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Jeanette Foster

Jeanette Foster, 87, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 20, 2024. Jeanette was born on Oct. 24, 1936. in Monticello to Marvin Farmer and Lizzie Lee Smith Farmer, of Monticello.

A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 24 at New Zion Baptist Church. Bro. Jeff Davis officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the services.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Billy B. Foster, of Monticello; son, Darrell Foster, of Monticello; daughter, Tracey Carney (Emery), of Jayess; and also Tammy Thames, who was like a daughter to Mrs. Jeanette; granddaughters, Monica Meza, of Farmersville, Texas; Molly Foster, of Orlando, Fla.; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Robert Earl Farmer (Ann), of Lafayette, La.; Herman Farmer (Shirley), of Monticello; and Bernice Grimes, of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lizzie Lee Smith Farmer; and siblings, Inez Jinright and Barbara Ann Fauver.

Jeanette was an active member in New Zion Baptist Church, including being the church clerk, VBS worker, member of the choir, chairman of the Cemetery Committee, and a faithful member. She was well known at church as the baby-kisser and would leave her proof in red lipstick. She loved her church family. Jeanette loved to witness and tell others about her Lord. She loved fishing and making fudge for people and showing her love by making food for those in need.

She was a well-known seamstress all over Lawrence County for many years. Jeanette worked at Monticello Cleaners for 43 years and at the same time was a bail bondsman for Hurricane Bonding for 36 years.