Zanthia Denise Foulks Middleton was born on June 26, 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Thomas and Margaret R. Foulks. On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, she peacefully “let go and let God” have His way to transition from earth to Glory.
Zan received her early education in Richland County where she graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1979. She was a clarinet player on the marching band throughout her years as a Mighty Shamrock. She furthered her education at Midlands Technical College.
At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and joined First Nazareth Baptist Church. She was a member of the W. H. Neal Choraliers (later named the B. N. Scott Choraliers) for many years. She had the voice of an angel.
Zan had a stylish and classy demeanor, and it is no surprise that she started her professional career at Lourie’s Department Store. She later went on to work for the Columbia Police Department, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and BDI Pharma Inc.
“Zhyne”, as she was affectionately called by her siblings, loved her family and was loved by many as she was known as one of the “Foulks Sisters”. She devoted her life to loving and caring for her girls and her grandchildren. Her family loved her wittiness and way of expression. She wanted life done “Excellently and In Order”.
In addition to her parents, Zan was preceded in death by her baby brother, Horace L. Foulks.
Zanthia leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Godfrey Middleton; two daughters, Nakisha (Kenyatta) Bovain and Tyrika (Kourtney) Samuel; two step-sons, Antonio Henderson and Iquille Downy; five grandchildren, RayShad Lyerly, TyRel Brown, Kanyah Stevenson, Kendyl and Kenyatta (KJ) Bovain; three sisters, April (James) Johnson, Wilma (Harold) Brown, Monica Davoll; two brothers, Thomas (Jamesetta) Foulks and Marcus Foulks; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; bonus sisters, Diane Mims and Beverly Dubard; special friends, Delores Taylor, Yvonne Brown, Dorothy Hall, and Essie General; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. She is already immensely missed by all that loved and knew her.
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