Mary Louise Ferguson

Mary Louise (Barker) Ferguson was born on May 3, 1930, in Glen Rodgers, WV to Edith Thorpe and Moses Wyatt. She was loved and raised by Arthur and Willa Barker in Harper Heights, WV. She met and married Howard Ferguson to whom children Deborah, Melanie, and Kay were born. Mary moved with her husband and family to Columbus, Ohio where she worked and retired from AT&T/Lucent.

Mary had many talents which included but was not limited to her love of the piano and music. She loved playing the piano for her church and at home. She also taught piano lessons to many young people sharing her love of music.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Geraldine Spikes, Roy Richmond Sr., James J.C. Richmond, Evangelist Joyce Mitchell, Mason Murray, Sally Ann Watson and Edith Eaves; very special aunt, Olivia Penn; and special cousin, Pastor Willis Williams.

Mary is survived by her loving family, daughters, Deborah Miller, Melanie Ferguson, and Kay Bundy; grandchildren, Angela, Alyssa, Chad, Edward, Moriah, Marrae, and Dawn; great grandchildren, Niyah, Nadia, Anthony, Amira, Dominic, Willow, Cayson, Malaya, and Alora; sister, Gertrude (Richard) Taylor; brother, Moses Murray; sister-in-law, Jennie Ferguson, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Thursday May 2, 2024, at Christ Memorial Missionary
Baptist Church 3330 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus OH 43227. Viewing at 10:00am and service at
11:00am. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, May 2, 2024 at Christ Memorial Baptist Church, 3330 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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  1. Charleta B. Tavares

    To the Ferguson Family:

    God has taken your loved one to heaven to join Him and your loved ones and ancestors. Our hearts are broken and we are all feeling sad but joy cometh in the morning. My prayers and heart go out to each of you as go through your grief. The tears will subside and a smile will replace them as you remember the good times, laughter and funny stories and times with her.

    Mrs. Ferguson’s time with each of was special. I will always remember her candor, frank and authentic phrases, quips and stories. I will also remember her sharing her talents in playing the piano with my brother Jeff at her home and our church. She was like another mother to me and a very special friend to my mother, Charlotte. My mom enjoyed their trips to West Virginia and the cruise they shared together. I am comforted in knowing that they are back together again in heaven.

    May God wrap His arms of comfort, love and healing around each of you during your time of grief. Please contact me and my family if we can be of any assistance.

    In love and sympathy,

  2. Earlene Brewer

    Condolences To The Family. I Will Truely Miss Seeing Ms. Ferguson’s Smiling Face At Mr. Larry’s.

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