Dorothy Mae Hamlett Foster, 75, of Phenix, passed away on November 13, 2020 with her children by her side. She was the widow of the late William A. Foster, a marriage of 43 years.

She was well known for her love of baking for others. She also loved gardening and her beautiful yard of flowers. She never shied away from a trip to the beach or lake where she could enjoy the view of the water with her feet in the sand. She never met a stranger, always quick to strike-up a conversation and figure out if you were related. She loved spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by her four children; Sharon F. Metcalf of Pamplin, VA, Robert A Foster, Sr. (Shelia Dove) of Timberville, VA, Dorothy F. Parker(Stuart) of Mocksville, NC and Charles W. Foster (Sherry) of Blackstone, VA; one brother, Herbert Hamlett (Jeanette) of Evergreen, VA; eight grandchildren; Ron Metcalf (Beth), Robert A. Foster, Jr., Rose Ann Davis, Walter T. (WT) Davis, Jesse W. Foster, John Parker (Jessica), Devin Foster, Danielle Foster; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Lottie Hamlett; infant son, Walter Thomas (WT) Davis; and six of her siblings: Carrie Leftwich, Joyce Harris, Jannie Sapp, Walter Hamlett, Jr., Jean Phelps, John Hamlett; and her beloved kitty Stewy.

Funeral Services will be a private, graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department (318 Church Street, Blackstone, VA 23824) or Samaritans Purse ( The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.



Condolence Messages

  1. Yvonne Carson

    17 November 2020 4 years ago

    So very sorry for the loss of a special lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of the family. Sincerely David and Yvonne

  2. Frieda Trammell Whirley

    19 November 2020 4 years ago

    Sharon, so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was always a pleasure to be around. Sending prayers and love. May your family be comforted by the grace of God. Frieda

  3. Brenda Driskill

    20 November 2020 4 years ago

    With our deepest sympathy for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Roger & Brenda Driskill

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