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Deacon Larry's Story

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A Time to be Born: Deacon Larry Foster was born on May 21, 1954 to J.D. and the late Inell (Young) Foster in Lakeland, Georgia, Lanier County.
A Time to Learn: He received his educational background from Weatherington Robinson School in Naylor, Ga., and the Lanier County School System. He graduated from Lanier County High School in 1972. He was a very avid baseball player where he played on various community teams.
A Time to Live: He was united in holy matrimony to Mrs. Margaret Moore on Nov. 24, 1978. He was employed by Nashville Mills for 35 years until his medical retirement. He worked as a Beaming Operator and a Shift Supervisor.
A Time to Serve: Deacon Larry Foster joined St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. M.J. Hammon at a very early age. He later joined Crenshaw Community Church and was a faithful member and Deacon until his departure.
A Time to Die: On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, God picked a very handsome flower from His garden and carried it home to be with Him. This handsome flower was named Larry Foster.
A Time to Mourn: He leaves to cherish his memories of his life, wife of 40 years, Margaret Foster; one daughter, Alfrieda (Leonard) Perry of Stockbridge, Ga; two sons, Larry (Nikki) Foster, Jr. of Valdosta, and Derrick Lamar Foster of Nashville, Ga.; his father, Mr. J.D. Foster of Lakeland, Ga.; one brother, Sheriff Billy Joe (Urvashi) Foster of Georgetown, Ga.; four sisters, Linda Foster and Jackie (Bernard) Williams of Lakeland, Ga., Patricia (Johnny) Dorsey of Augusta, Ga., and the late Shelia Faye (Johnny) Lamb of Naylor, Ga.; five grandchildren, Tyler Perry, Travon Foster, Tristian Foster, Anasia Stibbins and Hailey Foster; grandparents, the (late) Columbus and Nancy Bell Foster, and the (late) Robert Young and Mammie Jenkins; four uncles and two aunts, Columbus Foster, Jim Henry (Queen) Foster, the late Willie Frank (Shirley) Foster, the late Clara (George) Wrice and the late Artie B. Foster; three sisters-in-law, Christine Bennett, Elbert Jean Beals and Louvenia (Rev. Willie C.) Jackson.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel at Black and Son Funeral Home, Nashville, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at New Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Nashville, Ga. The Rev. Ralph White Jr., Pastor with the Rev. Rodney Carter officiating. - Black and Son Funeral Home, Nashville, Ga.
Published on April 6, 2017
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