“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1
A TIME TO BE BORN
Mrs. Teresa Ann Foster, age 72, of Englewood, Ohio, was born April 11, 1949 in Dayton to the late Gussie Glenn and Edward Long Sr.
A TIME TO LIVE
She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1967 and retired from General Motors after 37 loyal years. In 1970, she married her late husband, Larry, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Sylvester Walker.
A TIME TO SERVE
Teresa was a proud member of St. Luke and served in the Prevella Mims Kitchen for several events like Senior Citizens Dinner, Back to School Bash, and Truck or Treat. She believed that education was the root to achieving any goals in life. As a volunteer, she helped with the academic component of Ahali Academy. Teresa loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. She was a superb cook and master entertainer at her home. Holidays were always her favorite pass time, but Christmas and Easter were truly her favorites. On Easter, you would definitely catch her answering the phone, “HE IS RISEN!” A woman of style and sophistication, Teresa LOVED to shop. Whether she was in town or out of town, she was going to take a piece of the city with her back to her closet. With the same style, you could see her driving around the city in her favorite car, Cadillac. Teresa enjoyed yard work, reality shows, and her social time with her great friends during Senior Fit at Kleptz YMCA.
A TIME TO DIE
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Frank and Irene Nelms; brothers, Donnie and Ronnie Nelms and Edward Long Jr; sister, Venetia Austin.
A TIME TO CELEBRATE
Left to cherish Teresa’s memories are her daughter, LaToshua Foster of Illinois; fiancé, Willie Smith Sr; brother, Starling Nelloms of Kentucky; sisters, Linda Morrow, Gwendolyn Van Leer of Indiana, and Christine White of Maryland; aunts, Cumerdis Looney and Marynell Harrington; sisters-in-love, Mary Cooley, Denise Foster, Valerie (Hubert) Howard, Linda Foster-Moore; nephews, Adrian Alston, Antijuan (Angela) Davis, Deshawn Davis, Edward (Linda) Long III, John Morrow of Virginia, and DaJuan Van Leer of California; nieces, LaKeisha Austin of Maryland, Tanisha Van Leer, Noelle Long, Latoria (Stephan) Marcellus, V. Sherie McIntosh, Tameka Nelms, Jeanea Nelloms, Erica (Carl Sr.) Owensby, Senequa (Jason) Rivers, LaDon White, and Paige Winston; special daughter, Kendra Featherstone; special cousins, Marcella (James) Ashe, Carolyn (Alfred) Hoskins, and Terri McBeth; lifelong friend, Judy Jackson and special friends, Melvin (Linda) Brice, Otis Culpepper, and Benjamin Sr. (Shelia) Morrow; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, September 17, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2262 N. Gettysburg Ave. Rev. Renard D. Allen Jr. officiating. Visitation 9 am-11 am. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave.
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