Arzie Mae Foster

Published 5:43 pm Thursday, January 21, 2016

Arzie Mae Foster was the only child born to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Maxie (Mary Magdalen Morris) Foster on Jan. 7, 1942. She departed this life on Jan. 16, 2016 at 74 years of age. She left this earthly life and transitioned to her eternal period of rest at the Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite.

She leaves to cherish many fond memories: her loving and very dedicated children, Alice Michelle Garrett and Maxie Vashon Foster, both of Bogalusa; seven beautiful grandchildren, Adawndra “Tiny” (Kenneth) Pigott-Magee, of Killeen, Texas, Shandrika May-Mosquera and Elvin “Tre” May III, both of Houston, Texas, Elvin “El” Pigott, Craig Antwon Jefferson, Kierra Ariel Smoot and Emily Nicole Garrett, all of Bogalusa; 13 great-grandchildren, (Elvin Pigott’s children) Malaysia, La`Trevious, Ja`Maren and Ja`Kyren, (Adawndra’s children) Kenneth Wayne Jr. and Dre`Quan, (Shandrika’s children) Amethyst and T`Arien, (Tre’s children) Quinavia, Jyrin, Elvinnique and Trelon, and (Craig Antwon Jefferson’s daughter) Caiden Nehemiah Collins; and two great-great grandchildren. She leaves her dearest memories to her maternal Peters and Morris first cousins, and her paternal Mark and Foster first cousins; her very special lifelong friends, Louise Dunn Smith, Ollie Lee Jones and Ella Mae Adams; a loving and very dedicated Direct Service Worker, Shai Nichols; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 22, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Crain & Sons Funeral Home, 809 E. 3rd St., in Bogalusa, who is charge of arrangements.

A viewing will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnado, with pastor the Rev. Terrance August officiating.

The family acknowledges and appreciates the many acts of kindness, given to us during this difficult time. Today, we publicly thank you for your words of encouragement, prayers, cards and floral arrangements. We are eternally grateful to you.

A special acknowledgement to the Community Connection Program Inc., and staff, Devita’s Bogalusa Kidney Care, Amera Care Home Health Care and staff, Pride and Hope, Myra Magee and staff, Pastor August and Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church family, doctors and the medical staff at Our Lady of the Lake in Bogalusa, AMG (Old Highland Park) in Covington, Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, and Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

May God’s blessings be with our many neighbors, friends and family who stepped in and stopped by when we needed you most. We are eternally grateful to you — The Arzie Mae Foster Family.