Louise Mildred Foutz, 97, entered eternal peace on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at her home in Silver Spring, MD surrounded by family. Louise was born on October 22, 1921 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to Emma Wofford. Louise had an older brother named William, affectionately called "Bill." Louise spent her early life in Asheville, North Carolina and attended school there. By the time she was 18, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she found a job working in the government. On June 3, 1950 she married the love of her life, Pembrick E. Foutz, Sr. Louise left her job in government to focus on family. Three children were born to this union.
Louise became very active in a new local church, Evangel Temple, in Washington, D.C. in the late 1950s. Involvement in the church opened the doors to a new passion, child evangelism. Louise would spend lots of time teaching neighborhood children about the love of Christ through Bible stories, sharing the Good News, and planting the seeds that would prepare young people for a life of service to Christ. Many people were saved through her ministry. She was invested in helping others in her community, including giving them rides to church and feeding those less fortunate. By 1972, the family had moved to Silver Spring, MD. The family became active members of First Baptist Church of Ken Gar in Kensington, MD. Louise was active in various ministries throughout her tenure at the church. She enjoyed singing in a few choirs and was a Missionary. She was also a Deaconess and served for a time as President of the Deaconess Board.
During her later years, Louise remained very family-oriented and always young at heart. She enjoyed visits with family and friends. Playing board games, reciting Scripture and poems, singing, and doing other activities with her great-grandchildren was pretty common. No matter the activity, her faith was always pinnacle, and evident through her love and good deeds for others.
Louise was preceded in death by her mother, Emma, and brother, Bill; husband, Pembrick and son, David. Left to cherish her memories are her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William Carmichael of Rowland , N.C.; a son and daughter-in-love, Pembrick E. Foutz, Jr. and Reni Foutz, of Hyattsville, MD; a granddaughter, Tirza Carmichael Collins (Kirk), of Olney, MD; four grandsons, William V. Carmichael of Las Vegas , NV, Malachi Carmichael (Ernestine) of Silver Spring, MD, Nathan Carmichael (Cassandra Diaz) of Baltimore, MD and Jamaal Hayes of Washington, D.C; ten great-grandchildren: Kennedy Louise Genandt, Kelby, Chas e, and McKenzie Carmichael , McKinley, Kirstyn Louise, Drew, and Matthew Collins, Madison and Aria Carmichael and one great -great grandson , Elliot Genandt; and a host of relatives and friends.
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