Joy E. Foster
May 2, 1932 – May 5, 2018
Joy E. Foster died at her home in Tallahassee, on Saturday, May 5, three days after her 86th birthday.
She was born in Lansing, Mich., May 2, 1932, to Virgil and Mina (Ladd) Foster.
Miss Foster was educated in Michigan but moved to Florida in her early 20s where she worked as in real estate and insurance.
She never married.
She was preceded in death by her parents (1901-1976 and 1902-1973) two brothers, Richard (Dick) and James (Jim), and a sister, Beverly Smith.
Surviving are nieces and nephews Virgil Keith Foster of Ohio; Isabelle, Paul, Mark, T.J., Becky and David Foster; Louie Smith and SueAnn (Sue) Smith Geisenhaver, all of Michigan.
In addition, she has several great-nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church, where she had served on the council; had served with Meals on Wheels and formerly volunteered with Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday at Culley’s Meadowood on Timberlane Road, with the Rev. Arlen Swinger presiding.
Burial and a buffet reception will follow.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Reception Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Burial Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Joy E. Foster
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May 8, 2018
I wish my Aunt Joy the peace in this next life adventure with the Lord and Family waiting for her hugs. I remember at age 6, (1959) my mom(Bev), dad(Winston) and sister(Sue) living with her over Christmas. Who ever thought you could have Christmas in Florida without snow and the cold weather we experience in Michigan. Aunt Joy made that a special time with a Christmas Tree, lights and decorations just as we experienced at home in Michigan. Over the years I can recall so many great times with Aunt Joy when she would come home to visit Grandma, Grandpa,and Uncle Dick Foster at there home at Higgins Lake Michigan. Uncle Jim Foster (Youngest) was taken (1963) and went to the Lord at a young age as a result of an work related Auto Accident. Aunt Joy relocated for a few years back to Michigan to be closer to all family members during this difficult time. My Aunt Joy enjoyed fishing with Grandpa Foster and helping Grandma in anyway she could while visiting them. She was a take control type of person and that's what she did, manage the situation and correct the issues at hand. During the later years Aunt Joy & Uncle Dick grew close and relied on one another for support after Grandpa Foster's passing. On behalf of my wife Marcia, son Jeff and myself Aunt Joy please give all those you hug our love an kisses. May you find this next life adventure even better! your nephew Louie Smith. Love You
FROM THE FAMILY
Much loved Aunt, Sister and Friend to many!