Tressie Anne Gayle Foster died Jan. 16, 2011, at Ochsner’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.
She was born March 10, 1968. She graduated from Oak Forest Academy in Amite, La. and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. with a B.S. in education. She was married to Lawrence Douglas “Larry” Foster on Aug. 2, 1986.
Tressie’s career started as a teacher at Gramercy Elementary in Gramercy and Frost Elementary, followed by a lengthy career as a homemaker, housewife, mother of three children and office manager for her husband’s orthodontic offices in Denham Springs, La., Walker, La. and Juneau. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denham Springs. She is survived by her husband of more than 24 years, Dr. Lawrence Foster of Denham Springs; two sons, Lawrence Chase Foster and Brennan Joseph Foster, both of Denham Springs; daughter Lauren Elizabeth Foster of Denham Springs; mother and stepfather, Darlene and Ricky Nichols of Denham Springs; father and stepmother, Landry and Charlotte Gayle, of Holden, La.; grandfather Johnnie Whitehead of Denham Springs; brother Landry “Tootie” Gayle, of Albany, La.; stepsisters Christie McMillon, Johnnie Mae Tate and Mandy McDill; father-in-law and mother-in-law, B.J and Pat Foster of Denham Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends in Louisiana and Alaska. Visitation was Wednesday and continues today from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Denham Springs, 308 N. River Road. Burial to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park in Denham Springs.