George Foreman Sister, Brother And Family Life

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Legendary former professional boxer George Foreman grew up in Houston, Texas, with six siblings, three brothers and three sisters. Two of George Foreman Sister are no longer alive. 

With their dad nowhere around them, George’s mother, Nancy, looked after them as a single parent. As Nancy had to be at work most of the time, George became a robber at a young age after dropping out of school at fifteen.

Fortunately, his mom signed him up for the Job Corps to learn bricklaying and carpentry. Foreman always felt grateful to her mom for her guidance and support throughout his life.

American Former Professional Boxer George Foreman
American Former Professional Boxer George Foreman (Source: Biography. com)

George Edward Foreman, better known as George Foreman, is an American former professional boxer, entrepreneur, and author.

Nicknamed Big George for his massive frame, he was an active boxer for around three decades, starting in 1967.

After working for a while as a bricklayer and carpenter, George moved to California, where he trained in boxing. He took up amateur boxing in the mid-1960s and won his first and only gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Besides, Foreman won 76 out of 81 boxing matches in his career and was a two-time world heavyweight champion. 

Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, George Foreman was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.

George’s Family: Mother, Nancy, And Father

George Foreman was born to his parents, Leroy Moorehead and Nancy Foreman, on January 10, 1949, in Marshall, Texas. Later on, his mother, Nancy, married a man named J.D. Foreman. So, George got his surname from his stepdad.

Besides George, his parents had six other kids, including three sons and three daughters.

George Foreman's Mother Nancy
George Foreman’s Mother, Nancy (Source: Facebook)

When he was still a kid, his parents moved to Houston, Texas, for job opportunities. A few years later, fed up with his abusive behavior, Nancy left J.D. and began living separately, raising her kids independently.

Originally from Harrison, Texas, Nancy was born to William and Addie Nelson in June 1920. Although initially attending school, she had to leave it in the middle because of her family’s poor financial condition.

Nevertheless, Nancy somehow managed to get work, provide food for her children, and send her children to school. George said his mom was still a bright lady with good spelling and math skills.

She died on December 14, 1998, in Houston, Texas, at age 78.

More On George Foreman Sisters And Brothers

George Foreman was the fifth youngest child of Nancy Foreman. Before him, she was already a mother of three daughters, namely Willy Mae, Gloria, and Mary Alice, and a son named Robert.

Among his three sisters, Willie Mae and Gloria have already passed away.

Born on May 21, 1944, in Marshall, Texas, Gloria Ann was previously married to Ruben Steptoe, with whom she had four children.

George Foreman's Late Sister Gloria Foreman Patrick
George Foreman Sister, Late Gloria Foreman Patrick (Source: Dignity Memorial)

She later tied the knot with another Texas resident, Richard Patrick, with whom she remained together for over four decades until her death on November 9, 2020. 

George’s other sister, Mary Alice Foreman Dumas, was born four years earlier than him, and he is closest to her. Among his three sisters, only she is alive now.

Similarly, George had three brothers, among whom Robert and Kenneth Wayne died long ago. His younger brother, Roy, worked as his manager for many years.

A popular name in the boxing community, Roy Foreman has been active in the industry for over two decades. He is a senior vice president at Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is George Foreman Sister?

George Foreman has three sisters named Willy Mae, Gloria, and Mary Alice. Among them, Willie Mae and Gloria have already passed away.

Yaman Bhattarai
Yaman Bhattarai

Yaman Bhattarai

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