Roger Everett Ferguson was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1954 to Lawrence Ferguson and Mary Holmes Ferguson. Roger passed away unexpectedly on July 2, 2020 at his home in Jackson, MS.
Roger was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he developed lifelong friendships and a devotion to Jehovah. He was dedicated and baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at a young age and became a dedicated member of the Queens Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses after moving to Jackson, MS, where he served as a ministerial servant.
Roger was the proud father of three children: Justin, Calandra and Caleb; though separated by distance they were always in his heart.
He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 27 years, Penni. Roger loved his family, people, travel (by car) jazz and hats. Roger and Penni shared many adventures in the car, traveling to see family listening to jazz.
Roger was a character who had great character. Roger will be remembered as a kind, gentle, selfless soul with a great sense of humor. He was warm and compassionate, always putting others before himself. To him, “laughter was always the best medicine.” And a “smile went a long way.” Roger knew no strangers; friends became family and family were friends. He will truly be missed.
Roger spent his life taking care of others. He had a long, successful retail career that took him from New York, to Virginia, to Baton Rouge to Jos A Banks in Jackson, MS. He has been described as a gentleman, professional and a delight. People knew he cared.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Penni; his son Justin and his wife Valerie, his daughter Calandra and his son Caleb. His cousins, Stanley and Debra Wilson, Francine Ferguson and his nephews Russ, Ryan and Tim; his nieces Rebecca, Ava and Audrey and family and friends too numerous to list. He will live in our hearts.
Roger was proceeded in death by his mother Mary Fields, his father Lawrence Ferguson, his sister Bessie Perez, his brother Arthur Ferguson and nephew Rod Ferguson.
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