Marguerite Elizabeth Sloan Williams Foster

Published 1:10 pm Monday, October 9, 2023

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Marguerite Elizabeth Sloan Williams Foster died on Oct. 2, 2023.         

Elizabeth, as she was so lovingly known as, was preceded by 2 husbands, Lester Newton Williams, who passed away on Sept. 3, 1979, and her second husband, John Henry Foster, who passed away on Aug. 5, 1998.  She was also preceded by: her father, Offie Coit Sloan, her mother, Margaret Janie (Walter) Sloan; brothers, Joe Sloan and Lawrence Sloan; a sister, Lucile Shaver; and a best friend. Mark Wallace.

She is survived by: 6 children, Arena Hayes (Tommy) of Pinnacle, NC, Harry Williams of Lexington, NC, Ruth Seaman (Steve) of Cleveland, NC, Terrianna West of Lakeland, Fla., Mary Williams of Greer, SC, David “Eli” Williams of Mocksville, NC; a brother, Howard Sloan (Christine) of Statesville, NC; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; close friends Pat Rennix and Preacher Dale Wallace; and a large church family that she loved dearly.

Elizabeth loved her God, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, being around other people, her church, and flowers. She worked for the Davie County School System and she drove a bus for 20 years, which was a childhood dream. Later, she worked at the Walmart Garden Center for nine years and four months looking after the plants and seeing all her friends at the cash register.  She just loved people.  So don’t weep for her, she is in a better place now.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, a visitation, and funeral service was held at Damascus Baptist Church. Pastor Dale Wallace officiated and the honored pallbearers were Chris Seaman, Bradley Johnson, Charles Johnson, Eddie Sloan, David Marler, Mark Bailey, and Victor Ramirez.

Memorials may be sent to: Damascus Baptist Church and Statesville Bible Camp Fund. In care of Pastor Dale Wallace 531 Rabbit Hwy., Harmony, NC 28634.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.