Michael L. Ferguson
March 30, 2013
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Brother Michael Lee Ferguson became absent from the body and present with the Lord and he was called to his heavenly home after several years of battling cancer. He did not fret, for he was tired, and knew his Lord had removed the pain, and he would be forever worshipping in his presence.
Michael was born on July 6, 1956 at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC, to the late William H. Ferguson, Sr. and June Harris Ferguson. Michael was the next to the youngest son of five children. His brother Bernard Ferguson predeceased him on March 27, 2009.
Michael was a graduate of Crossland High School, Temple Hills, Maryland. After graduating from High School he enlisted and began a career in the United States Navy from August 1974 to December 1986. After leaving the Navy he decided that he wanted to become a tractor trailer driver. He worked for several companies over the years. He later accepted an overseas position for KBR Iraq and was there for three years.
Michael began a personal relationship with Christ early in his life, and became a member of the Harvest Church International, Landover, Maryland in January 1989 (which was later changed to Integrity Church) and later joined Tabernacle Church, Laurel, Maryland. He loved his church and played the congas in the music ministry and drove the church youth bus.
On November 1, 1997 he married Paula White. From this union, he was blessed with two children, Lydia Talitha and Joshua Nehemiah.
He was a very outspoken and outgoing person. He loved to tell jokes and stories. He loved being around his family, and making them laugh. He thoroughly enjoyed the closeness he shared with everyone. Michael love to evangelize, especially to men of all ages. He was an avid sports enthusiast of basketball and football. Win or lose, he was still a Dallas fan until RGIII.
He leaves to cherish his memory: His wife Paula Ferguson; Two children Lydia Talitha and Joshua Nehemiah; two brothers-in-laws, Franklin White Jr., and Herbert White Sr.; One brother William H. Ferguson, Jr., (Mary), Two sisters, Nadine Ferguson Mills and Debra Ferguson; One step-brother, Robert Ferguson (Brenda) and two step-sisters, Lillian Blake (Thomas) and Yvonne Gillespie; Two uncles, Webster Ferguson and Frederick Harris; One aunt, Daleta Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives as well as many friends.
On Saturday, April 6 viewing at 11:00 a.m., service at 11:30 p.m., repast 12:30 p.m. at The Tabernacle Church, Laurel (map/directions). Interment Cheltenham Veteran's Cemetery at a later date.
Viewing - The Tabernacle Church, Laurel - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service - The Tabernacle Church, Laurel - 11:30 p.m.
Repast - The Tabernacle Church - 12:30 p.m.