouraging and always positive. Caring for you was not only my job, but also joy to my heart. I will miss you dearly! May your soul Rest In Peace. And I KNOW you’re with the Lord.

Phillip and Robin Lucas
August 27th, 2019 1:50am
Kendallville Indiana

We love Marty always kind and gentle person who loved the Lord and his family. Always had a word from the Lord,he wanted to tell. Very smart man. Will be missed.

Dee, Charles, Zeph and Chris
August 27th, 2019 12:57am

Marty We love you and miss you so very much...