OBITUARY

Amy Thompson Ferguson

June 21, 1967July 9, 2021
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Amy Thompson Ferguson was born on June 21, 1967 in Martinsville, VA and passed in Orlando, Florida on July 9, 2021.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents Ted Arylis Thompson and Lillian Shelton Thompson. Amy is survived by her two daughters, Haley Annette Ferguson and Breanna Ruth Ferguson, her husband of 32 years Michael “Randy” Ferguson, and her siblings Janice Thompson Lott and Tony Dale Thompson and his wife Vickie Thompson, as well as her nieces and nephews Joshua Lott, Jacob Lott, Kaleena Thompson, and Olivia Thompson.

Amy grew up in Bassett, Virginia and attended Bassett High School, graduating in 1985. She attended Patrick Henry Community College, James Madison University, and Averett University, where she completed her master’s degree. She taught 6th and 7th grade at Carver Middle School and Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School for 32 years. She was also the assistant girls’ soccer coach at FC Middle School. Amy enjoyed many outdoor activities including camping, water skiing, and whitewater rafting. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed live music.

Visiting her daughters in Richmond was another favorite activity and they were the joy of her life. She was extremely proud of their accomplishments and was very excited that they will be teaching art at the same high school in Chesterfield, Virginia this year. Amy always said that they did not get their creativity from her but that they did get their love of teaching and helping students from her.

The family will receive friends and family at a visitation at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive in Bassett, Virginia from 11am until 2pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021 with a memorial service celebrating the life of Amy Thompson Ferguson to be held at 2pm the same day.

Online condolences at www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com

  • FAMILY

  • Ted Arylis Thompson, Father (deceased)
  • Lillian Shelton Thompson, Mother (deceased)
  • Michael "Randy" Ferguson, Husband of 32 years
  • Haley Annette Ferguson, Daughter
  • Breanna Ruth Ferguson, Daughter
  • Janice Thompson Lott, Sister
  • Tony Dale Thompson, Brother
  • