Let the memory of Jessie be with us forever.
  • 68 years old
  • Born on April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
  • Passed away on August 14, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Gathering Date/Location: August 18, 2018 from 1:00PM – 3:00 PM

The Park at Buckingham’s Clubhouse

114 Aspen Cove

Birmingham, AL 35209

Jessie Jones-Foster was born April 4, 1950 to Charlie and Mariah Thomas in Birmingham, Alabama.As a child, Jessie was very active in her church and accepted Christ at an early age.She was a woman of faith and she always gave God the glory in every stage of her life.Jessie also excelled in academics.She graduated from Wenonah High School in 1968 and subsequently attended Delta College where she received her degree in nursing.For nearly the next 40 years Jessie worked in the nursing profession, caring for hundreds of patients and serving and various leadership roles including Director of Nursing. Nursing was more than a job for her, it was her passion.

On November 24th, 1994 she married the love of life, the late Matthew Luke Foster.They built many memories together and built a solid foundation upon which their family will continue to thrive.

Among those who will cherish her memory are a devoted friend Mr. Donald DeShazo; her children Richard (Wendy) Reid, Anisa (Emanuel) Jordan, Lanier Jones and Jamie Sylvester; grandchildren, Michael Reid, Katreena Puente, Sarabian Reid, Miranda Russell, Devin Fields, Makayla Fields, Kiera Jones, Xavier Reid, Charles Jordan, Matthew Jordan and a great grandson Julian Russell; her big sister Nellie Sawyer her big brother John (Faye) Thomas; a special sister Naomi Foster; dear nephew Craig (Alex)Brown; special niece Heather Brown and her son Joshua; and a host of nieces and nephews. She enjoyed special relationships with many, many people.Far too many to list individually because that is just how Momma Jessie rolled, she never met a stranger and once you were in the family, you were in.So, to the entire host of relatives and friends not mentioned by name, but of no less importance to her, the legacy of love she leaves behind is for us all.

Posted by Arlene Legum on 18th August 2018
Jessie was loved by our family so much. I told her she was so cute and very classy. Jessie became my daughter, Wendy's, mom in law. Also a loving grandma to Wendy’s kids. No steps in the family except the ones leading to the front door. Jessie was a treasure to us all as you know. We all loved her and will miss her. I loved seeing the morning sunrise that she said Jesus made her. I will hopefully meet her again in paradise. I told her I better be good so we can meet up again. Both of us shared our love for Jesus Christ. Good times. Rest in Jesus arms dear sister. My love to all our loves, we will miss Jessie.

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