Obituaries

SHIRLEY SYBIL FERGUSON

Service of Thanksgiving for the Late SHIRLEY SYBIL FERGUSON age 81 years of #127 Abaco Drive, Hawksbill and formerly of Sweetings Cay, Grand Bahama will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Jubilee Cathedral, Cathedral Blvd., Freeport.  Officiating will be Pastor Peter E. Pinder, assisted by Rev. Denzil Swain. Interment will follow in the Grand Bahama Memorial Park #2, Frobisher Drive and Settler’s Way, Freeport.

She is survived by her daughters: Maxine (Basil) McHardy, Stephanie Ferguson and Madeline (Sydney) Stubbs; sons:  Kirklin Williams, Recardo (Maria) Williams and Morris Henderson Williams; adopted children: Andreine (Stewart) Courtney, Lahoma (Harrison) Cooper and Heslyn Simmons; sisters: Patsy Mott, Diana Williams, Delcina (Samuel) Pratt, Marjorie Ferguson and Lindell Pinder; brother: Carl Ferguson; sister-in-law:  Emily Ferguson; aunt-In-Law: Remilda Feaster; granddaughters:  Shavon McHardy, Dr. Shanique McHardy, Shaniqua (Kendrick) Cooper, Marika (Rickeith) Thompson and Rickia Williams; adopted granddaughters: Ciara Finely and Christina Cooper; grandsons:  Silvester Demeritte, Gregory Demeritte Jr., Emanuel Demeritte, Devonta Demeritte, Devan Williams (Brittany), Marico Williams, Recardo Williams Jr., Jeffrey Miller, Anthony Stubbs and Antonio Stubbs; adopted grandsons: Aaron Rolle, Alexander Cooper and Justin Cooper; great granddaughters:  Hailey Williams, Kaiya Williams, Kendrea Cooper, Silverniece Demeritte and Samantha Demeritte; great grandsons:  Kendrick Cooper Jr., Devari Williams, Micheal Demeritte, Malik Thompson, Raiden Thompson, Mehki Thompson and Dylan Gardiner; nieces: Viola (George) Missick, Mary (Leroy) Glinton, Evangline Lockhart, Patricia (Ambrose) Gibson, Rubyann Pinder, Sylvia Johnson, Emity Ferguson, Jacqueline Williams, Katherine Williams, Mandrell Williams, Theresa (Anthony) Salmon, Olivia Sturrup, Isamae Sturrup, Michelle Pratt, Yvette (Marcello) Dean, Sarah (Barry) Swain, Bernice (Edwin) Cooper, Kim (Lennox) Fyne, Karen Ferguson, Deborah Ferguson-Higgs (of Florida), Charlotte Ferguson-Jackson (of Florida), Greta Ferguson-Wilson (of Florida), Elizabeth Bevans, Donnalee Bradshaw, Amanda Robinson and Gloria Adu (of Denver, Colorado); nephews:  Alexander Ferguson, Warren Ferguson, Samuel Pinder, Vincent Mott, Marvin Williams, Sylvano Williams, Carl (Iona) Ferguson Jr., Carven (Nadia) Ferguson, Elvis (Dee) Cooper, Greg Pinder, Omar Sturrup, Desi (Derrilen) Sturrup, Andrew (Sabrina) Ferguson, Samuel Pratt Jr., Alexander Pratt, Greg (Lisa) Ferguson, Steve Ferguson, Cleophas (Angelina) Bevans, Hubert Ferguson (of Florida) and Segra Ferguson (of Florida); grand nieces: Melissa Marcia Mills, Georgette Philippa Bevans, Christiana McDonald, Terah Davis, Casarina Lockhart, Glory Lockhart, Neketia Simmons, Kalay Gibson, Inga Mott, Valencia Mott,  Rashann Mott, Tazzy Mott, Sheria Mott, Anita Jones, Carlisa (Steve) Williams, Lashanda McDonald, Angel Spencer, Quianna Cooper, Malinda (Kevin) Cherfils, Sonovia Johnson, Gabriel McKenzie, Andrea Ferguson, Alexandra Ferguson, Destiny Ferguson, Olivia Ferguson, Gelisa Ferguson, Glennisha Reckley, Rache Grant-Watkins, Shandeanna Pratt, Alexandria Pratt, Gaylene Clarke, Michelle Bevans, Stacy Bevans, Ancilla Knowles, Laura Kemp, Lucretia Forbes, Tamara Clarke, Octavia Bastian, Adanecia Kemp, Cleotha Bevans, Anastacia Bevans, Cleophanique Bevans, Shuejen Gibson, Glenda Knowles, Patricia McKenzie, Virginia Cornish, Netice Thomas, Gardina Thomas, Tracey Rolle, Vercara Bradshaw, Lakeisha Bradshaw, Makia Bradshaw, Tesmika Bevans, Bradlena Gibbs, Clydia Tate, Elizabeth (Arthur) Ferguson, Kemah Higgs-Henderson (of Florida), Chardrah Higgs (of Florida), Craigirita Ferguson (of Florida), Sheila Ferguson (of Florida), Alliyah Ferguson (of Florida), Jaletha Ferguson (of Florida), Mahogany Ferguson (of Florida), Andra Gooden (of Florida), Shandra Ferguson (of Florida), Vanessa Jackson (of Florida), Brittany Jackson (of Florida), Kenya Jackson (of Florida), Thomya Jackson (of Florida), Tahilia Jackson (of Florida), Mickelle Jackson (of Florida), Sanaa Wilson (of Florida) and Makeda Wilson (of Florida); grand nephews: Marcian Marco Missick, Harryo Bevans, Valentine Cleare, Nathan Pinder, Vincent Mott Jr., Lanzo Mott, Keanu Brown, Tareyon Wright, Isiah Taylor, Cruz Ferguson, Jerome Ferguson, Sanchez Ferguson (deceased), Othneil Ferguson, Tavanno