Doris Gibson Foster 

Published 11:53 am Friday, December 1, 2023

Born September 28, 1925, to Richard F. Gibson and Tera Smith Gibson. Mrs. Foster’s life was a life of service to her Lord and Savior, Family, Community and her church, Central Baptist Church. The doors of her home were as wide open as the door of her heart. Her home welcomed family, friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Foster’s service to her Lord and her church was a joy to her life. She served in the nursery, where every baby became one of hers. As a Sunday School teacher, every young lady in her class was nurtured and loved. She loved recalling memories of them. She was involved in the Mission Outreach of the church through the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). She participated in Mission trips that the church planned. One of her largest Mission fields was Foster’s Chevron Service Station, where she worked with her beloved husband, J D, for over thirty years. She took every opportunity to witness for the Lord with customers. She would ask them if they had a church home. If they didn’t, she always invited them to Central Baptist Church. Her generosity, along with her husband, was immeasurable.

She was, also, a member of the Pilot Club International.

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In 1942 she married the love of her life, J D Foster. This marriage would be blessed with a daughter, Berenda; two sons, Dale and Chester (Mary); grandchildren, Brad Berry (Julia), Jill Berry Guy, Mike Foster (Miranda), James Foster (Traci), Robin Rath (Gary), and Kim Lee (Bo); great-grandchildren, Loren (Brady), Mollie (Nico), Lilly, Jadi, Ava, Wyatt, Andrew, Maddux, Julie, Luke, Liza, Emma, Gracie (Ryan) and Tyler (Lauren); and great-great-grandchildren, Bradyn, Avery, Caleb, Camilla, Wyatt, and Madigan. Her family was her earthly treasure and they knew her love for them.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband of 52 years, J D Foster; daughter-in-law, Judy Foster; son-in-law, Ken Berry; brothers, Joe Gibson, Lloyd Gibson, and Carl Gibson; her sisters, Dorothy Gibson, Pauline Williams, and M. L. (Magdalene Louise) Day.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, her great-grandchildren, her great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Maunteel “Bonnie” Dunaway, Carolyn Boose, and Virginia Hearn, brothers, Shelton Gibson, and David Gibson (Christine); nieces and nephews who she dearly loved. She was also survived by her extended family, friends, and a special friend Rosie Kelly.

Her family is grateful for the love and care given by the staff of Diversicare of Brookhaven and Hospice Ministries of Brookhaven.