Dorothy Foster

Obituary of Dorothy Loveline Foster

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Dorothy "Mama Lean" Foster, daughter of the late Percy Brown and Willie Maude Scruggs Brown, was born on November 19, 1921 in Buckingham, Virginia.

"Mama Lean," as she was affectionally known to many, attended Petersville School. She gave her life to Christ at an early age, baptized and joined Petersville Baptist Church in New Canton where she served as a door keeper for the Lord for fifty years.

She was married to the love of her life, Otis Foster, for over 50 years and joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cumberland, Virginia. She continued to serve the Lord, until her health began to decline. At that time, "Mama Lean" was recognized as an Honorary Member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

She worked various jobs during her lifetime. "Mama Lean" was a true woman of God, loving, kindhearted and a blessing to all. She enjoyed cooking and watching game shows. Most of all she loved her family.

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 our beloved departed this life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Foster; her parents, Percy Brown and Willie Maude Scruggs Brown; three brothers, Kerney, Preston and Robert and four sisters, Earlene, Delphine, Corine and Virginia.

She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons, Ervin Lee Foster (Marian), Otis David Foster (Ophelia), Curtis Foster (Frances) and Lonnie Jerome Foster (Wilhemenia); four daughters, Lillian Bolden, Gracie Childress, Ardell Reed (Glenn) and Joyce Booker (James); forty grandchildren; one hundred and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmo Brown (Lucy) and Royal Brown; two sisters, Betty Brown and Alice Gregory and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.


No More Tears Beyond the Gate

Someone new has entered, our eternal home above!

The Heavenly gate has opened wide, to welcome the one you love.

We cannot help the tears that fall, our hearts need time to grieve.

When earthly life has ended, and a loved one had to leave.

Yet, even in the saddest... we know our Savior lives.

And we can trust completely in the promise that He gives.

Someday, in a glad reunion with the Lord, our loved ones wait...

To welcome us eith joy and no more tears beyond the gate!

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Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 4, 2020
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
283 Sugarfork Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery
283 Sugar Fork Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
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Dorothy Foster

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Dorothy Foster

1921 - 2020

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