Erin Stacy Fortner Obituary

  • Erin Stacy Fortner
    In Loving Memory of

    Erin Stacy Fortner

    Birth Date: Apr 8th, 1979 Death Date: Feb 23rd, 2016
    A celebration of life for Erin Fortner, 36, of Palestine will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. She passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in hospice care at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

    Erin was born on April 8, 1979, in Wichita, Kansas. She moved to Tennessee Colony in the Spring of 1984 and went to Cayuga I.S.D from kindergarten to high school, graduating in 1997.

    She attended Trinity Valley Community College and University of North Texas. Erin had a great love for people and sports. She had a smile that lit up a room, a contagious laugh shared by her mother and sister, and witty sense of humor only rivaled by that of her brother. Erin also had a deep passion for animals, often rescuing dogs and turtles, and even took in a chinchilla and hedgehog.

    Erin is survived by her fiancé, Nickolas Lane and his daughter, Aubrey of Palestine; her parents, David and Judy Fortner of Tennessee Colony; sister and brother-in-law, Missy and Randy Just of Phoenix, Arizona; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Rachel Fortner; niece, Addison and nephew, Brycen all of Palestine; grandmother, Dottie Johnson of Heber Springs, Arkansas; uncle and aunt, Don and Lori Fortner of Palestine; and cousin, Kayla Rayner of Austin. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jim Fortner of Mississippi; maternal grandparents, Vester and Mary Roberson of Tennessee; and her aunt, Jeannette Hodgerson of Florida.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to For Pet’s Sake Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 212, Palestine, Texas 75802-212. For more information or to make in-kind donations, please see the organization’s Facebook page. Condolences may be left in Erin’s online guestbook at

    The family wishes to extend their gratitude to family and friends for their outpouring of love, prayers and support of Erin and family during the final days of her beautiful life.

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