Emanuel David Fournier Jr, 65, transitioned peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. He was born February 19, 1957, in Albany, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel David and Mary Louise Seals Fournier, and his youngest sister, Marisque Louise Collins (Charles).
As an adolescent, Emanuel attended public schools in Dougherty County School System. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Albany State College (now Albany State University) where he pledged to the fraternity of Phi Beta Sigma. After college, he worked as a manager at Gayfers (now Dillards). He then went on to work as a Physical Education coach for the Dougherty County School System for several years.
Emanuel enjoyed hobbies such as reading and watching Sci-Fi movies and football. He had a strong passion for music which included a variety of rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz as reflected by his large vinyl collection. He was a big fan of Alabama Crimson Tide Football and watched every game faithfully. He loved world history. He found it fascinating to examine the correlation of past events with today. He used his wit and charm to educate others with the goal of not allowing mistakes in history to repeat itself. Emanuel also loved spending time with family and would often enjoy long drives and going out to eat. Emanuel was known to many as very friendly, cheerful, and intelligent. We will carry his memories in our hearts forever.
Emanuel is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Matilda Myricks Fournier; his two beloved children, Amanda Marie Fournier and Julian David Fournier and his two cherished granddaughters, Morgan Marie McClary and Peyton Denise Barlow; his loving siblings, Andre’ Fournier, Threon Ortega, and Philonease Fournier; his aunts, Etheline Richardson (Hal) and Hazel Fournier (Leo); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
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