Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 13, 2014

Rose Ella Blair Ferguson 1952-2014

RUSH — After years of faithful service to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Rose Ella Blair Ferguson is now reaping her reward in heaven. Rose was 61 and of Rush; she passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland with her loving family at her side.

Rose was born July 8, 1952, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arnold and Mary McCormick Blair.

She loved the Lord and served him faithfully at Catalpa Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member. She was a wonderful homemaker who adored her family and liked nothing better than spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved taking care of others and ran a private nursing service in years past. Rose was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Kentucky colonel.

Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Jeanetta June Cantrell and Edna Mae Maynard.

Surviving are her adoring husband of 45 years, William Ferguson; their children, Patricia Ferguson Moore and her husband, Rick, of Ashland, Chris Ferguson and his wife, Codie, of Rush and Gail Ferguson Leibee of Louisa; grandchildren Sara (Chris), Justin, Kelsey (Joey), Shelby, Emily (Sean), Luke, Hannah (Matt), Austin, Miranda, Robert, Autumn, Bailey and Jordan; great-grandchildren Hayden, Addison, Ella and Ryder; a host of family and friends; and her Christian brothers and sisters.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg by Pastors Mike Cox  and Paul Cox.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The testimony she left is “Follow the Lord with all your heart and you will soon receive your reward in heaven.”

Condolences may sent to kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.

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