Foley, Alma

Alma Grace Foley

February 15, 1940 - April 30, 2022

Alma Grace Foley of Frisco, Texas went to her heavenly home on April 30, 2022 at the age of 82. She was born on February 15, 1940 to John Henry Redmond, Sr. and Emma Jean (Hutchinson) Redmond in East St. Louis, Illinois.  Alma graduated with the class of 1958 from Lincoln High School in East St. Louis, Illinois where she met her husband of 59 years, Eugene C. Foley. She acquired additional training in business school and continued her education at Oakland Community College in Michigan.  She married Eugene C. Foley on August 19, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri and lived for over 30 years in Detroit, Michigan. Alma and Eugene raised two children, Ronald Eugene Foley (deceased) and Debra Miller (Foley). 

Alma owned and operated an office supply store with her husband in Detroit, Michigan.  She was an active member of the Detroit Black Business association and regularly volunteered with March of Dimes and Detroit Theatrical Hospitality Committee. Alma moved to Frisco, Texas in 2001 where she volunteered as an English as a Second Language tutor in the Plano Public Library system and served in the children’s ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

Alma’s Christian faith was an essential part of her life. She began her spiritual journey as a child in a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Illinois. She later attended and served at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Michigan, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas and was a member of One Community Church Plano in Texas until she passed. Alma had a creative spirit and enjoyed sewing, reading, community service volunteering, and writing poetry and short stories.  She was known for her beautiful singing voice, elegant style, and her love for wearing pearl earrings.  

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Curtis Foley of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Debra Foley Miller and husband, Steve of Frisco, Texas; brother, Eugene B. Redmond of Fairview Heights, Illinois; sister, Catherine Redmond Younge of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Vanessa Redmond of Los Angeles, California; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Alma was preceded in death by her parents John Henry Redmond, Sr. and Emma Redmond (Hutchinson); and siblings, Burnett D. Redmond, Ethel Mae Redmond, John Henry Redmond, Jr., Rosa Lee Clark, and Lenora Anita Spencer. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The service will also be livestreamed at on Alma's obituary page by clicking on the following link:  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

The family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you: Eugene, Debra and Steve. Alma and I met when we were little girls in a little SDA church in E. St. Louis, Il. We have been friends since that time. May God be especially close to you at this time. . . And God shall wipe away all tears from your eyes Rev. 21:4
Catherine Hooks, May 14, 2022 Mrs. Foley was always very kind and encouraging. She always shared her faith, hope, and love in each encounter. We are praying for the family and will always remember her caring spirit. Kimberley Reid, May 11, 2022 Sincere sympathy I send to you Eugene, Debra, Steve, and family. I am grateful for the wonderful times we shared. Alma was a beautiful lady full of grace. All of you will be in my prayers as you mourn and celebrate the life of Alma. Arlene Bakner, May 8, 2022 We are very sorry for your loss and share your sadness as we remember the wonderful dinners, get together and laughing times we had with Alma. As we celebrate her remarkable life we send the family our most deepest sympathy.
Sandra & Tim Herron, May 6, 2022 Mr. Foley, With sincere sympathy, I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
Cheryl McBride , May 5, 2022 Auntie had a beautiful heart. I'll remember that mostly.
Ira Fields, May 5, 2022 Judy and I send condolences and prayers. The world will miss the loving spirit that Aunt Alma was so happy to share with everyone. We love you! Donahue Redmond, May 5, 2022 Please accept my sympathy at this time. I’m so sorry for your loss Mr. Foley. Ronald & Roselin Brown , May 5, 2022 Hi Eugene, I am so sorry to read this sad news about the passing of your wife Alma. I know that you were by her side and shared many wonderful moments with her for the 59 years you were together. I will be attending the service by live streaming and will let Jimmy McKee know as well. You will be in our thoughts and Karen will say a prayer for the whole Foley extended family. (I am not religious, but Karen more than makes up for me.) Stay well and stay safe and we will talk soon. Ed
Ed Ogul, May 4, 2022 Arlene Bakner sends sympathy to Eugene, Debra, Steve and family. Alma was a beautiful lady. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and love I send. Arlene Bakner, May 4, 2022