Obituaries

Shirley Ferguson -

Shirley J. Shelton Ferguson, 64, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.

Born in Buncombe County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Tilda Marie Shelton.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She retired as a regional operations manager for SunTrust Bank after 40 years of service.

She loved being a Mamaw to her grandchildren, whom she adored, spending time with family, helping others and Southern gospel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, O.V. Shelton, Gay Shelton, Ray Shelton, Estes Shelton, Bobby Shelton and Billy Shelton; and one sister, Glenna Riddle.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ronnie Ferguson; two daughters, Tammy Jones and husband, Steve, of Kingsport, and Sandy Donaldson and husband, Tom, of Knoxville, TN; one son, Randal Ferguson and wife, Brooke, of Yuma, AZ; grandchildren, Caitlyn Jones, Jacob Donaldson, Grace Donaldson and Greyson Ferguson; two sisters, Doris Ann Hendrix, of Johnson City, and Mary Joyce Cummings, of Port St. Lucie, FL; two brothers, Ted Shelton, of Johnson City, and Guy Shelton, of Detroit, MI; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life Service was held for Mrs. Ferguson on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City. A Graveside Service was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, TN.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed online at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for the Ferguson family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171