DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Essie Marie Foster
Essie Marie Foster, 95, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on June 23, 2020 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late Charles Meek and Martha Jane Weaver Foster and was preceded in death by her sisters, Minnie Styers, Bessie Crawford and Mary Ann Foster. Essie was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for more than 40 years. After her retirement from the textile industry, Essie began a second career of "keeping" children for twenty-five years. She was a major influence in the lives of many children, evidenced by the continued relationships that she enjoyed with the children as they became adults. Essie enjoyed learning and reading about the Amish people and made several trips to Amish country in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed nature, especially watching birds. Essie was a wonderful woman who will be missed dearly by her family.
SURVIVORS: Caregivers: Nephew, Danny Neil Crawford
Niece, Ann Crawford Keener
Several Nieces, Great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Pastor Dr. Mike Varn officiating
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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