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Radney Funeral Home - Mobile

3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL

OBITUARY

Michelle Andrews Foster

October 6, 1956February 10, 2020

Celebration of A Life Well Lived Michelle Andrews Foster

Mrs. Michelle Andrews Foster was born on October 6, 1956 to the union of Dr. William Wallace Andrews, III and Mrs. Nancy Mildred Butler Andrews in Tampa, Florida. Her parents preceded her in death. Michelle was the third child of four daughters; Johna, Lillian, and Sharon. She graduated from H. B. Plant High School in 1974.

Michelle followed in the family tradition and attended Talladega College. There, she received a bachelor of science degree in Biology in 1978. At Talladega College, she met the love of her life, Dr. Kendal Irwin Foster. This union was blessed with three devoted children, Kendal Irwin Jr., Michael Andrew, and Kelli Michelle, who were her pride and joy. These college sweethearts celebrated life to the fullest for their 41 years of marriage.

Michelle was a devoted wife and mother. She worked as a teacher, raised her children, and furthered her education at University of Michigan-Flint while Dr. Foster attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Foster completed his residency at Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University in Flint, MI. In July 1985, the Foster family moved to Dr. Foster’s hometown, Mobile, Alabama and made it home. Michelle began her long career of over 30 years managing Dr. Foster’s medical practice, from 1985 until her retirement in July 2019.

Michelle was a faithful member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for 44 years. She was initiated into the Chi Chapter on October 1, 1976. She was a member of Delta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for 35 years. Delta Theta Omega Chapter honored Michelle as “Soror of the Year”. She was a Silver Star and a Life Member. Michelle proudly welcomed her daughter, Kelli Michelle, into her beloved sorority in September 2019. Kelli Michelle was pinned with her mother’s, maternal grandmother’s and her paternal grandmother’s pins.

Michelle was a member of The Links, Incorporated, initiated into the Tampa (FL) Chapter in 1984. She and her sister Lillian were the key organizers of interest group for The Greater Mobile (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. They are both 3rd generation members of The Links, Incorporated. After 34 years of extraordinary service to the Tampa and Mobile communities, Michelle transitioned to Alumna status in 2018.

Michelle was a charter member of The Order of Mardi Gras Maskers, Inc. She served in numerous leadership roles in this organization. Michelle worked tirelessly on costumes, decorations, and tableau, to ensure the Balls were exquisite and elegant. Her gown and original mask were displayed at The Mobile Museum of Art. Michelle was a Life Member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

Michelle was a loyal member of Franklin Street Baptist Church and a patron of the Arts. She sang in the choir and with Bella Voce, collected original artwork, and enjoyed Classical Ballet as well as and many genres of music. Michelle valued unusual adventures and meaningful travel. She was loved by all who knew her.

Michelle stood out as one whose life was destined to be uncommon. She was not ordinary, but extraordinary as she pursued her goal to serve God, her community, and her family. Her life was grounded in commitment to her church, charitable organizations, and community service. Michelle served humanity in a special way.

She leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy: her loving husband, Kendal I. Foster, M.D.; three children, Kendal Irwin Foster, Jr., Michael Andrew Foster, and Kelli Michelle Foster Makerson (Dr. Reginald); two grandchildren Kendal Irwin Foster, III and Ava Grace Foster; a grandpuppy Bailey; three sisters Johna Andrews Treadwell (Garold), Lillian Andrews Ponquinette, and Dr. Sharon Andrews Gray (Stanley); one aunt Gloria Adams Andrews; two nieces Kathryn Treadwell and Lindsey Marcie Harding; one nephew, Atty William “Billy” Treadwell; two godsons Kerry Bush, Jr. and Julian Little; one godbrother, Burton Maben (Nancy); and a host of cousins, Gayle Andrews, Sybil Kay Andrews, Dr. Susan Andrews Blanchette, C. Blythe Andrews (Sylvia), Dr. Nancy Andrews Collins, Cheryl Jones Byrd, Rhonda Jones, Nancy Jones, Marissa Marion, Garland Butler, Barbara Glaude, Julius Foster (Angelica), Cleta Catherine Burns (Alton), Raymond Foster (Faye), Marvin Foster, Bernadette Smalls (Michael), Tilda Foster, Fran Foster, Sandra Foster (Watson), Ray Olivet Richardson, Kim Washington, Lisa Washington, Keith Hylton (Maria), Kevin Hylton (Emmy), William Miller, and Crystal Kelly; and a multitude of friends, both near and far.

