Sunrise: September 26, 1922 Sunset: March 31, 2015 “It came so quickly, you said goodbye, the heavenly gates just opened wide, a loving ancestor’s voice said “come” and you were gone!” On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Elizabeth Pleasant-Foster entered peacefully into eternal rest at her home in Houston, TX. Elizabeth had relocated to Houston, TX from Wingdale, NY over 12 yrs ago. She was 92 yrs. old at the time of her transition. She was the first child born to the late Charlie Pleasant and Mary Munchie Garrett-Pleasant in Clover, Virginia on September 26, 1922.

She was baptized and part of the family church, Bethel Grove Baptish Church inClover, VA. Her mother moved to New York for work in the 1940’s and Elizabeth was left with her 3 siblings in the loving care of her grandmother Louise Palmer-Pleasant. After completing the eighth grade in the church schoolhouse ran by Rev.Brooks, she eventually moved to NY with her sibling to be with her mother. Elizabeth met and married Henry Foster also of Clover, VA, in 1946. From this union one child, named Joyce I. Foster, was born. Elizabeth with her husband and child, relocated from New York back to Clover VA were she cared for her grandma Louise until she passed. Elizabeth remained to work the family farm while also growing tobacco until the untimely passing of her husband, at which time she and her child returned to New York to be near her mother and siblings.

Elizabeth had worked in a factory where she made alligator purses and shoes, a counter clerk at a neighborhood cleaners but because of the hours and so she could be home with her only child, Elizabeth took a job working for the City of New York in the Central Laundry at Kings County Hospital before retiring to live in Wingdale, NY and care for her sick mother. Elizabeth was an avid sports fan and loved watching boxing, golf and Tennis onTV. She was an unheralded Horseshoe Champion and an article was written about her love of playing horseshoes in a local upstate town newspaper. Elizabeth also loved playing dominoes and was known to win every game. She loved helping others in the community where she lived in Wingdale, NY for 28 yrs with her mother and baby sister.

Elizabeth never minded driving other widowed friends to grocery stores, doctor appointments or to fast-food restaurants for a girls day out and often volunteered to help in anyway. She would lovingly care for and entertain her grandchildren during the summer months and school holidays. Later she would do the same for her great-grandchildren.She was definitely a woman on the go and loved being out doing yard work or planting flowers vegetables and plants. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, grandma,great grandma, great-great-grandma and friend to many. Like her mother,Elizabeth was a strong, loving, caring person and will be missed by all who knew her. Elizabeth was preceded in transition by her Husband Henry Foster; Grandmother Louise Palmer-Pleasant; Father Charlie Pleasant; Uncle Anderson Lacks;Step-Father Azel B. Robinson; Mother Mary Munchie Garrett-Pleasant-Robinson;her Sister Ann Pleasant-Butler; Sister-‘n-law Carrie Foster-Pleasant, Brother-‘n-law Clifton Butler and only brother, Mesiah Pleasant; Sister Mary Louise Clarke and Clem Clarke. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Joyce Iris Foster;two grandchildren, Sean Omar P Foster and Monique Michelle Foster-Turpin; two great-grandchildren. Meagan Turpin and Mathew Turpin; one great-great-grandchild Michelle Ashley Turpin; Five Nephews: Butch (Irving) Mason, LawrencePleasant, Christopher Clarke, Dennis Clarke, and Melvin Pleasant; Nieces:Valerie Mason-Reid, Marquita King, Carolyn Butler, Angela Pleasant; grandnephew Vincent Terrell; Cousins: Robert Alice Pleasant, Ronald Garrett, RachelBennett, Joan Murrell, Renee Jones, Sharron Clark-Harris, Karen Garrett, EarlWilbourn, Gloria Wilbourn, Miles Wilbourn and Ethel Wilbourn, Lawrence Lacks,and Sonny.

Author: Harlem Valley News