Julia Joyce (Roth) Ferguson of Westhampton Dies May 20 - 27 East

Julia Joyce (Roth) Ferguson of Westhampton Dies May 20

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Julia Joyce (Roth) Ferguson,

authorStaff Writer on Jun 2, 2023

Julia Joyce (Roth) Ferguson of Westhampton died on May 20 in Narragansett, Rhode Island, after a brief illness. She was 95.

She was the wife of the late James Parker Ferguson of Brooklyn. She was the daughter of Julius Edwin Roth and Julia Etta Davis. She was born on July 24, 1927, in Westhampton, and graduated from Westhampton Beach High School.

She was in the Cadet Nurse Corps at the Brooklyn Methodist Hospital when she met her husband of 55 years, who was the brother of one of her classmates. Although she did not complete her training, she used her skills learned to raise her three sons and care for her ailing parents.

She often told her three sons that she came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age while attending the Westhampton Methodist Church, where she was a member until her death.

She was a faithful Sunday School teacher and choir member at the church for many years until relocating with her husband to Penobscot, Maine, after his retirement.

She continued to be a faithful attender of churches in Hancock County. Her greatest ministry was as a prayer warrior for every member of her family, her fellow Christian brothers and sisters, and her friends; she will be greatly missed, her family said.

She was predeceased by her five siblings, Irma Von Bergen, Charles Roth, Anna Havens, Sally Metcalf and Dorothy King.

She is survived by her three sons and their wives, Jeff Ferguson and Linda Baccus of Kissimmee, Florida, Paul and Michelle (Blackert) Ferguson of Penobscot, and Chris and Ruth (Iversen) Ferguson of Narragansett; her grandchildren, Chris and Leslie (Carpenter) Baccus of Warrenton, Virgina, Kristin (Ferguson) and Steve Johnson of Ellicott City, Maryland, Nicole (Ferguson) Cozier of Annandale, Virginia, Jeremy and Victoria (Inglese) Ferguson of Asheville, North Carolina, Jenni Ferguson of Columbia, Maryland, Emily (Ferguson) and Joshua King of Laceyville, Pennsylvania, James and Tabea (Trittmacher) Ferguson of Wakefield, Rhode Island, and Stephen and Brittni (Paliotta) Ferguson of Shannock, Rhode Island; 10 great-granddaughters and eight great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at the family property on Wight Pond in Penobscot, at a future date.

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