On November 3, 1933, Ada Marie Thomas Foust was born to the late Elmer Thomas Sr. and Callie Matthews Thomas in Thomasville, North Carolina. She departed this earthly life on April 1, 2017 while a patient at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, North Carolina.
Ada received her education from the Thomasville City school system graduating from Church Street School with the class of 1951. Ada loved the Lord and accepted Christ as her personal savior early in life. She was affiliated with several churches including: Union Baptist Church, where she served on the Missionary Board and the Senior Choir, St. John AME Zion Church and New Birth Worship Center until her health declined.
In 1955, Ada married Earl Foust and to this union four daughters were born. They celebrated 61 wonderful years of wedding bliss. She loved her family and friends. Home is where her heart was. Her favorite pastime was shopping. Ada was a VIP shopper at Dillard’s. She was a nature lover, she adored the foliage of the trees in the spring and fall. Ada loved meteorology and was fascinated with technology. Ada enjoyed all kinds of music and dancing. Education was very important to her. Education was something that she instilled in all of her children and grandchildren. Ada cherished sharing her stories about traveling to California and working for General Electric in New Jersey, where she lived for a short while. She retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries.
Heaven gates awaits Ada as she joins her parents, one grandchild, Kori Angelica Leak; eight siblings: Bobby Thomas, Elmer Thomas Jr., Willie Howard Thomas, James Thomas, Lillie Mae Woods, Annie Belle Thomas, Beatrice Redfern and Ruth Thomas.
Leaving to cherish her fond memories includes her husband, Earl J. Foust of the home, four daughters, Pamela (devoted and loving son-in-law, Harvey) Tuttle and Karen Foust both of Thomasville, NC, Cathy Leak of High Point, NC, and Kimberly (Joe) Kennedy of Raleigh, NC; eight grandchildren, Corey Leak of Birmingham, AL, Dr. Bryan (April) Tuttle of Greenville, NC, Toylondra (Antonio) Jones of Lawrenceville, GA, WyKisha Batiste of Charlotte, NC, Brandon Tuttle and Ari Omar Foust both of Thomasville, NC, Felton Batiste, III of Burlington, VT, and Chaz Leak of High Point, NC; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.