Norfolk ~ Martina Hoskins Foster passed away on March 16, 2021 in Norfolk, VA surrounded by her loving children. Martina was born on May 24, 1954 in Cecil, Maryland to the late Bernard and Concetta Hoskins. She graduated from Old Dominion University with her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and her Masters of Science in Education. Martina was passionate about reading which led her to a career in teaching. She was an educator for 41 years with Norfolk Public Schools, where she taught many students to read and love reading as both a classroom teacher and a media specialist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Foster. She went on to raise their three children to accomplish great things.
Martina is survived by her three children, Courtney Dunn (Jason), Kenneth Foster (Logan), and Cameron Foster. Her four grandchildren, Jason Dunn Jr., Jessica Dunn, Irene Foster, and Zeke Foster; her sister, Sue Ann James of New Mexico; her brother, Dudley Hoskins of Chesapeake. She also will be greatly missed by her mother-in-law, Anita Foster, her sister-in-laws, Gail Biermann and Cheri Donahue (Ken), as well as her many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
The family will receive guests from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. April 16, 2021 at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 and encourage all to attend. A private funeral service will be at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Condolences may be left for the family at vacremationsociety.com