Lisa Jewel Fortenberry Busby

Published 6:48 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lisa Fortenberry Busby, age 53, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. passed away on June 8, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, William (Buzz) H. Busby III; son Will (Fire) Busby of Gulf Breeze; her mother, Mavis Fortenberry of Silver Creek, Miss.; sister, Nancy Gatwood (Mike) of Hattiesburg, Miss.; brother Duane Fortenberry (Timi) of Florence, Miss.; neice Brandee Bass; nephews, Nicholas Fortenberry and Zachary Fortenberry; her mother-in-law, Janet Godsy (Howard); two sisters-in-law, Babs Bender (Lee) and Mitzi Rollins (Brook); and nephews, Kaylon Cole (Shanna) and Brandon Tucker (Katy). Lisa is also survived by numerous cousins and friends each of whom she loved dearly. She is predeceased by her father, L.R. (Sonny) Fortenberry and infant daughter Breanna Busby.
Lisa grew up in Jackson, Miss. and graduated from Provine High School. She settled and made her earthly home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. “Paradise” as she called it. She worked as a Ultra Sound Technician for over 25 years  in the Pensacola area working with numerous physician practices and at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Lisa was a ray of sunshine to all who came in contact with her. She loved God, her family and her fellow man and gave them her whole heart. She brought joy to anyone who crossed her path and believed that you should always leave someone better than you found them. Lisa cherished life and realized that each day and minute were on loan from her Heavenly Father. While she was on this side of Heaven, she felt her mission was to share love and joy with anyone around her; which she did everyday. Lisa may be gone from our daily lives, but she will always be a part of those who knew her because of the footprints she left on our lives.
Visitation will be Friday, June 12, 2015, from noon until 2 p.m. at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home, 124 West Gregory St. Pensacola, Fla. followed by a memorial service in the funeral home chapel officiated by pastor Jack Kale of Central Waterside Ministries. A celebration of life will follow at Paradise Gill on Pensacola Beach at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held at Saulters Funeral Home in Prentiss, Miss. with burial to follow at Old Silver Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to Escambia Westgate School Snoezelen Complex, Lisa Busby Reef Memorial – Escambia County Aquatic Resources Fund, or Gulf Breeze Hospital Helping Hands – Lisa Busby Memorial Scholarship.