Darlene Y. Foster

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Darlene Y. Foster was born June 25, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio to Harriet and William G Foster. Darlene attended Columbus public school system. Darlene started her career in the Insurance and medical field working over 40 years. On November 17, 1982, she gave birth to her pride and joy Michael J. Foster, her only child who she adored and spoiled rotten. Darlene loved spending time with family, going on trips with her friends and hanging out at the Happy Family. Her friends had become very special friends, sisters, and brothers to her. Darlene was always the best dress person in the room with her flashy style. She was the life of any party and loved to put a smile on everyone’s face. Darlene’s love for family and friends and partying and being very opinionated turned into many years of her always giving her shirt off her back and loving many people unconditionally.

Darlene loved spending time with her grandkids and had a very special bond with each one of her nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all.

Darlene is proceeded in death by Grandmother Ida Mae Bibbs, Grandfather John B. Hester, Mother Harriet Hester, Father William G Foster, Sisters Kimela D Foster and Deborah A Foster and brother Thomas Foster and a very special brother-in-law Andre Ferguson. Special Aunts Betty (Clarence) Diggs and Annette (Bobby) Dunlap and a special cousin/sister Valerie Hester and many other relatives and close friends.

Darlene leaves to cherish her memories, son, Michael J. (Ryan) Foster; grandchildren, Alayah, Michael Jr., Mikayla, Machai, and Marley; great granddaughter, Miari; sisters, Pamela Ferguson and Annette (Kenneth) McKinley; brothers, John (Janet) Foster and Michael (Shurawn) Foster; honorary sons, Earl (Ebony) Waller and Devin (Shaunda) Givens; special niece whom she looked at as her daughter, Sylvia (Leonard) McBride; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and cousins; very special friends, Michelle Moody, Nellie Cummings, Schniece Cummings, Donna Moore, Cha Cha Shepherd, Joe Moorehead Jr, and many more.

Please revisit this page and pray for The FOSTER Family as they write the complete obituary for their mother, sister and aunt.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Chapel of Peace – North, 2500 Cleveland Ave.. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Foster Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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  1. I’m so sorry for ur loss I’ll be praying for the family .

  2. My deepest condolences from my family to hers
    I will miss you my coworker friend

  3. Mike sorry for your loss praying for you and the family your mother Darlene was a lovely woman and she will be truly missed gone but never forgotten

  4. Denise Bradley-Walker

    I met Darlene back in the early 80’s at Anthem BCBS ( Community Mutual) it was always a pleasure seeing her smiling face daily until she left the company. We reconnected many years later at some of our “favorite places” and again always greeted with a warm hug and a smile. It was my pleasure to have known her.

    To the family, may the warm memories of Darlene bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. May She Rest In Heaven ….

  5. Shonda Williamson

    I’m sorry to here this and I send my condolences

  6. Tonya Cummings-Walker

    My deepest condolences from The Walker’s Movement/Tonya Cummings-Walker to the family.
    Peace and Love.

  7. Myrtice Shepherd

    My Condolences to the family and friends in the loss of are dearest friend. Love u Darlene, u will truly be miss.

  8. Vanessa Anderson

    Darlene was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul she will truly be missed, sending my condolences to the family

  9. Darlene will be missed! My condolences to her family and friends!

    Cheryl Fears Hargrove

  10. Michelle Hester Moody

    Darlene was a precious jewel! A friend like her only comes once if your life, if you get one at all! She will be forever in my heart, I shall never forget her.

  11. I Love You, Ms. Darlene…

  12. Rev. Chuckie Gammon

    Darlene was a very close friend of my wife Barbara. This is how we became good friends. Darlene will be deeply miss. My prayers to her Son and family. I believe Darlene and Barbara are in Heaven laughing,rejoicing and praising God. The next time we see each other, will be FOREVER!

  13. To the family,
    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Continued prayers for the family.

    Rest in Heaven Darlene

  14. Veronica L Scott

    Beautiful smile,contagious laugh, face of joy. That is, Darlene! My condolences to all her family,I that you have peace and comfort in memories of her .

  15. Darlene’s large contagious smile is how I will remember her. To the family you are in my prayers. May the Lord be your strength and peace as you process this difficult life event.

  16. Darlene’s beautiful personality and smile will always be remembered. Condolences to the family.

  17. Carolyn Anderson

    Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Darlene. I will keep the family in my prayers. May the Lord bless and keep you all in Jesus’ name.

  18. Kenny & Gerry Morgan

    Darlene and I grew up in the family when their bright souls all around us and over time they all went to heaven before us. An I always felt good because we still had a few bright lights in the family and Darlene was one of the brightest. I’m going to miss you Cus, your love was so amazing. All prayers and condolences go out to family. Kenny Morgan and Gerry Morgan & family.



  20. To the family of Darlene Foster:
    I’m Praying for the entire family and friends of Darlene. We grew up in the same neighborhood and were best friends, went to elementary and junior high together. Oh the fun we had, Darlene and I still were in contact with each other. Most importantly Darlene loved God and her family. May you rest in Heaven my Dear Friend. Love you.
    Gloria Taylor Wallace

  21. Aunt Darlene will be truly missed. Love Dee Dee

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