A visitation for Mrs. Michelle Andrews Foster will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Nazaree Full Gospel Church, 1695 W I-65 Rd N., Mobile, AL 36618. A memorial service will occur Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM, 1695 W I-65 Rd N., Mobile, AL 36618. Interment will occur at Pine Crest Cemetery, 1939 Dauphin Island pkwy, Mobile, Alabama 36605.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome-mobile.com for the FOSTER family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Memorial Service Monday, February 17, 2020

Memories

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Monica Frazier

February 18, 2020

Michelle was such a BEAUTIFUL PERSON.I will always remember our years at Talledega College.I will keep this Family in Prayer.

Audrey Lyles-Henry

February 18, 2020


Michelle Andrew Foster and family: Freshmen orientation in August 1978 at Ish Hall at Talladega College. I met Michelle. Like all of us, it was our first time away from home on a 4-year stint of college life. What a life too!!!. This experience taught us all a lot so when we left, we needed to give a lot. Michelle was my next door neighbor at Ish Hall, I mean literally next door. I will not forget the friendship, classes, and interactions with her. She was a very warm and friendly person. She always felt the class of 1978 all came to Talladega College together, therefore, our friendships were sealed and her actions showed this. Michelle will always remind me of how important it is to have solid friends and love for them. I wish Kendall and the family continued perfect peace. Much love to you girl!!!! Audrey Lyles Henry

Tracey Henry

February 17, 2020

A truly lovely person with a lovely heart! You will truly be missed! I am honored to have known you! Rest in heaven Soror! 💕💚

Soror Tracey

Terri Weston

February 17, 2020

I send my deepest sympathy to the Foster family. Michelle, I haven't communicated with you in many years but your loss hurts as if we spoke yesterday. I have so many memories of us at Talledega. I guess the most special is you being my big sister when I pledged. I still have the pillow you gave me and memories of all the fun we had. I pray that your family finds peace. Until we meet again my sweet, fun-loving Soror. Terri Weston 78'

Karen Miller

February 17, 2020


Our sincere and deepest condolences to the family.
Michelle's spirit will forever remain in our hearts.
We will miss her and celebrate her life always.

Karen and Karonda

Jerrelen Campbell-Thomas

February 17, 2020


My mother, Helen Campbell, was a good friend of Mrs. Andrews. She will truly be missed. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Campbell-Thomas Family

Austin Sherman

February 17, 2020

I will show all the love from the bottom of my heart ❤️ for the whole family of Mrs. Michelle Foster. I’ll pray everyday for her entire family that God gives them grace and strength. Also, I give all the love from my heart to Mrs. Michelle because she was a sister to me created from God.

BARBARA J. RUCKER

February 17, 2020

My Sincere Condolences to Dr.Foster and family in the loss of this beautiful soul MICHELLE if you knew her she left a lasting impression for sure.just know your faith in God that he will give your the strength to go on cherishing her memories to continue on this journey called life.love &prayers BARBARA j.RUCKER🙏🌹



Mavis James

February 17, 2020

I have know Michelle for years through both Jack and Jill of America, Inc and The Links, Inc. She was always supportive of the Jackson Chapter and was always warm, giving and fun. I will miss her more than I can write and wish her family and others who love her my deepest sympathies.
I was just enjoying her company this past December and she was just as she always is,- amazing.

Arma Brown

February 17, 2020

To: Johna Treadwell and family of Michelle Foster

No one else can truly feel the sorrow that you bear. But may it help somehow to know that others care.

Arma Brown
AKA
Pi Tau Omega Chapter
Livonia, MI

FROM THE FAMILY