Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home for Eddie Faye Foreman. The celebration of her life will be at Macedonia Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, with Clearview Cemetery as her final resting place. Dr. Wayne Lawson will officiate and her Pastor, the Rev. John Roberts, will present the home-going message.
Minister Eddie Foreman was born July 12, 1935, in Boswell, Okla., to the Rev. Simon and Arena Petties. She accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and united with St. James Baptist Church when 12 years of age. She graduated from Dungee High School with the class of 1954. In 1959, she made her home in Ardmore and joined the saints at Macedonia Baptist Church, where she reared her children in the admonition of the Lord. During her continued discipleship at Macedonia, she served as mission president, assistant Sunday school superintendent, Bible instructor, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, church clerk, member of the choir and an associate minister.
Eddie was a gifted seamstress. Following her graduation, she attended Long Beach College in California and studied tailoring, the art of sewing, in order to perfect her God-given art. For many years she ministered to the needs of others from all walks of life, as she executed her talent and gift. She was employed with Marietta Sportswear before retiring 18 years later from the Uniroyal Tire Plant.
Minister Foreman left this earthly tabernacle to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during a brief stay with her daughter in Tulsa.
82 years of age, she is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clezell Foreman; two brothers, the Rev. Simon Petties Jr., and Cleo Petties; and a grandson, Scotty Hennessy Petties.
She leaves to forever cherish precious memories, six children and their spouses, Sherrie Petties; Sheila Washington and her husband, Ken; Scotty Petties; Shan Fitzgerald and Ken; Sonya Clark and her husband, Mark; and the Rev. Stanley Petties and his wife, Rachel; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mae Etta Petties; a special daughter, Shirley and her husband, John Reagor; a host of nieces and nephews; and the Macedonia Church Family.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in the Kirk Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to kirkfuneralhome@cableone.net.