Malikah Jaylan Roberts-Foster

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 18, 2017

Departed on October 1, 2017 and resided in Springfield, Tennessee

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Malikah Jaylan Roberts-Foster, infant son of David Markize Foster and Kristina Rae Roberts, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Born at 28 weeks Malikah weighted 2lbs 9ozs and was 20 inches long. During his three short months here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Nothing was more exciting than when he came home three weeks ago. His siblings Markize (9), Nathan (9), Mariah (8), Ethan (7) and David, Jr. (2) couldn’t wait to meet their little brother.

Even though his life was a brief gift to anyone who met him, it will live on as his heart and liver where donated to those who were in need.

Malikah gave us a lifetime of love that we will cherish forever.

He is survived by his loving parents, David Foster and Kristina Roberts; siblings, Markize Foster, Nathan Roberts, Mariah, Foster, Ethan Roberts, David Foster, Jr.; grandparents, Penny & Tim Russell, Nancy & Ricky Boyce, Shelia Dowlen and David Odom; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Life Celebration will be held at 1pm on October 5, 2017 at Springfield Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Dowlen officiating, burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11am until the time of service.

The family request that the Family of Malikah wear bright colors to represent the beautiful life he lived.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, Tennessee 37172 615-384-5437.

8 Comments to Malikah Jaylan Roberts-Foster

  1. Jason Overbay and Jackie Streenz says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Penny gilbert says:

    We will miss you and love you forever

  3. Virginia Pratt says:

    So very sorry. I know it is so hard. A good friend taught me, that if God takes you to it ,he will take you through it. I know this to be so. Prayers for the family.

  4. Anthony & Ashlei Martinez says:

    So sorry for your loss, your family will be in our prayers.

  5. Mike says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Constance M Pryor says:

    May God be with your family at this time and all others.

  7. DONNA H. GOAD says:

    Walmart Springfield. I’m still praying.

  8. Joy Holt says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’d like to share some real hope with you. In John 5:8 and Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back here to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back here to earth. He’s going to do that on a much larger scale in the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 it tells us man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God’s original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God’s purpose hasn’t changed. That’s why he provided his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life. In Revelation 21:4 it tells us there’ll be no more pain or death. Is there pain and death in heaven? Of course not so that’s talking about here on earth. Please go to and click on to the publication “what does the Bible really teach”. It will answer questions like “where are the dead” and “why does God allow suffering”.

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