Joyce Lucille Foust

June 8, 1926 - February 7, 2022

Joyce Lucille Foust, 95, a resident of Lee County, FL for over 53 years, formerly of Naples, FL, and Upstate NY, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022, in Fort Myers, FL. She was born June 8, 1926, in Perry City, NY to Jerry and Mable Black, now deceased.

Joyce, known to everyone as Lu, was a member of St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church in Fort Myers since 1972. She raised three sons and put all three through college. Worked as an Administrative Assistant and Bank Secretary at National Bank of Cape Coral, Florida National Bank and Southeast Bank. Lu married Everett Foust in 1986. They had wonderful, happy years of travelling throughout Europe and the U.S. Lu moved to Cypress Cove, in 2005 where she lived the rest of her life She was very involved with the community at The Cove. Her hobbies included Bridge and she was competitive in Bocce Leagues, but needlepoint was her lifelong passion.

Lu made sure to visit and stay in touch with family on a regular basis. She called every Sunday, visited for holidays, driving from Fort Myers to the Orlando area, at the age of 89, to celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoyed babysitting her grandkids during Spring break and never missed a graduation ceremony. Lu served at St. Hilary’s Episcopal Church for many years as a member of the Altar Guild, an elected member of the Vestry and Vestry Secretary.

Lu is survived by her loving son, Doug Mathews (Satee) of Casselberry, FL; daughter in law, Nancy Mathews of Punta Gorda, FL; grandchildren: Elizabeth and Jack (Scott {deceased} and Nancy), Sarah, David (Doug and Satee); as well as four great grandchildren, Mary Mathews, Henry, Margot (Elizabeth and Ben Head), and Mason (Jack and Cara Mathews).

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth; former husband, Melvin R. Mathews in 1971; husband, Everett Foust in 2005; as well as sons, Scott, and Tom Mathews.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022, at St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church, 5011 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901 with Father Charles Cannon officiating.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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