Mrs. Ferguson passed away peacefully April 14th, 2020, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation in Metter. She was a native of Atlanta, she was born on July 15th, 1932, daughter of Charles Joseph and Zita (Parrish) Burke. The family lived in Atlanta, and later made their home in Statesboro, Georgia.
Mrs. Ferguson was a graduate of Georgia Southern College and taught in public schools, last being in Decatur, Georgia. She married Robert G. Daniell Jr. on March the 8th, 1958 in Candler County. They had two sons Robert and Roger.
In 1996, Mrs. Ferguson married Cleve Robert Ferguson in Claremont, California. They were together until Mr. Ferguson passed in 2018.
She was very active in the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, and was a member of the Daughter’s of the American Colonists, Magna Carta Dames, Huguenot Society, and Southern Society of Genealogists. Her appreciation of family history led to compositions giving account of the Andrew Jackson Rountree family of Emanuel County. In the 1960’s Mrs. Ferguson was active in the Metter Jaycettes and the Metter Primitive Baptist Church. She also valued education, and was Program Chairman of the Metter Parent-Teacher’s Association.
Mrs. Ferguson also donated much of her time to the promoting the arts through her associations with Opera Guild’s and Mother’s March of Dimes, the Red Cross Blood Donor’s campaigns, and countless other organizations.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Roger Daniell of Metter.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her son Robert A. Daniell of Metter and ex-husband Robert G. Daniell Jr. In addition, there are numerous other extended family members from both California and Georgia.
A private graveside service and burial was held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Daughter’s of the American Revolution @dar.org, Mount Wilson Observatory in California @ mtwilson.edu., and the Knight’s Templar Order @knightstemplarorder.com.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.