Foster, Leonard

Leonard Garfield Foster

October 22, 1932 - April 7, 2021

Leonard Garfield Foster of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 7, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born October 22, 1932 in Ulster Spring, Trelawney, Jamaica to Selvyn Foster and Minna Ferguson. Leonard was of Christian faith. 

He is survived by his wife, Deletta Foster; children, Michael Foster and wife, Sharmane of McKinney, Texas, Kim Thomsen and husband Arno of Canada and Gregory Foster of New York; grandchildren, Phillip, Tamika, Donald, Damian, Sean, James, Tanya, Michelle and Danielle; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; cousins; nieces; nephews and other loving family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

The funeral service will also be live streamed on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at TJMfuneral.com on Leonard's obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/leonard-garfield-foster. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

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Our sincere and deepest condolences to Michael, Sharmane and the entire family in the lossof your Dad.Michael and Sharmane be comforted in knowing that you did your very best to make him comfortable in his last days. Lennie as he was affectionately called was a part of my life from a very young age. He became like a big brother to me and as our life journeys took us on different paths we never lost touch with each other throughout our lifetime. We only now have memories of Lennie, but these are very special memories of a loving, generous, compassionate and kind person. He loved his family and was a sincere friend, who was more than a brother to me. He was always engaging with a happy disposition, always wanting the best and sharing with those around him.As a smaller boy I was always impressed with his driving skills and fast cars. Lennie was always dependable whenever you solicited him help on projects large or small. You could rest assured he would always come through. I will miss him, but although he may be gone from us his Spirit lives on. We would wish for him to be still here with us but Jesus wants him more. Robert Grant ( Junior ) Robert Grant, May 3, 2021 My condolences to you and family. Service was good and God bless you all. Delcie blugh, April 23, 2021 Michael , Sharmane and Family, We would like to express our sincere condolences at your loss. Please know we are with you in Spirit at this time. Chris & Wendy Bloomfield Chris Bloomfield, April 23, 2021 Uncle Lennie you will be thoroughly missed. Loved our times talking and playing dominoes. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Say hello to Grandma, Mom, Aunt Lillis and Roy. Hope you all have a jolly time together. Love always Marcia Marcia Knight, April 23, 2021 Uncle Lenny, we missed you here in Florida and now we shall surely miss you here on earth. May your soul rest in peace with your saviour.
Pat & Bobby Foster, April 23, 2021
My sweet Uncle Leonard, ‘Pops’ as I used to call you. My heart was saddened to hear that your time here on earth had expired. You always made me feel loved, and for that I am truly grateful. You always called me your favorite niece, and we used to chuckle about it. You were dear and special to me, and you will truly be missed. I am also grateful to Mike and Sharmane for insisting that you move to Texas so you could surround yourself with the love of your family. I was thrilled because I got to see you and spend some time with you. RIP Uncle. I will miss you and your smile that always warmed my heart. Love, Cher
Cheryl Tapscott, April 23, 2021 Dear Uncle Lennie May your soul rest in eternal peace! Comfort, peace and strength to you Michael and family!
Karlene Atterbury, April 23, 2021 Sleep in peace dear Uncle Lennie.
Karlene Atterbury, April 23, 2021 We love you grandpa. One day we will meet again. Your arms wide open welcoming us home. xx
Michelle thomsen, April 23, 2021 We love you grandpa. Until we meet again xx.
Michelle, April 23, 2021 In Memory of a Special Brother By an Unknown Author Today is full of memories of a brother laid to rest and every single one of them is filled with happiness. For you were someone special always such a joy to know and there was so much pain when it was time to let you go That's why this special message is sent to heaven above for the angels to take care of you and give you all my love. Tony Belcher, April 22, 2021 Our Sincere and Deepest Condolences to Micheal, Sharmane and the entire Family for the loss of Papa Foster. Micheal and Sharmane, please take comfort in knowing that you both went above and beyond in caring for Papa in his last years on earth. He was truly happy and grateful for that. “The light of the morning so soon will be here. The heart of a Caregiver is a rare element on earth. They define the true meaning and value of God’s worth. The soul of Caregivers is precious and pure. The selfless compassion and love that they share provides relief, joy and comfort just knowing that they were there”. Rest In Peace Papa Foster, the storm is over now. You can see Heaven. 
The Thompson Family, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 2021 My husband Leonard Foster (Gary, Daddy) was a blessing in my life, his son's life, and many many others. And for me, his memory remains alive and well, and will be treasured for the rest of my life. We had our ups and downs, but I am very grateful to him, and for what we had, and shared. Our hearts were empty being so far apart from each other, since November 2010 due to sickness, and his caring heart for his loved one. But our communications and support for each never cease. I could never forget that meeting him was fate, and becoming his wife, and the mother of his child, my partner, and my friend was the choice we made. Then falling in love with him, and he with me, was beyond our control. 40 yrs together, and 37 yrs of marriage, with absolutely no regrets. His life mattered to me, and will continue to matter; His acts of goodness and courage will never be forgotten. My husband was a all-in-one husband; a Jack of all Trades, there was not a task that was too big for him to challenge successfully! Memories of such awesomeness will never be erased from my heart, and all who experience his handy work. He was a wonderful, loving and caring father to our son Gregory for 19 years. I will grieve forever, and sustain the connection of our love in his memory! My grief will never end, it will only change the cycle of our lives, and to become a passage to move on, it's not a sign of regrets, or weakness, nor a lack of my faith in what we had. My everlasting grief is the price of our love, and memories of all the good times we had and share: My Gary, You are gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart. My soul knows you are at peace; And God's perpetual light is shining upon you. And a joyful reunion with your loving creator! Peace Be with You, Forever my love!!
Deletta Foster, April 19, 2021 All is well with his Soul. He will surely be missed in the family. Peace and Love Noel & Barbara. Noel A Ritch, April 18, 2021 Gather and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dad. May God comfort you and give you peace in knowing that your dad is resting in His arms. Michele Williams, April 17, 2021 Sharmane, the way you speak of daddy so full of life and spirit has toushed me at work on so many instances. He had so much charm and charisma. I am praying for you, your husband and your entire family. Love always. Tracy Tracy Hollenshead , April 16, 2021 My dear Uncle, may God enfold you with His Loving arms. The loss that we grieve pales to the Peace knowing you suffer no more. Rest well and watch over us as angels do. Love Miss P.
Paula Foster, April 15, 2021
Uncle Lenny we will miss you. May the Lord keep you! Camille and Samuel Dogbe, April 15, 2021 Greeting to the family from the McLean/Ofodile Family. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. ...as you mourn the passing of your beloved family member. May he rest in peace. Sharon McLean, April 15, 2021