Mary Lee Michel
Hernando - Mary Lee Michel passed peacefully in Hernando, FL surrounded by family and friends on 6/1/2021.
Born to Mary Bowen Ferguson and James Baker Ferguson Sr. in Baltimore, MD on 1/6/1928, Mary Lee grew up and spent many years living in the Baltimore area, including a brief stint with McCormick & Co.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and James Sr., her brother, James Jr., her daughter, Leigh Ann, her husband Howard Jr. (Mike), and her son, Howard III (Chip) and survived by her daughter, Diane (Patrick), her daughter-in-law, Cindy (Chip), and her grandson, Timothy.
Mary Lee married her devoted husband, Mike, in Baltimore, MD on October 20, 1950. She and Mike established their roots in the Towson area and started their family. After several years of retirement, Mike and Mary Lee ventured down to Naples, FL to enjoy the beautiful weather and year-round golf, re-establishing those roots and spending over 20 years in South Florida.
Some of Mary Lee's fondest memories were of times spent at "the shore" with her entire family in Ocean City, MD. She adored every moment she was able to spend with her family and friends, especially her many nieces and nephews, who she was known to treat as her own children.
Like an angel sent from the heavens, Mary Lee's first calling throughout life was to unconditionally serve others. She volunteered at various schools, churches and hospitals in the MD and FL areas for over 60 years.
Mary Lee always strived to have a smile on her face despite the many tragedies thrown her way. She lived by the creed: "Tomorrow will be a better day!"
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17046, Baltimore, MD 21297, Att: Leigh Ann Michel Memorial Fund.
Published by Naples Daily News from Jun. 9 to Jun. 12, 2021.