Lela Yvette Fortune Hale, 48, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 10. She was born Nov. 5, 1966, to Frances Louise Walker Fortune and William Dale Fortune, Sr., in Port Arthur.
Yvette was a sales executive at Danka Office Imaging. She was an artist who loved oil painting and interior faux painting. Yvette loved her family and friends very much.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Hale; daughter, Lela Nicole Hale, both of Tampa; son, Gabriel Hale of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; mother, Lou Fortune of Port Arthur; brothers, Dale Fortune, Jr. and his wife, Debbie Fortune, of Port Neches and Byron Lee Fortune and his fiancé, Tammy Permenter, of Nederland; sisters, Judy Darlene Dickson and her husband, Roger, of Port Acres and Crystal Rene Flowers and her husband, Forrest, of Huffman; aunts, Peggy Waters of Birmingham, Al. and Juanita Frazier of Orange and a host of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Dale Fortune, Sr. and brother, Garry Dale Fortune.
A gathering of Mrs. Hale’s family and friends will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. There will also be a gathering at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Sartin’s Seafood, 3520 Nederland Ave., Nederland.
Financial gifts given to the family will be used toward funeral expenses. Any additional funds will be donated to a charity providing support to victims of encephalitis and traumatic brain injuries.