- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 25 Oct 2008.
FOSTER, ZELMA BROOKS - age 88, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2008. She was born May 15, 1920, in Pageton, West Virginia to the late Arthur and Minnie Call Brooks. Zelma was a member of Warren Woods Baptist Church, Warren, Michigan. Because of failing health, she had made her home with relatives in Knoxville since 2006. She has always been very involved with her church, working with children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and Missions. Zelma had a great love for children, which was reflected in her decision to work in the Foster Grandparent Program for 25 years. Her last placement was in the children's wing at St. Joseph Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Zelma was also preceded in death by husband of 42 years, Claude W. Foster; brothers, Spencer and Lawrence Brooks; sisters, Ina Call, Grace Faw, Sybel Baity, and Edwina Faw. She is survived by her loving family: son, Ray Foster and wife Willa of Jonesville, North Carolina; daughters, Joyce Foster Dalton of Knoxville, Anna Foster Fieselman and husband David of Marco Island, Florida, Sandra L. Burton and husband Russell of Sterling Heights, Michigan; grandchildren, Nicky Ray Foster and wife Rosa of Jonesville, North Carolina, Debra L. Dalton of Knoxville, Melanie Fieselman Weaver and husband John of Naples, Florida, Russell H. Burton, Warren, Michigan, Heather L. Tull and husband Curtis of Cottrellville Township, Michigan; Susan Fieselman Hermes of Memphis; three great grandchildren, Joshua D. Dalton of Knoxville, Alex Burton of Surprise, Arizona and Joseph Weaver of Naples, Florida; sister, Mabel Hayes of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; honorary granddaughter, Kimberly Chapman; special friend of the family, Ed Schmutzer; and special friends, Thelma Cole and Bette Hewitt. The family would like to thank Dr. Bill Burkhart and staff and St. Mary's Home Hospice, especially Nurse Carol and CNA Gearlene, for their loving care and kindness. A memorial service will be 7:30 P.M. Monday Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Ed Sunday-Winters and Rev. Steve Foster officiating. Memorials may be made to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28201-0001 or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com