Sue Ann Foster passed in the arms of her family on April 16, 2021 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Sue was born on April 7, 1958 to Helen and JP Kendrick. She lived in Maryland, where she split her time between her home in Pasadena (most recently Stevensville) and her “second home” in Ocean City. Sue started her career with Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 1996 as a health room assistant, but in 2004 she followed her heart and became a teaching assistant in the ECI classroom at Fort Smallwood Elementary School. She retired in 2020, hoping she could enjoy more time with her grandsons, travel with her best buddies, relax a little, shop a lot, and begin a new life with Michael on the eastern shore.
We will remember Sue as a loving, fun, charming, generous, and kind person. She had the biggest heart, taking care of people when they needed her; she saw the best in everyone—even those whom others turned their backs on; she embraced life and the people in hers; she made everyone feel loved and welcomed—in her heart and home. Sue had a way of connecting instantly to people she met, and she made friends easily and wherever she went. Despite the complicated health issues she faced over the past two years, she remained optimistic and hopeful that things would turn around for her. Until her last breath, she worried more about the people she was leaving behind than she did about her own pain. Sue was a fighter—courageous and graceful.
Sue is survived by her mother, Helen Kendrick; her children, Sherri Foster and Jerry Foster; her daughter-in-law, Christina Foster; her grandchildren, Joshua, Hayden, and Chase; her sisters and brothers; and many friends and loved ones who were family to her. We rest a bit easier knowing she was greeted in heaven by her father, as well as her beloved Granny Bastien, who referred to Sue as “my Angel”.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St Jude Children’s Hospital or the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) would be appreciated.
If you would like to join her children in celebrating her beautiful life, all are welcome for lunch and her service at Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena on Saturday, May 1, from 11-2.