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Verma C. Ferguson (Lansing)

August 5, 1933 — April 18, 2019

Verma C. Ferguson passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Holt Senior Care & Rehabilitation Center in Holt, Michigan. Age 85 years. She was born August 05, 1933 to Milton Green and Alzonia Wiseman in Hooks, Texas.

Verma attended school in Hooks, Texas. Upon graduation she moved to California for a while, before relocating to Lansing, Michigan, where she remained for 50 years. Verma worked at a lot of odds and ends jobs, until she was hired by the General Motors Corporation in Lansing, Michigan, where she acquired some technical training. She retired from General Motor’s after 30 years of service. She was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail. One of Verma’s favorite pastime was playing cards. Every Friday and Saturday night she would play a game called “Pokers and Deuces Wild”, and the card game “Tonk” for her entertainment with friends. She was a dedicated Eastern Star member. Verma was loved by everyone she came in contact with. People would tell her only son, Jimmie how wonderful his mother was.

She leaves to cherish her memory her only living child and devoted son, Jimmie Runnels; one step-son; Mark Ferguson; three grandchildren, Laron V. Thurman, Larry D. Cohen, and Tracy L. Withers; ten great-grandchildren, Tayvaum, Vaurdez, Lavante, Donavyn, Trey Vaun, Thurman, Sarena, Shay, Jonathan Withers, and Lamarcus Ferguson, Jr.; one aunt, Narveh Carson; four cousins, Omazeh, Melba, Gretrude, Raymond; many other relatives and friends, including; Louisa Halaberg, Della Clark, Helen & Sonny Mitchell, Bobbie Martin, Leoa Martin, Norm Davis, Othersea Daniels & Family, Ruby Ferguson & Family, Cathy Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Zonia Runnels, and her parents.

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