Obituary of Bobbie Jean Foster
“To Everything There Is A Season, A Time To Be Born…” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Bobbie Jean Donaldson Foster, a native Texan and beautiful soul, was born in Dallas, Texas on January 19, 1932, to the parentage of Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett and Mr. Henry Donaldson. She was the youngest of two sisters.
“When I Was A Child” I Corinthians 13:11
Bobbie attended Dallas public schools (J.P. Starks and Phillis Wheatley Elementary schools and Lincoln High School). She earned her Bachelors Degree from Bishop College and her Masters Degree from Prairie View A & M University. Bobbie knew no strangers and she lived her life with impact and purpose. She always had a beautiful smile on her face.
“Whosoever Believeth” John 3:16
Bobbie was an active member of Timothy Baptist Church, Salem Baptist Church, and Mount Olive Baptist Church. She served at the Greater New Zion Baptist Church under the last Pastor A.V. Voice and the current pastor, Rev. Joe S. Patterson. She was a Sunday School teacher, Secretary of Special Funds, B.T.U. Instructor, Mission II Teacher, and Young Adult Department teacher.
“I Must Work The Works of Him Who Sent Me” John 9:14
Bobbie did not just talk about what needed to be done in the Dallas Independent School District. For more than 42 years, she served first as a teacher and then in the Community Relations Department. She was instrumental in beginning the district’s award-winning Partners in Education program, formerly called Adopt-a-School. She was also professionally affiliated with the National School Public Relations Association, National Council of Negro Women, Texas School Public Relations Association, Dallas Urban League, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Y.W.C.A., NAACP, The Dallas World Salute Board Member, and the Texas and Dallas Retired Teachers Associations and she was a former Community Housing Resources Board Member. She was a 64 year member of her beloved Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
“They Shall Be One Flesh” Genesis 2:24
In 1956 she married the love of her life, Julius E. Foster. To this union one son was born, Donald E. Foster.
“I Am Now Ready To Be Offered” II Timothy 4:6
God sent a “Sweet Chariot” to carry her home on February 20, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
“I Will Not Leave You Comfortless” John 13:14
Her legacy will continue through the lives of her devoted son, Donald E. Foster and her faithful sister, Verta M. Johnson, both of Dallas, Texas; one grandchild, Elizabeth Ann Jenkins; one great-grandchild, Khloe Jenkins and a host of other relatives and friends.
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In Loving Memory
1932 - 2023
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