Geraldine (Boatwright) Foster

April 15, 1926 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 94)




When peace like a river attended my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Though hast taught me to say,

“It is well, it is well with my soul.”



A Time to be Born: Mrs. Geraldine Boatwright Foster was the daughter of the late William and Emma Boatwright. She was born April 15, 1926 in Wheeler County, Georgia. She was the tenth child of fourteen siblings; twelve preceded her in death.

A Time to Die:  Mrs. Foster moved to Brunswick, Georgia where she resided until transitioning from her earthly home with love, affection, and gratitude to her heavenly home on March 9, 2021.


A Time to be Educated: Mrs. Foster attended the public schools of Georgia completing the primary and elementary levels. She attended and graduated from Stanton High School in Jacksonville Florida June 1948. Later she attended Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia for two years. She continued her education at Edward Waters College majoring in Elementary Education. Mrs. Foster did further studies at Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Florida, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She was employed with Duval County School Board of Education upon retiring June 1990.

A Time to Worship: She connected herself with the Central Valley Baptist Church in McRae, Georgia during the life of her parents. Mrs. Foster moved to Jacksonville, Florida and united herself with Dayspring Baptist Church. Knowing how important it was to keep family together, she joined Ebenezer United Methodist Church so the family could worship together.


A Time to be United in Holy Matrimony: In 1953, she was united in holy matrimony to Willard Allen Foster, Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida, who preceded her in death. To this union two sons were born.

A Time to Cherish: She leaves to mourn her lovely memories, two sons: Willard Allen (Barbara) Foster, Jr. of Brunswick, Georgia, and Gerald Richard (Victoria) Foster, Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida; three (3) grandchildren: Tanesha Foster Fields of Melbourne, Florida, Willard Allen (Kia) Foster, III of Savannah, Georgia, and Gerald Richard(Taqueena) Foster, II of Jacksonville, Florida; four (4) great- grandchildren: Genesis Fields, Ja’Kai Fields both of Melbourne, Florida, Gerald Richard Foster, III and Quan Jones both of Jacksonville, Florida; One lovely sister, Mrs. Clarkye Boatwright Wilks (Jesse) of Charlotte, North, Carolina; A neighbor, Iveria Cromity, Goddaughter, Erica Bunch and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Howard Mortuary and Alphonso West Mortuary of Jacksonville, Florida regretfully announce the transition of Mrs. Geraldine Foster. Mrs. Foster (94) transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 9 around noon while at her son's resident in Brunswick, Georgia. Her beautiful spirit and personality will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Arrangements have not been completed, but will be announced later. Please keep the family in prayer.

Floral arrangements can be sent to: Howard Mortuary or  

Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc.

4409 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

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Funeral Service
March 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Alphonso West Mortuary
4409 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

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