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Bessie Foster

Passed 01/08/2019

Obituary for Bessie Foster

Bessie P. Foster entered into eternal rest January 8, 2019. Mrs. Foster was born March 1, 1935 to the late Lucy Becknell and Conway Porter.

She was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church where she served the Nurses Guild and The Bereavement Committee.

Bessie was a pioneer in the hairdressing industry. She opened up many doors for African American beauticians, teaching them about hair trends and business.

Left to treasure fond and loving memories are: her granddaughter, Ashley Davis (Rosheka);her great-grandchildren, Alahnna Williams and Marlow Ferguson, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, sisters-in-love, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest Foster; daughter Licita Washington-Williams; and her eleven siblings.

A Celebration of the Life of Bessie Porter Foster will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church,700 S. Converse St., Spartanburg, SC. Bishop Charles J. J. Jackson, III will officiate.

The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family is at the home, 133 Gibson St., Spartanburg, SC

J. W. Woodward Funeral Home

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