Raymond Lamont Foster

RAYMOND LAMONT FOSTER (beloved son of Roger and Deborah Williams)

Raymond was born on March 31, 1967, in Columbus, Ohio, to Steven and Deborah Foster God called him to eternal peace on Thursday, November 1, 2018. at Grant Hospital after a brief illness.

Raymond was a long-time resident of the Southfield/Marion Franklin community and was a friend to many. On May 14, 1986 after graduating from North Adult Education Center, he began military service in the United States Army where he served his country as a Medium Helicopter Mechanic. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned home to Columbus. He was employed in several capacities over the years with his favorite being Postal Mail Carrier. (The weather finally wore him down)

Raymond married Carmita Foster on November 15, 1994. He was the father of three: Sharae Lockhart, Kelley Johnson-Foster, and Raynette Galloway-Foster. He officially became a member of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies in 1999. Raymond received so much joy when he was able to volunteer at the Higher Ground Food Pantry working with Elder Greg Watkins, Deacon Matthew Holston and Deacon Eddie Turner. They laughed and joked heartily and enjoyed a great fellowship.

Raymond is preceded in death by beloved Father, Deacon Roger Buck Williams and biological father Steven Foster. Sisters Dana and Kimberly Williams, and Brother Rodney Williams.

He is survived by his best friend and wife Carmita,  mother Elder Deborah Williams, three children: Sharae, Kelley, and Raynette,  Grandchildren: Raemeir, Sharod, Rickiah, Kelley Janae, Kyla, Raymond, Rayonna, and Raysean, Brothers: Maurice (Tanya) Foster, LeVar Williams, Roger (Amy) Williams, Leroy Williams, and  Timothy (Camille) Williams Sisters: Sandy Alexander, Wrisper Briggs, Valinda Williams, Carol Knee-C Williams, Bonnie  (Herb) White, and Ramona Wooding, and Lifelong Best friend Alonzo Funderburg, also A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Visitation 11:00am and funeral 12:00pm Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Gardens

Condolence Messages

  1. I love you forever my brother as you once told me I will always be your sister and you will always be my brother! Rest On, To my Foster/Williams Family praying for us all.

  2. Praying for comfort and strength for the Foster family. May the God who gives peace be with you all.
    Comfort and a sure hope can found in God’s words.
    Thinking of you all.

  3. My deepest sympathies to the Fisher families of your recent passing of Raymond.Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life those who exercise faith in me even though he dies will come back to life. John 11:25

  4. Irish J. Richardson

    To the Foster family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because he hates death. I would like to discuss more with you about God’s promises. Feel free to contact me at (614) 870-2979. Love Your Neighbor Irish J. Richardson. Please call.

  5. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Raymond. May you all find comfort in the promise found at Rev 21:3,4 during this difficult time.

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