Janice Foster

January 31, 1945June 19, 2019

Janice Foster, of Columbia, MS, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 74. Born in New Orleans, LA, she was a longtime resident of Marion County. Mrs. Foster was a homemaker, devoted to her family and a member of Goss Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “RC” Foster; parents, John and Eva May; six brothers, Jack May, Johnny May, Redgie May, Joe May, Charles May and Cecil May. Mrs. Foster is survived by a daughter, Eva Pierce and husband, Jody of Columbia; two sons, John Richard Foster of Columbia and Mark Foster and wife, Heather of Gulfport; two sisters, Betty Crawley of Florence, MS and Emma Dufrene and husband, "JR" of Lockport, LA; two brothers, James May and wife, Carol of Columbia and David May and wife, Roseann of Atoka, TN; and two grandchildren, Hayes Foster and Anna Leigh Foster. The visitation will be from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 officiated by Reverend Mark McArthur and Reverend Thomas Thurman. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.


  • John C. May, Father
  • Eva Jenkins May, Mother
  • Jack May, Brother
  • Johnny May, Brother
  • Redgie May, Brother
  • Joe May, Brother
  • Charles May, Brother
  • Cecil May, Brother
  • Richard "R C" Foster, Husband
  • Eva Pierce, Daughter
  • John Richard Foster, Son
  • Mark Foster, Son
  • Betty Crawley, Sister
  • Emma Dufrene, Sister
  • James May, Brother
  • David May, Brother
  • Hayes Foster, Grandson
  • Anna Leigh Foster, Granddaughter


  • Visitation Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2019


Janice Foster

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Betty K. Dickerson

June 21, 2019

Janice was the sweetest soul i’ve Ever met. She was my cousin. She was beautiful inside and out. She loved her family and her God. Love you May Family