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Willie Edward Foster Jr.

February 18, 1976 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 45)

Obituary

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:" - 2 Timothy 2:7

Willie Edward Foster, Jr. - beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle - departed this life March 11 , 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia after a hard-fought battle for his health.

Willie, affectionately known as "Munchie", was born on February 18, 1976 to Willie Edward Foster, Sr. and the late Novella Ross Foster. The youngest son of ten children, it became clear quite early that Munchie was special. So special that his, once babysitter, Mary M. Woodson (Big Ma) became his fulltime guardian. During his time with Big Ma, Munchie joined Abner Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia at a young age. He was an enthusiastic church goer who was seen in the pews every Sunday until he relocated to Cumberland County, Virginia.

Initially matriculating in Hanover County, Virginia, Munchie transferred to Cumberland County High School where he graduated in 1996. A true self starter, it was not long before he ventured into the working world. A diligently hardworking man, Munchie worked for Farmville Wholesale Electric. He also worked for Buckingham County's Correctional Facility until his illness forced him to leave his career. He had even started a lawn care business with one of his brothers.

When he was not working, Munchie spent his time doing several the many things he loved while spending time with those he loved. Known for his megawatt smile, Munchie was also a man of many talents. To the delight of all who knew him, he was an accomplished cook, an avid video gamer, a trained violinist, and talented artist. A lover of the great outdoors, he also played softball and crocheting as well.

A loving family man and deeply devoted father, Munchie leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Cherritta Foster (Farmville, VA); one daugther, Sharna' Foster (Farmville, VA); two sons, Kavon Foster (Stationed in Germany) and Trevon Foster (Stationed in South Korea); three stepdaugthers, Julie, Jasmine, and Jayla Westbrook (Farmville, VA); and one stepson Jahiem Maye (Farmville, VA); four brothers and five sisters, Gail Hamlin (Farmville, VA), William Payne (Farmville, VA), Carolyn Woodson (Cumberland, VA), James Payne (Bridget) (Fluvanna, VA), Linda Harrison (Cumberland, VA), Glen Booker (Sharonda) (Burkeville, VA), Ronald Booker (Barbara) (Farmville, VA), Aundria Brown (Alonzal) (Cumberland, VA), and Christina Foster (Pamplin, VA); three uncles, Ronald Foster and James Foster (Cumberland, VA), Joe Robinson (North Carolina); five aunts Velma Foster and Gertrude Randolph (Ulysses) (Cumberland, VA), Reva Robinson and Elsie Robinson (Glen Allen, VA), and Ruth Robinson (Richmond, VA); one great aunt, Josephine Randolph; a doting mother-in-law, Elsie Wagner (Beaver Dam, VA); childhood friend and brother-in-law, David Wattie (Carrie) (Pennsylvania); best friends, Mike Gould (Sheigh) Farmville, VA), Jerome James (Jacquelin) (Cumberland, VA), and Doug Jackson (Kaye) (Cumberland, VA); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and extended family.  

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
March 18, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor B. Eggleston Chapel
914 S Main St
Farmville, Virginia 23901

Celebration of Life
Friday
March 19, 2021

1:00 PM
Minor B. Eggleston Chapel
914 S Main St
Farmville, Virginia 23901

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