Last rites for Matriarch Mearl Ferguson Sweeting age 81 of Robinson Road and formerly of George Town, Exuma who died on Sunday 9th February, 2020 will be held on Saturday 22nd February, 2020 at 10:00AM at New Bethlehem Baptist Church #27 Independence Drive. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette J. Brown, assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
She was predeceased by her Husband: Rev Milton Sweeting, Father: Stafford Ferguson, Mother: Leanora Ferguson, Sister: Laura Ferguson, Brothers: Ernal and Wellington Ferguson and Niece: Lerona Ferguson.
Left to cherish her fond memories are Brother: Roland Ferguson, Adopted Daughters and nieces: Paula Gardiner, Leanora Ferguson and Kate Smith, Sisters-in-Law: Emily and Cleora Ferguson, Shirley Sweeting, Brother-law: Livingston Sweeting, Nieces: Lynn, Rose, Gina and Yvette Ferguson, Ingrid Cartwright, Cabrina Brennen, Pastor Bloneva(LM) Bowe, Sabrina Sweeting, Shirnae (Jamaal) Wright, Reba Carey, Min Patricia (TC) Armbrister, Minister Eunice Rolle, Min CarmettaRolle-Jeanty, Magistrate Jannet Bullard, Dianna Moxey, Elizabeth Roker and Rosemary Rolle, Nephews: Perry Sr., Garvin, Jervis, Giovanni, Patrick, Mario, Colin and Miguel Ferguson, Janeko Cartwright, Nicolas Sweeting, Nathan (Nicole) Sweeting II, Lionel (Wallace) Carey, Bruce (Linda) LaFleur, Earl Carey, Roscoe Carey, Mark (Terice) Carey, Emanuel Rolle, Pastor Anthony Rolle, Capt Arthur, Daniel, Rev Gralin, Jeremiah, Copeland, James, David and Lincoln Moxey, Numerous grandnephews and nieces including: Elian Mackey, Samalie Cartwright, Perry Ferguson Jr., Cleso Rolle, Edwardo Brennen, Benn and Benniko Beneby Pernesa, Patrice and Pashnae Ferguson, Clearrah Rolle, Bennika Miller, God Children: Sean and Gerard Lightfoot, a host of other relatives & friends too numerous to name including: Pearlie Bethell, Be Healed Rival Time Pastor Dauphine Hamilton, Rev Helena Smith & The Church Family, Hamilton Family, Pastor Ednal G. & Min. Yvette Minnis, the officer’s and members of Pilgrim Ministries Int’l, Rev. Dr. Everette Brown & Mrs. Brown and New Bethlehem Baptist Church, New Way Baptists Church family, Bishop Albert Hepburn & Family, Bishop Vernal Hanna, Rev’d Richard Hanna, Apostle Christopher Russell & Family, Rev’d Mother Vivian Cox & Family, Apostle Ruth Hynes & Family, Bishop Sherwin Smith & Family, Bishop Michael Ferguson & Family, Bishop Stanley Ferguson & Family, Rev’d Dian Mackey, Pastor Rosalyn Ashwood, Pastor Edna Williams & Family, Bishop Christopher Burrows & Family, Mother I Symonette, Pastor Michael Symonette & Family, Pastor Barbara Rahming, Apostle Qubell Martin & Family, Pastor Bastian & Family, Pastor Rose Rolle & Family, Bishop Cooper & The Living Word Family, Mother Dawkins, Rev Dr. Glendon Rolle, Delcine & Family Freeport, Elizabeth Kelly, Zilpha Musgrove, Marva Knowles, Pastor Alan & Mrs. Ginger Strachan, Min. Ismae Davis, Christina Rolle, Zillah Rolle, Dames family, Sands Family including Derek, Alvin, Paula and Anthony (neighbors), Rolle Family (neighbors), Early Bird family, Strachan family, friends of Lee, Paula and Kate, numerous children now young adults she baby sit over the years and parents, Delphine Cooper and family, I Chester Cooper, MP Exuma, Glenis Hanna Martin, MP Englerston, Atlantis, Cibc FirstCaribbean, great people of Exuma, Exuma Taxi Drivers, Doctors and Nurses at PMH Gynae and Female Surgical 1 wards who cared for her.
The body will repose on Friday at Curtis Memorial Mortuary from 11:00 AM to 5:00PM and at the church on Saturday from 9:00AM until service time.