Mrs. Irene L. Foster

Irene Lipscomb Foster, 80, of100 Granite Drive, Gaffney, SC, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020, in Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

Wife of Deacon John H. Foster, Sr., she was born in Cherokee County, SC and was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Emzonner Turner Lipscomb.

She was member of Island Creek Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess, member of the Senior Choir, treasurer of the Senior Missionary, and member of the Pastor’s Aid. She was a retiree of Nestle Corporation.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John H. (Skip) Foster, Jr., sisters, Allie Mae Van and Jessie Mae Brown.

Left to cherish loving memories are: her husband, Deacon John Foster, Sr.; a daughter, Iris B. Manning (Pastor Don C. Manning, Sr.); sons, Blakely Lee Foster, Sr. of Union, SC, Terry D. Foster, Sr. (Sonya) of Blacksburg, SC, Larry Foster, Sr., (Sherry), of Union, and Jimmy Foster, of the home; a sister, Nancy Lucille Lipscomb, of Gaffney; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Peggy Dawkins, of Washington, D.C, Joe and Carrie Foster, of Gaffney, Doris and Ralph Jefferies, of Cherryville, N..C.; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great-aunt, Willa Lipscomb, of Henrietta, NC; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be Sunday, 2:00 p.m., in Island Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Hunter officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Please adhere to the recommended CDC guidelines for COVID-19 precautions by wearing a mask and social distancing.