Remembering Nita Jean Libby

Nita Jean Libby

Memorial services for Nita Jean Libby, age 89, of Ruston, LA were held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Christ Church Ruston in Ruston, LA with Amos McFalls officiating.

Nita was born August 11, 1933 in Provencial, LA to Milton Foster of Natchitoches, LA and Grace Holt Foster of Robeline, LA. “Mama Jean” to everyone who knew her. Mama Jean was a tailor, seamstress, and storyteller her entire life. She was active and vibrant until 7 months before her death. Mamma Jean loved to sing and travel. She was always up for a last-minute road trip. She thrived on life experiences and lived hers to the fullest. She loved Jesus, her family, frogs, and flowers. Mama Jean was also an active member of the Christ Church Ruston. Nita was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Grace Foster; three brothers: Charles Foster, Alfred Foster, and Nathan Foster; one sister: Ramona Lyman; one grandchild: James Allen Singleton; and one great grandchild: Ella Kate Faber.

Mama Jean is survived by two daughters: Carrie Renea Thompson, and Lorrie Ann and husband Tom Faber; one step-daughter: Martha Jean and husband Billy Henry; and six grandchildren: Will Singleton and family, Jim Thompson, Jaime Thompson, Wayne Milam and wife Lindsey, Tommy Faber and wife Jessica, and Isaac Faber and wife Katelyn; twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild: four brothers; two siters; and numerous nieces, nephews, and “claimed” children and grandchildren.

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