- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 5, 1947
- Place of birth:
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 8, 2013
- Place of passing:
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
|"Family is family ...blood doesn't make a family love does" she said. She loved unconditionally and was " Mom " to so many. Never forget Mom Sandy and all the love she gave....she will be watching over you.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our Momma , Sandra Ferguson, 66, born on June 5, 1947 and passed away on December 8, 2013. Her spunky , loving , hard headed personality has seen not just her own biological children but so many of her " adopted " ones into adulthood. She made her little flock strong and proud to be hers , and like good little ducklings we would have followed her to the ends of the earth if she had asked. She was and will remain a shining light amongst her family and friends as we carry her in our hearts. We will remember her forever.
"Mom today is ur first bday after ur passing and it was a very hard day for so many people.I went bye ur grave today and set and cried for a few then I sware I could hear you saying ok boy this was your first bday of mine with out me but at the same time this is my first one in heaven so go celabrate that !!! Then to make it even funner I get home and her oldest friend Polly had posted the same thing on my fb wall.So with all that said I love u and miss u dearly mom but congratulations."
It's been a little over a month and we are about to move....I feel so lost without you right around the corner where I can come see you and have your shoulder and warm hugs and tough love when I need it. I promised I would take care of Mike and I am , He misses you terribly. I have the routine mammogram coming up and I know if you were here you would go with me...but your here in spirit so thursday hold my hand and help me to be brave and trust Dr.Stavola is right and I will be fine. I just need a Mom so if God will let me borrow just for a few mins your spirit I would be forever grateful. I love you and I miss you so much.
Love Your Good Kid....the one that listens LOL ,
I have so many fond memories of you. When I was young, it was a tradition for a while, that we spend New Year's Eve together. We would watch the ball drop and celebrate with sparkling cider. I can't remember exactly how many we celebrated together, but I know that I looked forward to going to Aunt Sandy's to ring in the New Year. I remember many late nights spent watching movies, talking, and ventures out to the Pancake House, Deny's, or Little Chef. I loved going through your old books. Especially, "Love Your Hair" and the book listing random facts - this is where I learned that the "cords" on corduroy's are actually called wales and that the hair on panda bears are clear lol :) I remember your electronic triangle game (that I would annoy Mike and Jeremy with). I remember Mike and Jeremy trying to "cook" a biscuit in the microwave for 45 minutes and setting off the fire alarm. They thought this was hilarious, you didn't think it was quite as funny. As I grew up, I looked to you for advice, comfort, and guidance. You always welcomed me with an open heart, open mind, and an open home. You were my second mother and I am grateful to have had you in my life. Through you, I developed a strong bond and friendship with Mikel Pickle, who welcomed me into his circle of friends. This circle of friends, with you as the matriarch, is exactly what I needed, during a difficult time in my life. You always knew what to say or do when someone needed to feel loved, special, needed, or appreciated. You always made sure that everyone in the family was taken care of, taking many of us in, or rallying us together when someone was in need. You made a big impression on my life and I don't feel that I would be the person that I am today, had you not been a part of it. For that, I thank you. I hope that I can be strong enough to carry that piece of you on. I need to work on my patience, and strive to see the good in everyone, overlook flaws, and do what I can to help family and friends in need. I don't think that I've totally accepted that I won't be able to hear your voice again, be embraced in your arms, or feel your kiss on my cheek.
You helped alot of people through alot of hard times and I know for that we are all eternally greatful. You helped me to to not hate and not be angry anymore over things. You always know how to make someone smile; yet you were never afraid to put someone in their place when needed. The world was definitely a better place with you here and we will carry that with us as we walk the path of life as adults now. I miss you so very much but you will always live on in my heart."
"My Dear "Hattie",
Oh, the funny stories we shared! Our kids used to look at us funny as we laughed our heads off over the phone. You were an inspiration to me and to every single person who was blessed enough to cross your path. You left this world a better place. I will love you into eternity and miss you until we meet again. Save a place for me. Peace..
Your Forever Friend,
We all love you and carry with us everything you taught us. So many good memories of smiles and hugs and your heart which was so big it encompassed a circus sized number of children biologically and otherwise that called you Mom. I am a stronger woman because of you and I will always carry you in my heart and rely on your spirit when I need strength. Your Pickle loves you and I promised I would be there to take care of him and I will...you said God made us for eachother , you knew from the begining. I won't let you down. I love you and I miss you so much."
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