Celebrating the life of Eva Black Foster
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Eva was a faithful Christian, and she always leaned heavily on her faith and prayer, especially in times of difficulty. Her church family was very important to her. She enjoyed cooking big meals and continued to do so, long after her children left home. Though somewhat modest, Eva was an accomplished cook. She would often say: “I may not be the best cook, but I can hold down the kitchen until a better one comes along.” Family and friends often called on her to prepare her sweet potato pies, bread pudding, wild game, or anything needing to be cooked. Culled peaches became preserves. Those who did not like pumpkin ate it because she cooked it so well people thought they were eating sweet potatoes. In her later years, fishing and listening to gospel music were two of her favorite things to do.
She and her husband, Lonzie Day, moved to Carver Heights community in the mid 1940’s. They were the first residents to settle there. They bought an old building that had served as the kitchen at a defunct German prisoner camp and moved it to the property. Here, the family became well known for raising farm animals and crops. A young woman stopped by looking for collard greens a few days before she passed. The latest rain always stirred up thoughts of planting a garden.
Eva was preceded in death by her husbands, Lonzie Day and Albert Foster, children, Geneva, James, Jeremiah, Zebbie and Thomas Day. She is survived by sons, Willie Day (Gayle), Eric and Dennis Foster, numerous grand, great-grand, and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a daughter, Emma Jones (Albert), and numerous relatives with whom she maintained close contact.
830 School Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
38151 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33525