Bettie Lashley Ferguson, 85, formerly of Lake City, Florida, passed away peacefully at home in Tallahassee on April 4, 2013. She was born in Gainesville on May 17, 1927 to the late Hugh Clark and Eula Worden Lashley. She was a native Floridian living her entire life in the state.
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She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Larry Ferguson, Jr. and her great granddaughter Heidi Renee Ferguson.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to everyone she met. Bettie was a member of the first graduating class of Florida State University in 1947. In her work life she was a teacher, business owner, and federal employee with the Departments of Defense and Agriculture.
She is survived by her son, Larry Ferguson, III (Jewell) of Tallahassee; daughter, Merris Pappas of Gainesville; grandson, Lawrence Ferguson, IV (Leslie) and granddaughter, LeErin Ferguson of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her great grandson, Sean Ferguson and a large extended family.
Visitation will be Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Jackson United Methodist Church, 4423 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee with services following at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lake City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bettie's memory to Big Bend Hospice or Lake Jackson United Methodist Church. Bevis Funeral Home, (850)385-2193, www.bevisfh.com is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Apr. 12, 2013