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Vera Foster

Vera Foster

Tuesday June 6th, 1939 - Friday July 17th, 2020
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Vera Mae Staten Burress Foster, 81, passed away, July 16, 2020 in Chattanooga. She was a devoted member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served in the Nurses Guild, Choir, and as church mother.

Vera graduated from Lakeview High School in Guntersville, AL. She attended several colleges and universities and received her nursing degree from Dalton College. Vera retired from nursing in 1999, having worked in Huntsville and Guntersville, AL. and Hutcheson Memorial Hospital in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Ruby Staten; brothers Henry and James Staten.

She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Karmen Demetries Avery, Rossville, GA.; Melinda (Stephen) Gilchrist, Chattanooga, TN; Donna (Jeffery) Evans, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; son, James (Donna) Burress, Chattanooga, TN; six grandchildren, Thomas (Avis) Burress, Tomeco Avery, Tyrone Avery, James Burress, Jr., Maria Gilchrist, Lashana Palmer; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie (Pearlene) Staten and Oscar Staten; sister, Mary (Dan) Tibbs; special friends and family, Johnny Foster, Shirley Woods, Bessie Gilbert, Hazel Christopher, Joyce Coven, and David Alexander; a host of other friends and relatives.

A public viewing will be held 9:00AM-1:00PM, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the funeral home. A private service will be held. Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens South, Rossville, GA.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday July 23rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday July 23rd, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    Address
    1101 Doodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
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  • Service

    Thursday July 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday July 23rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    Address
    1101 Doodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE

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Cynthia Mccoy

Posted at 11:06am
My prayers 🙏 are with you this day. God is our strength and our refuge. Trust Him, he will carry us through.
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Joyce Staten

Posted at 12:51am
Our hearts are heavy today the Staten family has lost another link, we are praying for the entire family because God know that Vera was tired and needs some peace and rest ,family just remember that God loved Vera more , pray and keep the faith and don't let go of God hand love Aunt Joyce Staten and family
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