Arlethia Pack Foster

Published 1:20 pm Friday, August 1, 2014

Arlethia Pack Foster was born June 19, 1928, to the union of Jacob Pack and Queen Victoria Sheridan Pack in Amory, Miss. She passed away on July 24, 2014, at her home in Varnado.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Winston, Queen Victoria II, Ivazean, Verlean, Irene, Lee, Phillip and Joseph Pack, and her aunt and uncle who raised her after her parents’ death, Casenda Sheridan Robinson and March Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of nearly 68 years, Willie D. Foster; their five children, Carolyn Boyer (Marcus) of Fontana, Calif., Willie Jean Young (Amos) of Bogalusa, Daniel Foster (Marie) of Menifee, Calif., Douglas Foster and Reginald Foster, of Long Beach, Calif.; a special niece, Mae Joyce Slay of Carson, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Johance Young (Deanna) of Lakewood, Calif.; Kelly Bresso (Matthew) of Oakland, Calif., Zoni Boyer of Rialto, Calif., Marcus Boyer II of Fontana, Calif., Reuben English III of Compton, Calif., Charlita Meadows (Duane) of Cerritos, Calif., Terry Dillard (David) of Compton, Calif., Reginald Foster II and Deandre Foster of Long Beach, Calif.; April Hunter, Vaniethia Hubbard (Michael) and Michael Jr., to whom she was affectionately known as Grandma Foster; 13 great-grandchildren, Arabian, Sharae, Courtney, Ray, Michaela, Demitrius, Ashley, Damonique, Elijah, Anaya, Jeremiah, Saraiya and Kaleb; a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Vernon Foster (Shirley), Lillian Roberts and Caldonia Pack of Varnado; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, from 2 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Zion Baptist Church in Angie on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m.

Cook-Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at