Mrs. Nell Foster, a Grayson fixture, passes away

fosterday1Mrs. Runell Brooks Foster, longtime Grayson resident, passed away today. She was 110.

Mrs. Nell will be at Tom Wages Funeral Home in Snellville. Her visitation will be from 2-4PM and 6-8PM on Saturday afternoon. The funeral will be held at her long time church home, First Baptist Church of Grayson, on Sunday at 3PM.

Grayson’s Mayor, Allison Wilkerson said that Mrs. Foster will be missed by the community.

“Mrs. Foster was an incredible woman whom I had the honor to love and be loved by,” said GraysonMayor Allison Wilkerson. “Her devotion to her family, her church and her community were qualities that made her admired by many. I am proud to say my life was one of those touched by her sweet and generous spirit.”

The kind woman who lived in the stone house at Rosebud Road and Highway 78 (an intersection now named in her honor) saw a lot of things change over her eleven decades. The store Mrs. Nell and her husband ran no longer stands across from her house, and the small dirt road she once knew is now a five lane highway with more cars than you can count. But through all of the many changes, Mrs. Nell was a constant.

Now, that constant is gone.

And Grayson will be markedly different in her absence.


You can read Mrs. Foster’s obituary, as well as leave the family a note, on the Tom Wages website.


Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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