Bobbie Ann DuPree Foshee

Published 1:41 pm Friday, November 19, 2021

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Bobbie Ann DuPree Foshee, 78, of Ft. Myers, Florida, entered her eternal home on Nov. 16, 2021, after a noble battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Julian Gray Foshee, Sr.

Mrs. Foshee is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. DuPree (Dorothy Bass) of Andalusia, Alabama, and her beloved parents-in-law, the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. “Clant” Foshee (Vada Cross Spivey Foshee Grissett) of Andalusia.

Bobbie is survived by her beloved children, Pastor Gray Foshee (Shelly McGill) of Ft. Myers, and Melanie Foshee Geenen (Jeffrey) of Mascot, Tennessee. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Brit Foshee (Kelly Clay), Quinton Foshee (Rebekah Peoples), Jeret Foshee (Dorie Cruce), Micah Foshee (Megan Ludwig), Hannah-Michelle Foshee, Rachel Foshee, Peter Geenen, and Bruce McGill Foshee; and by her eight great-grandchildren, Wren Foshee, Rowan Foshee, Essie Foshee, Nolan Foshee, Braden Foshee, Naomi Foshee, Ella Foshee, and Camden Foshee.

Bobbie would like to honor Judy McGill, co-grandmother of all those grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves their hearts in your tender care.

Bobbie is also survived by her sister, Debra DuPree Williams (Jim) and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Dianne (Maddox) Foshee, and a host of nieces and nephews who deem her the best aunt ever.  She is also survived by beloved sister/cousins Jo Fain, and Joy Hart, and deeply loved special friends, Robert and Donna Young.

Mrs. Foshee was born in Dothan, Alabama and graduated from Andalusia High School where she met her husband.  Bobbie and Julian moved to Ft. Myers in 1963.  Bobbie was a homemaker for many years but joined the work force in 1980 working for Mother Earth Health Food Store. In the late 1980s, Bobbie received her AA degree from Edison Community College. Earning this degree was a special achievement.

Active in the Baptist church all her married life, Bobbie was a member of McGregor Baptist Church when her children were young. When McGregor decided to plant another church, Bobbie and Julian were among the first to volunteer to help. They were founding members of Cypress Lake Baptist Church in Ft. Myers.

A gifted artist, Bobbie painted all her life. Her paintings won awards, including first place, at the Covington County Fair in Andalusia. Bobbie was also a gifted singer and sang with her sister in many churches, nursing homes, and various civic clubs in south Alabama.

In 2019, Bobbie became a published author when her essay, Sufficient Grace, was published in Personal Titanic Moments, compiled and edited by the late Yvonne Lehman, founder of and former director of The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

As an amateur genealogist, Bobbie tirelessly researched her lineage and that of her husband. Among her proudest accomplishments are proving her lineage for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and proving her lineage for the Daughters of the American Colonists. She was a member of the Old Three-Notch DAR chapter and of the Arbuckle Mountains DAC chapter.

Funeral services will be held at City Gate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 4:00 pm ET.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to City Gate Ministries.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.