OBITUARY

Della Rena Foster

October 26, 1958July 24, 2018

Mrs. Della Rena Foster, age 59, of Douglasville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born October 26, 1958 in Baltimore, MD. Rena enjoyed cross stitching and loved Pomeranians. Her favorite pastime however, was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Turner and sister, Ricky Mae Price.

Surviving her is her husband of 38 years and love of her life, Sam Foster; daughters, Rhiannon Sims, Michelle Foster and Samantha Cothran; brothers, Keith Turner and Rob Turner; grandchildren, Bella, Layla, Seth, Brodie, Lorelei, Myleigh, Savannah, Luke and Archer; numerous other family and friends as well as her puppy, Sabrina.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5 o’clock pm until 8 o’clock pm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11 o’clock am at LifePoint Church, 6405 Fairburn Rd #100, Douglasville, GA 30134.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Della Rena Foster

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Melissa Griffin

July 29, 2018

Rena and Sam were like a second set of parents to me and my husband for many years. We were welcomed into their home as family even for holidays and birthdays. Rena was a strong and beautiful mother, grandma, and friend. Sam gave me away at my 3 year wedding anniversary where Rhiannon and my husband secretly planned it all. I am so grateful to have known Rena and this entire family for so many years. God used her household to help show me His love and acceptance as well as give me many joyful moments and memories. Thank you Rena for making a difference in my life. I love you.

Rhiannon Sims

July 26, 2018

My mom was smart, creative, beautiful, strong, and a Boss. My favorite memories are all from adulthood because that’s when she truly became my best friend. We spent several years scrapbooking, running the girls around, seeing tween movies, and our favorite- Shopping!!! I don’t think there is a store in Douglas, Carroll, or Paulding County that we haven’t been. We both loved to shop even when we had no money and we were notorious for putting things in the cart or carrying it around and completely changing our mind. Retail stores probably had our pictures up. Praise God for Amazon where we could imaginary shop all day!
When I wanted to go back to school and Brad and I didn’t know how we could make it work with three babies - she volunteered to stay home and keep them. She also let me use her car. I would have never had this beautiful life and career without her help.
She was such a fun grandma and let all the kids stay with her at the same time - 6 grandkids all under 10. She would always have special snacks and our kids didn’t even know what a bedtime was.
When she first got sick, she truly portrayed to us a strong woman and she fought. We had a lot of ups and downs in the last five years, but one constant has been that she never stopped being there. I could call her anytime- literally anytime —and she would talk to me. She let the kids spend time with her whenever they wanted even when she was in the hospital. She protected my dad from hard conversations but was careful not to shut him out.
I will miss my mom everyday of the rest of my life and hope that I can make her proud to have called me her daughter and friend.

Deb Smith

July 25, 2018

Sam and Rena have a special place in my heart. I went to school at St Benedict's with Sam and later to high school with both of these special people. Later after Chuck and I married I realized Sam and Chuck were good friends from playing music. We are so sorry for the pain of losing Rena. God bless and give your family peace of mind and spirit through the coming days.

FROM THE FAMILY