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Lauren "Big Boy" Ferguson
November 17, 1930 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 89)
Obituary & Services
Lauren "Big Boy" "Biggie" "Fergie" Ferguson passed away peacefully in his home on April 10, 2020. "Biggie" as he was well known was born on November 17, 1930 in Messick, Virginia to Ernestine and Melvin "Sinky" Ferguson. He was drafted by the Army and served his country proudly in the Korean War. After serving, he returned home to learn the plumbing trade. He then went to work for Civil Engineering at Langley Air Force Base where he worked until retiring. After retiring from Civil Engineering, he started a lawn care business where he remained the "boss" even after turning the business over to his grandson "Chumbob!". Biggie loved being on the water clamming and fishing with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed "Whacking" with his good friend John Benny Graham Biggie also liked being very social and loved his special friends at Hoss's, McFatters and Surfrider. The love that was shown to him by his friends there he treasured very dearly. We would like to thank you all for the care and the time you spent with him on his daily visits. Biggie was proceeded in death by his parents Ernestine Nina Ferguson and Melvin Sinclaire Ferguson and his younger brother Gene Molan Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Mary Lou, his daughter Dana Elisse Mackey and husband Dan, step son Scott Slater, grandson Sal "Chumbob" Cannella and girlfriend Bekah, step grandson Jon, his beautiful great granddaughter Sloane Elisse Cannella, brother Archie "Skipper" Ferguson and wife Wilma, sister Berlyn Billiter and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in his honor. The family would like to thank Heather, Danielle, Shanelle and all the nurses and aides at Riverside Hospice and Nora Jones his caretaker for taking such wonderful care of him. Due to the COVID 19 virus a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Details will be forthcoming on social media. During this time of uncertainty, please have a bud light or a glass of wine in his honor, he would be honored!! Thank you all for the love and friendship each and every one of you showed him during his wonderful journey through life.
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