A woman of grace and dignity, Nydia Petia Dockery Foster, entered the Kingdom of Our Lord and Savior Sunday, March 26, 2023, while a patient at Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina. Nydia was born September 12, 1974, in Stanly County, North Carolina; and was the daughter of Lydia Petia Burns-Hinson and the late Gerald L. Dockery. Her smile will always be remembered. Nydia brightened our days and was never too busy to care and share her time, talents, and treasures. Kindness was her trademark. She has left a legacy of love that will forever live in the hearts of her family and friends.
Never idle, after graduating from high school, Nydia completed her Phlebotomy certification from Stanly Community College, Albemarle, North Carolina. Prior to declining health, she was a service representative with Kinetic by Windstream, Albemarle.
A believer, Nydia worshipped at House of Shiloh Fellowship Church, Albemarle. In her leisure, she enjoyed listening to music and playing card games. Nydia was a diva who loved fashion, getting her hair and nails done. She was friendly and enjoyed meeting people. Most of all, she dearly loved her family and relished spending time with them.
Nydia was married to James Foster Jr., and they recently celebrated four years of marital bliss.
She is survived by her husband, James Foster Jr.; sons: Quentin Thomas, Cordarius Richardson, and Samuel Butler; grandchildren: Zariyah Richardson and Quentin Jakobe Thomas; mother, Lydia (William) Hinson Sr.; sisters, Adrius Green, Trina Peoples, Anita Leake, and Erica Burns; brother, Qwontavius Dockery; stepbrother, William Hinson Jr.; stepchildren: Chyna D. Williams and Keonta T. Lynch; step grandchildren: Arijah Baldwin, Tavon Blackmon, Ariel Polk, and Aton Polk; aunts, Mae (Jay) Jackson and Barbara Burns; a host of other relatives and many friends.
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