Jeannette Winslow Fortunato

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Jeannette Winslow Fortunato, 82, of Elizabeth City, died September 25, 2020 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Perquimans County on January 10, 1938 to the late Walter Allen Saunders and Edna Goodman Saunders and was the wife of the late Robert E. Winslow Sr. and the late Frank V. Fortunato Sr. Jeannette was a pharmacy technician and worked in local pharmacies for over fifty years including Todd’s and CVS.

Mrs. Fortunato is survived by son Robert E. Winslow Jr. and wife Debbie of Elizabeth City; daughter-in-law Sheila Winslow of Elizabeth City; stepdaughter Lynn Hodges and husband Jim of Virginia Beach; stepsons Nick Fortunato and wife Sheida of Chesapeake, Va. and  Frank Fortunato Jr. and wife Liz of Cary; grandchildren Stephanie, Joey, Lauren, Blake, Phillip, Stephen, Jacqueline, Brooke, Andrea, Lillian and Nicholas; two great-grandchildren; sister Marie S. Kondrach and husband Gil of Hudson, Fla. and brother Allen Saunders of Elizabeth City. She was preceded in death by son David L. Winslow; sister Fay S. Proctor; and brothers Ronald Saunders and Donald Saunders.

A funeral service was held September 29 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. F. Joe Griffith. Burial was in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834 or the SPCA of Northeastern NC, 102 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth City, NC   27906.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to

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