Mattie Louise Fortune

1904 - 1983

Mattie Louise Revis was born 26 December 1904 in Buncombe Co., NC. She was the third of 8 children. On May 7th, 1923 she wed Robert Fortune, and together they had two children. Unfortunately Robert died in 1932 and Mattie was forced to raise the children herself.
Mattie at the beach with granddaughter Dell in 1957.
Mattie being honored at the time of her retirement.
During WWII she saw her only son go off to war in the marines, but tragedy was not to strike him as it had his father and grandfather. She kept a journal of important sayings and also wrote poems which are treasured by her daughter to this day.
She lived on to see 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, one of whom, Bradley, was old enough to remember her when she died. They all called her Nana. On 23 May 1983 cancer finally took her in the home of her daughter where she had been staying. She was interred in Moreland Memorial Park in Baltimore, MD.
The Revis Sisters c.1980
Mattie, Mayme, Mildred, and Maude


Idella Candelis Wheeler 1879 - 1957
James Henry Revis 1878 - 1953


Robert Henry Fortune, Jr. 1924 - 1994
Mary Dell Fortune1926 - ?


1. Bradley James Wogsland
2. Mary Dell Wogsland
3. Neal Wogsland

Last altered on 25 May 2004 by Bradley James Wogsland.