Maurice E. Foster

September 24, 1979 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 40)


Maurice Eugene Foster affectionately known as “Buck” was born on September 24, 1979 in Seattle, Washington. He departed this life on May 29, 2020. 

He was preceded in death by Roseatta Gifthand, Grandmother, George M Foster, Grandfather; Dorothy Louise, Grandmother, Ravarn Hopson, Grandfather; Doris Hopson, Aunt, Rosie Foster, Aunt and Tramaine (Moe) Lampkin, brother. 

Maurice leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Datrice Hopson, his father, Eugene Foster (Kim); brother Rashahid Bin Evan (Lydia); sister, Eudenia Foster. His wife, Aisha Foster and their union four children, all a spitting image of Maurice’ character and vibrant personality: Charde Spears-Foster, Maurice Foster, Jr, Jasmine Foster and Anthony Foster. Maurice was a mentor and surrogate father to Jovan (Haze) Wills and Miller Robinson.  Also cherishing his memories are cousins: Charles Hopson, Sean Hopson, Nicole Boyd; his childhood friends: Celeste Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Tommy Earl and a host of other relatives and many friends. Maurice built lifelong friendships with his beautiful and compassionate character. We give a shout out to those who were raised by the same music and sat on the same stoops with him. 

As a child, Maurice, warmly known as Reese to his immediate family was a firecracker. His bright maroon (red) afro was distinguishable in a crowd. He was always ready to play, share his toys and share his life. He was a social butterfly traveling many neighborhoods and making friends across Seattle. 

While at West Seattle High School, Maurice played defense side by side with Anthony and Tommy. Maurice took his competitive attitude and fortitude to the basketball courts and football fields. He was an avant gamer and sports fan.  You could find him in front of the TV playing Madden or NBA Live, among other games. 

Family was first to Maurice. He had the distinct wherewithal and chose the best wife and mother for his children. They always opened their home to extended family and friends. Maurice was a lover of seafood. You could find him propped up over some king crab legs and butter. 

Each family function or reunion, you would find him laughing and smiling with everyone.  Maurice never turned away family in need. He was always available to lend financial help; often making honorable and intended with integrity handshake agreements.

Maurice was a music lover, who had his ear to the streets with a knack for continuously finding rarely known underground music. 

Maurice was a passionate Videographer, who trained at Seattle Art Institute. Each of his projects were handcrafted with passion, skill and an excitable vigor. He produced commercials, sports commentaries, church fundraising videos. His Katrina Relief video was done in compilation with his wife where they depicted the pain and angus of the people who suffered. Maurice completed many projects utilizing the talent and skills of his family and friends. 

Taken too soon. Stolen from the future of all who loved him. He was loved by most, hated by few and respected by all.


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