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Mary Ann Foster

Mary Ann Foster

October 1, 1930 - July 6, 2017     Age: 86

Mrs. Mary Ann Foster (Ma Foster), age 86 of Fernandina Beach passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 6, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospice in Jacksonville.

She was born in Brundidge, AL, born to the late Sam and Annie M. Bacon.  She has been a resident of Fernandina since the mid 1950’s; here with her husband who worked as a Shrimper aboard their boat the “Peggy and Patsy”.  In addition to working at the Sand Dollar and The Marina Restaurant Mrs. Foster was known as being a mother not only to her children but also the neighborhood children.  She was a Volunteer with the Headstart Program for many years.

She enjoyed bingo, fishing, cooking, growing roses and baseball with her children.

Mrs. Foster attended Kingdom Ministries in Fernandina Beach.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Foster Sr. and a sister, Caldonia Gociar.

Mrs. Foster leaves to mourn her passing; her children, Netherland F. Wilson (Thomas) of Reston, VA, Fatima F. Bivens of Jacksonville, FL, Evanell F. Roberts of Fernandina Beach, FL, Richard Foster Jr. (Shantelle) of Oneal, FL, Pamelia F.  Fisher of Fernandina Beach, FL, sisters, Commie C. Woods of Brundidge, AL, Martha Louise (Charlie) Pelham of Fernandina Beach, FL, God-son, Robert Jackson, Jr., twelve grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her home going celebration will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Wardell Avant, Presiding.

Mrs. Foster will be laid to rest beside her husband in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

4 Condolences

  • Cheryl H. Joseph Posted July 10, 2017 10:40 am

    To the family of Mrs. Mary Foster, you have my deepest sympathy due to the loss of your mother. She was one of the kindest persons that I knew during my childhood. May you find peace that surpasses all understanding in knowing that she lived a fruitful sweet life.

  • Charles Mosley and C/O 1968 Posted July 11, 2017 12:36 pm

    Netherland and family, our hearts (Peck High School class of 1968) go out to you, in your time of bereavement, in the loss of your mother. We are sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

  • Michael Staten Posted July 11, 2017 6:53 pm

    Family you have my deepest condolences, we all grew up on 10th street, Mrs. Foster was the sweetest LADY on the block.

  • Sandra Macdonald Posted July 11, 2017 11:25 pm

    MY deepest condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss

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