Dorothy Mae Hamlett Foster

Published 4:43 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Dorothy Mae Hamlett Foster, 75 of Phenix, passed away on Nov. 13 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, Robert A Foster, Sr. (Shelia Dove) of Timberville, Dorothy F. Parker (Stuart) of Mocksville, North Carolina and Charles W. Foster (Sherry) of Blackstone; one brother, Herbert Hamlett (Jeanette) of Evergreen; 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.