February 23, 1912 ~ December 4, 2010
Louise Jackson Foster died December 4, 2010 at the age of 98. She was a resident of Life Care Center of Lawrenceville and formerly Bentley Square Assisted Living in Tucker, Georgia. She was born February 23, 1912 in Aransas Pass, Texas, the only daughter with 5 brothers; Jesse Jackson, John LeRoy Jackson, Russell Jackson, Ewell Jackson and Otis Brooks Jackson, all deceased. She grew up in the Grant Park area of Atlanta and was a 1929 graduate of Girls High School. She married Hoyt K. Foster in 1932; they were married 52 years when he died in 1984. As a young adult, she worked at and retired from Conklin Metals. Louise was a long time member of Briarlake Baptist Church in decatur and formerly Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur. Her flower gardening skills could coax the most reluctant plants to flourish. Until recently, she was an avid reader of newspapers, magazines and books; every Christmas she would reread Dickens' Christmas Carol. She loved the Atlanta Braves and followed them closely. Nutrition and exercise were important to her; she would walk one mile each way to her doctor, dentist and a near-by mall until she was in her late 80's. She was one of the last surviving members of the East Lake Club, a group formed in the 1940's to encourage vegetable gardening and home canning. She is survived by a daughter, Susan and Paul Ard, Jr., Lawrenceville, GA; three grandsons, Paul Ard, III, New York, NY; Brian and Robin Ard, Roanoke, VA; and Andy and Ange Ard, Denver, CO. "GeeGee Louise" also had three great granddaughters, Madelyn Ard, Olivia Ard and Annabeth Ard. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 10, 2:00 P.M., at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Highway 29, Lawrenceville, Georgia. The Rev. Paul Ard, Jr. and the Rev. Chip Blakenship will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Co-operative Ministry Inc. Food Bank, 176 Church Street, P.O. Box 1328, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends following the service. We express deep appreciation for the staff of Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, especially the Terrace Unit, and the At Home Hospice service for their tender care and professional service.