GASTONIA - Mildred "Mickie" Ferguson Moore, 88, passed away June 22, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
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She was born a native of Gaston County, April 3, 1926, daughter of the late Zebb Edward and Myrtle Ferguson.
She was a self-employed beautician and an avid gardener who retired from Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Rd., Gastonia, officiated by Pastor Mike Crisswell.
Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home.
Mickie is survived by: daughter, Gail King Lane and husband, Ron of York, SC; brothers, Blaine E. Fer-guson of Gastonia, James E. Ferguson and wife Eddie of Dallas; sister-in-law, Orpha Ferguson of Char-lotte; grandchildren, Doug Long and wife Bethe of Gastonia, Chad W. Lyles of York, SC, Brad Lyles and wife, Gina of Lowell, Nichole "Colie" Long Armstrong and husband, Rick of Murrells Inlet, SC, Joshua Stroud of Gastonia; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Long of Gastonia, Chad D. Lyles of Gastonia, Brian K. Frisbee and wife, Katie of Gastonia, Bobby Frisbee of Gastonia, Joey Lyles of Gastonia, Ariel Lyles of Myrtle Beach, SC, Seth Lyles of Gastonia, Trevor and Auren Stroud of Gastonia; great-great-grandchildren, Brody Frisbee and Braylen Lyles of Gastonia.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Blaire Ferguson of Charlotte; sister, Thelma Rhyne of Gastonia; son, John "Robin" King of York, SC; husbands, John D. King and Jewell P. Moore; daughter, Cippie King Stafford and great-granddaughter, Alexandra Megan Lyles.
Memorials may be sent to Gaston Co. Humane Society PO Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28053-2334 or Gas-ton County Parks and Recreation, PO Box 1578, Gastonia, NC 28053.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service.
Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 25, 2014