Ferguson, Steve Ferguson Jr., Gregory Ferguson, Giovanni Ferguson, George Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson Jr., Tracy Swann Jr., Sabastian Fyne, Anthony Johnson, Adrian Johnson, Harold Thompson, Darshiel Pratt,  Tvaughn Pratt, Theodore Clarke, Victor Bevans, Prince Miller, Patrick Kemp, Simeon Thomas, Howard Thomas, Geno Thomas, Granville Thomas, Bradley Gibbs Jr., Wayne Thomas, Leejay Bevans, Alex Williams, Bernard Bevans, Cleophas Bevans, Shaquel Bevans, Ken Cornish, Randy Cornish, Lewis Cornish Jr., Otis Cornish, Tarcisius Cornish, Anfernee Tate, Carl (Roxanne) Ferguson III, Alexis Ferguson, Cameron Ferguson, Shanti Ferguson, Shane (Lisa) Thurston Jr., Chadreco Thurston, Rashon Swain, Barrino Swain, D’Angelo Major, Matio Ferguson, Daniel Ferguson, Hubert “Charles” Higgs (of Florida), Craig Ferguson Jr. (of Florida), Craigison Ferguson (of Florida), Craig (CJ) Ferguson (of Florida), Marcus M. Ferguson (of Florida), Marcus A. Ferguson (of Florida), Vanburen Jackson Jr. (of Florida), Cass Jackson (of Florida), Brent Jackson (of Florida), Michael Jackson (of Florida), Emmanuel Wilson (of Florida) and Quincy Wilson (of Florida); numerous great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews; numerous cousins including: Curlane Feaster, Sandra Feaster, Janet Feaster, Ruth Russell, Kathlane Feaster, Clara Leese Walker, Brenda Simms, Sheila Johnson, Grace Jones, Verna Russell, Theophilus Aranha, Mabel Bevans, Susan Davis, John Russell, Eulha Russell, Muriel Russell, Dolly Swan and Maggie Tate; other relatives and friends: Rev. Peter and Sis. Joycelyn Pinder and the Zion Baptist Community Church Freeport Family, Rev. T. G. Morrison and Family and the Zion Baptist Church Family, East and Shirley Streets (New Providence), Jean Grant, Princess Gilbert, Betty Cooper, Hugh Solomon, Charles Laroda, Laverne Sands, Queenie Gibson, Ronald Ellis, Rev. Keith Meadows, Gregory Demeritte Sr., Angela Beckles, Sybilene Beckles, Chris Outten, Jackie Davis-Bain, Rejoina Rolle, Barbara Charles, Barbara Thornhill, Leona Penn, Rachel Rolle, Christine Outten, Jay Rodgers, Stacy Ferguson, Rev. Rudolph Roberts, Fabian Stuart, Rev. Denzil and Min. Yvette Swain, Rev. Kenneth and Gwendolyn Hendfield, Rev. Frederick McAlpine and Family, Bishop Kermit Saunders and Family, Min. Dexter Edwards and Family, Deacon Hilleth Higgs, Deacon Leslie Russell, Bishop Benjamin and Min. Alice Ferguson, Rev. Elvis and Min. Stephanie Burrows, Rev. Paul and Min. Margaret Mullings, Pastor Agatha Martin, Min. Veronica McIntosh, Min. Eleanor Williams, Min. Shelley Shephard, Bishop Godfrey and Min. Iris Williams, Rev. Zendal Carey and Family, Apostle Kenneth Miller, Apostle Caroyln Cooper and Family, Evangelist Cecilia Moxey, Evangelist Beverley Mather, Evangelist Agnes Carey, Evangelist J’Ella Mader, Evangelist Esthermae Johnson and Family, Dec. Archie and Min. Leanna Ferguson, Rev. Finton and Min. Patrice Russell, Dec. Richard and Pamela Williams and Family, The Symonette Family, Granville and Evelyn Williams, Clayton and Whitney Williams and Family, Marie Simms, Barbara Hanna, Christopher Campbell, Rose Charlton and Family, Preston and Verna Cooper and Family, Fernley Cooper and Family, Curry Cooper, Valerie Feaster, Eleanor Smith and Family, Nigel McHardy and Family, Perry McHardy Sr. and Family, Manfred Strachan and Family, Dwight Gardiner of Antigua & Barbuda, Denise Gardiner of Antigua & Barbuda, Sandra Russell and Family, Harold Williams and Family, Cottrice Robinson, Melanie Davis, Joann Johnson, Barbara Bartlett, Betty Davis, Natasha Barr, Yvette Smith, Julie Sands, Lillian Simmons, Paul Hanna, Garnett Knowles, Glen Reckley, Anita Ferguson, DeAngelo Nairn, Dr. Kevin Bethel (Family Wellness Center), Dr. Prado and the Rand Memorial Hospital Staff, Dr. Alex Ferguson (Natural Health Doctor), The Staff of Colina Imperial, The Burial Society Pinder’s Point, The Progressive Liberal Party, The staff of the Russell’s and Pinder’s Funeral Home, the entire Sweeting’s Cay community, the entire Hawksbill Community, the St. George’s Drive/Regency Park Community and a host of other relatives and friends throughout and the entire Grand Bahama community too numerous to mention. 

Viewing will be held at Caravel Zion Baptist Church, Settler’s Way, Freeport on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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