Leonard Foster, Sr.

Obituary of Leonard Jerome Foster, Sr.

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Leonard Jerome Foster was born to Leonard Flowers and Lena Foster on May 19th, 1961, in Clinton, New Jersey. At an early age, Leonard was baptized and joined the Petersville Baptist Church in New Canton, Virginia. He attended the Cumberland County public schools in Cumberland, VA. Leonard moved to Baltimore, Maryland to live with his uncle Willie, while there he held various jobs including the Velleggis Restaurant and Aposatinos Construction. When he returned to Cumberland, VA he also worked at Cumberland Restaurant and the Tire Shop. Leonard was a people person, who loved his children and family. He was known for telling stories to everyone he met, whether the stories were true or not. If you ever met him, you would never forget him. He loved family gatherings and tried to show his dancing skills every now and then. He loved old school music. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was the "Protector" of the family. Leonard departed this life on September 22, 2021, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Brenda Foster. He leaves to cherish fond memories: one daughter, Shekiva Foster; one son, Leonard Foster, Jr.; one grandson, Terius Elliott; four sisters, Sharon Johnson, Teresa Booker (Wayne) and Senata Holman (Eddie) and Josephine Wilkerson; one brother, Warren Wilkerson; one aunt, Valerie Adewuyi (Sulaiman); one uncle, Robert Claiborne and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends, two devoted, Michelle Sahm and Horace Ford. "A Silent Tear" Just close your eyes and you will see All the moments that you have of me Just sit and relax and you will find I'm really still there inside your mind Don't cry for me now, I'm gone For I am in the land of the song There is no pain, there is no fear So dry away that silent tear Don't think of me in the dark and cold For here I am, no longer old I'm in that place that's filled with love Known to you all as "up above." - Author Unknown
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Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, September 27, 2021
Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home
64 Cartersville Road
Cumberland, Virginia, United States

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Petersville Baptist Church
3330 Petersville Church Road
New Canton, Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Petersville Baptist Church Cemetery
3330 Petersville Church Road
New Canton, Virginia, United States
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1961 - 2021

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