In Memoriam: Joann Foster

Joann Fulp Foster, CRNA

1931-2014
Submitted by Sandra Ouellette, CRNA, MEd, FAAN
Joann Fulp Foster was born in Guilford County, N.C., May 6, 1931 to the late Olen R. and Lucy Corum Fulp. She graduated from Stokesdale School and City Hospital school of nursing in Winston Salem, N.C. She then graduated from the school of anesthesiology at N.C. Baptist Hospital. She worked as a nurse anesthetist at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem as well as several other hospitals, the last being in Elkin, N.C.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Olen and Lucy Fulp; her husband, William  Andrew (Andy) Foster; her son, Andrew Rusel Foster; brother Bernard Fulp and sister Dawn Dalton. She is survived by nephews B.R. and Josh Fulp, nieces Bernardine Prevette, Bobbi Dalton and Sandra Charles and special cousin Bruce Neal.
 
Joann had many special friends. She and Connie Freeman shared laughter and
tears for many years. ReElla Ball was a good friend and good cook. Max and
Allie Luffman were there for Joann in so many ways. Kelly and Brenda Wood were
close friends and such good caregivers to Joann and K.C. Joann's good neighbors
were Wiley and June McNeil. Joann cherished her friends and coworkers.
 
Joann loved to travel, read, listen to music, collect antiques and eat chocolate. But most of all she loved Andy, Rusel and K.C. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was active in church until her health deteriorated.
 
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. John Attaway officiating. Burial will follow on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Stokesdale Christian Church.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Andy, Joann Fulp and Rusel Foster Family Scholarship Fund c/o Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center office of Developement, P.O. Box 571021, Winston Salem, NC 27157-1021
 
This memoriam appeared on the Elkin Funeral Service site.