SHANNON – Katherine Smith Foster, 87, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1925, in Chickasaw County to Edd and Fisher Smith.
She attended school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, where she graduated from high school. She married George Foster on Oct. 1,1946, and they were together until his death in 1984. She found Christ at an early age and was baptized at High Chapel CME Church in Shannon. Later she joined Johnson Chapel, where she was a devoted member until her death. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.
She is survived by her children, Gloria Jean Cheeks of Chicago, Ill., Vernola (Tom Henry) Lyles and Theodis (Jerlena) Foster of Shannon, Raeliasha Anderson of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Ozzie (Juanita) Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, George Larry (Lillian) Spragin of Shannon and Jesse Smith of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Smith of Grand Rapids, Betty Spragin of Cleveland, Ohio, and Annie Foster of Shannon; two brothers-in-law, Roberts (Luverta) Foster and Harry Foster of Shannon; a cousin, Kay Smith of Houston, Texas; and her grandchildren, Vanessa Sanders, Daven and Daniel Sanders, and DaKoda Ky’Mani Foster.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.