Alberta R. Foster Wikipedia, Profession and Husband

Alberta R. Foster Wikipedia, Profession and Husband

Alberta R. Foster was a notable teacher and school principal, but she is perhaps most famous for being the mother of Lionel Richie. Her diligence to education and her influential role in shaping young minds made her a respected figure in the academic community.


Regardless of, her son's immense success as a musician, Alberta's own achievements in the education field should not be overlooked. Lionel Richie wrote and produced the US Billboard Hot 100 number one single "Lady" for Kenny Rogers, in 1980.

Alberta R. Foster Husband

Alberta R. Foster was married to Lionel Brockman Richie, a U.S. Army systems analyst who lived from 1915 to 1990. She used to reside in campus of Tuskegee Institute with her husband.

Her grandmother-in-law, Adelaide Mary Brown was a pianist who played classical music. On March 4, 2011, Alberta R. Foster's husband, Lionel appeared on NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, which found out that his maternal great-grandfather was the national leader of an early Black American fraternal organization.

Alberta R. Foster Mother

Alberta R. Foster's mother, Adelaide Mary Brown who was a pianist who played classical music. She was known for her skill in playing classical music.

Alberta R. Foster Grandchildren

Her grandchildren are Sofia Richie, Nicole Richie and Miles Brockman Richie.

Alberta R. Foster's Son - Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie was born on June 20, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. He received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress, in 2022.

In Joliet, Illinois, he attended and eventually graduated from Joliet Township High School's East Campus.The top tennis player in Joliet, he attended Tuskegee Institute on a full scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

Even though he was baptized into the Episcopal Church, where Richie contemplated studying religion, he ultimately concluded he was not "priest material" and pursued music instead, despite his inability to read or write music.

He is an active life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honor society for band members.

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