Blanche McDaniel Foster
Blanche McDaniel Foster, affectionately known as “Dear”, was born November 14, 1928, in Morriston, FL. She was the fifth of eight children born to the late Clarence and Lillian McDaniel. She was preceded in death by her sisters Willie Bell, Elizabeth Rosa Lee and Bessie and her brother William, her son in law Bennie Moore and granddaughter Kimberly Moore.
The family moved from Williston to Plant City in 1944 where she graduated from Midway Academy and had various jobs before staying home full time to care for her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was an active member of her church, Mt Moriah Baptist Church for over 78 years where she sang in the choir, served in the Mt Moriah Women’s Society and in the Hospitality Ministry.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter L. Yvonne Moore; two grandchildren, Lavonda (Shawn) and Sean (Channa); six great grandchildren, Brandon (Andrea) Andrew (Erica), Derrick, Jazmyn, Alexa, and Justin; four great-great grandchildren, Kimberly, Derrick, Brandon and Bailynn; beloved sister Bernice McDaniel, brother Clarence McDaniel and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Blanche started every day with devotion and Bible study. She loved puzzles and could often be found at her table with 500 or 1,000 piece puzzles; or enjoying a word search or crossword puzzle with her morning coffee. She also loved a good hot breakfast and always made sure her grandkids woke up every day to her special cheese eggs, grits and sausage or oatmeal. She was an avid baker. known for her peanut butter cookies, cheesecakes, sour cream pound cakes and lemon meringue pies. All of these made frequent appearances at Church events and family gatherings.
She was a quiet yet strong person but always enjoyed a good laugh. She exemplified to her family a positive female role model and was selfless in her actions. Her’s was a life of service guided by faith, love for family and a deep concern for the well-being of others.
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