Susie Deloris Fort Tate, 67, died March 8, 2019. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Anderson Grove MB Church. Burial will follow at Sturdivant Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon-6 p.m. at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Columbus. Ms. Tate was born on Sept. 13, 1951, to the late Harry Bardwell and Jessie Mae Fort. She was a member of Military United Methodist Church, United Christian Baptist Church and UCBC Missionary. She was a 1969 graduate of R.E. Hunt High School. She received a degree in accounting from the Mississippi University for Women and was employed with Baldor Electric/ABB and the owner of Columbus Elite Cleaning, LLC. Susie was the founder of the 100 Black Women-GTR and the Unity Investment Group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Bardwell Jr. and Tommy Lee Fort. She is survived by her son, Michael Fort of Columbus; and sister, Dorothy Vaughn of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on March 14, 2019
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