Nakeetra C Ferguson

NAKEETRA CIARA FERGUSON was born into the union of Douglas Glenn Ferguson and Veronica Denise Ferguson on Saturday, April 1, 1989. Following a ten-month courageous battle with a very rare and aggressive cancer referred to as Ewing Sarcoma/PNET, Nakeetra entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the young age of 30, surrounded by her loved ones, at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was an admired, loved, and respected daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and a dear friend of many.

Nakeetra came to know the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ at very young age. She was a modern-day believer in Jesus Christ that allowed God to help her minister to people of all walks of life. Nakeetra encouraged, uplifted, and shared the gospel with everyone she became acquainted with.

Nakeetra was a sports enthusiast. Her favorite sports team was the Michigan Wolverines. She played soccer, participated in AAU and high school basketball. Nakeetra was a 2007 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. She also received a Certificate of Completion from the Per Scholas IT Training and Career Development Center.

As a child, Nakeetra attended Victory Deliverance and New Generation Church. As an adult, she often attended First Church of God, New Salem Baptist Church, and New Birth Christian Ministries. More recently, Nakeetra became Director of Social Media for New Generation Church. She also took part in the Produce Give Away Program and the Faith on Eighth, feeding the homeless project.

Nakeetra interned with the Western & Southern tournaments (The Cincinnati Master Open), the Cincinnati Reds, City of Columbus, and the City of Dublin. Nakeetra was an IT Specialist for the Wendy’s Corporation.

Nakeetra was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Ralph Herman and Pearl Olivia Walker, Sr.; her uncle, Ralph Herman Walker Jr.; and her paternal grandparents, Luther and Eva Jerline Ferguson. She leaves to cherish her memories her parents, Douglas G. Ferguson and Veronica D. Ferguson; brothers, Jermaine L. Henderson and Marcus K. Ray; a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, family, friends, and two pet Schnauzers, Tunechi and Tucker.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Funeral Service 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refuge Rd.

Interment at Union Cemetery Association.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts are with the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Sorry to her about your daughter,will keep you in my prayers

  3. Ronni & Doug I can’t Express my feelings enough. I am so very sorry that your Baby isn’t with you in the flesh but she is Always with you in your Heart & Soul. I won’t pretend to understand your pain, but know that I along with so many others are praying for your Comfort. She’s watching over You. Much Love. Di

    • I want to offer my prayers of strength and condolences to my Ohio Family. Rest in Peace to one of the sweetest people I have ever come across.

    • I still can’t believe she is gone… I remember how kind and sweet she was and she will truly be missed… RIP until God take you home…

  4. K a ren winfrey

    Karen winfrey to the family my heart is with you all. You loved your daughter but god loved her best amen

    • I am so so sorry to hear off your loss. I know that your heart must be aching . Praying for you and family . Faith Limle

  5. Know that her thoughts we’re always of God and family. You were her superheroes, may God’s love surround you all and keep you in this difficult time.

  6. The Kerr Family

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your loving daughter, Nakeetra. She will be dearly missed and beautiful memories of her will live on. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. May our Lord embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

  7. My heart is hurting and my condolences are with you as I lift up your family Nakeetra was like a daughter to me I will miss eating and joking with her. She was a loving women. Our talks were always a joy. Ronie and Doug i love you both my prayers have been continuous for your family she’s resting now.

    Terryl

  8. My heart aches for your family my thoughts and prayers are with you and I pray your memories help you to find comfort in the coming years. I cannot fathom your loss and just hold strong to your faith and this very difficult time.

    Paula

  9. Brenda Evans-Greer

    Ronni, Doug and Angie and family. My sincere condolences to each of you and your family during this time of bereavement and the days to come in the loss of your beautiful daughter and niece. May you find comfort in great memories, knowing that through it all, God is and always will be with you. God bless.

  10. CARMEN MADISON-DRAPER & FAMILY

    TO THE FERGUSON FAMILY:
    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME OF LOSS. KNOW THAT SHE IS WELL KEPT WITH “GOD” & “MA-MA FERGUSON”-HER ANGEL. SHE HAS HER WINGS NOW. SOAR “KEETRA” SOAR!!
    KEEPING ALL LOVING MEMORIES OF NAKEETRA IN OUR HEARTS & MIND. REMEMBERING ONLY THE GOOD TIMES.
    GOD WILL NOT PUT ANYTHING ON YOU THAT YOU CANNOT BARE.
    STAY PRAYER-FULL KNOWING SHE’S WITH THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE PRESENCE IN OUR LIVES, OUR MOST HIGH. GOD!!

  11. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I will be praying for you and your family.

  12. Sis Ronnie, I’m sorry for your loss. May God ease this painful period for you. Stay strong and hold onto to God’s unchanging hand.
    Love you all.

  13. Jacqueline Campbell

    To my Ferguson Family…..I am praying for your strength and comfort during this difficult time. Sometimes we don’t always have the answers or know the reason why but praying you find comfort knowing that Nakeetra was an angel here on earth that touched many lives.

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