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Iris Mae Foster, 93, of Cobbs Creek, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital.

She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. She loved crocheting, quilting, and caring for children whom she loved with a passion. She loved to watch the birds, but most of all she loved having a house full of friends and family for whom she always prepared and served abundant meals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy S. Foster; two great-grandsons, Chase Daniels Brown and Andrew Saunders Foster; by two brothers and four sisters. 

She is survived by a daughter, Dana Brown of Cobbs Creek; a son, the Rev. S. Roy Foster (Melissa Diane) of Tappahannock; four grandsons, Roland Brown (Robin), Lee Brown, Willie Brown (Trista), and Caleb Foster (Kristen); four great-granddaughters, Alyson, Shelley, Kelyn, and Kinsley.

Graveside services were held at Windsor Gardens Cemetery on Monday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. A reception followed at Spring Hill Baptist Church following the service. 

A special thank you to the care team at Heron Cove 2 for their love and compassion for our mom the “social butterfly.”

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Spring Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 92, Cobbs Creek, Va. 23035 or to Upper Essex Church, P.O. Box 225, Caret, Va. 22436.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family with the arrangements.