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Mrs. Mary E. Foster

August 16, 1935 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 86)


Mrs. Mary E. Foster, 86, transitioned on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at her home in New Albany, MS.

Mary Elizabeth Riddle Foster, "May Pop,"  was born August 16, 1935 in Union County, Mississippi to Aggie Lee Riddle and David Riddle. She departed this life November 25, 2021 at her residence.

Mary was a past employee at Mohasco Furniture Manufacturing for many years. Mary never met a stranger. She loved to visit and talk to people wherever she met them. She also enjoyed fishing, dancing, sewing and sitting on her porch enjoying life. On Oak Street she had special neighbors Vic and Gloria Washington and family. She was very close to Chris Robertson and family.

Mary was a member of New Birth Community Baptist Church, a former  member of Watson Grove Baptist Church and Beaver Dam Baptist Church. She was a church Usher, who was attentive, courteous  and always ready to serve.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, sons: Marvin (Mabeline) Foster of New Albany, MS, Don (Cydia) Foster of Bartlett, TN, James Foster of Rome, GA, daughters: Lora "Pat" (Robert) Finley and Angela Foster both of New Albany, MS, brothers: Sammie (Myrtle Evon) Riddle of New Albany, MS and Jessie Riddle of Racine, WI, one sister: Daisey Rutherford, 15 grandchildren and  a special friend: Frances King,  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter: Shirley King, one granddaughter; Reunda Foster,  one great-granddaughter: Aunesti Coleman, brothers: Wilson Riddle, James Riddle, Charles Riddle, Sisters: Betty Ann Riddle and Agnes McLaurin.

No Visitation.

Services will be Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at  New Birth Community Church, 408 Clark Street, New Albany, MS.

Burial following service at Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany, MS.

Serenity-Simmons of New Albany, MS is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
New Birth Community Church
408 Clark Street
New Albany, MS 38652


Hillcrest Cemetery-New Albany
816 Forest Height St
New Albany, MS 38652

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