A wake service will be held at 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Welcome Baptist Church, Middle River Road, Americus, Georgia where the Reverend Freddie Mann is pastor. Rev. Glenn Bryant, pastor of County Line Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia will officiate. Burial will follow in the Old Corinth Cemetery, Brown Small Road, Americus, Georgia.
Jessie was born July 8, 1961 to Carolyn Foster in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. He was a graduate of Union High School, Leslie, Georgia and South Georgia Technical School where he earned a degree in Technology Machinist. For twenty years he was employed with Americus Housing Authority and retired in 2009.
At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal Savoir and joined the band of Christian believers at the Welcome Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia whereas he served on the Deacon Board of Missionary.
Jessie was united in holy matrimony to Dandra Thomas Foster on July 7, 1988.
He leaves to cherish his memories a beloved wife of 28 years, Dandra Thomas Foster, Americus, Georgia; one daughter, Bernedette Battle, Americus, Georgia; mother, Carolyn Foster, Americus, Georgia; five grandchildren, Eona Battle, Zyria Battle, Azyri Battle, Maleik Battle and Ciara Sumlin, all of Americus, Georgia; siblings, Annie R. Jackson (George), Lithonia, Georgia and Charlie L. Foster (Irene), Americus, Georgia; father-in-law, Willie Lee Thomas, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Eugene Thomas (Susie), Willie Lee Thomas, Jr., (Doretha), all of Americus, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Connie Maddox, Beverly Pickett (Chester), all of Americus, Georgia, and Brenda Monts; great aunt, Lucille Daniel, Atlanta, Georgia; devoted nephews, Charlie Foster, Lionell Foster and Timothy Foster, all of Americus, Georgia; two devoted friends, Sam Mable and Deacon Alfred Harris, Jr. both of Americus, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends.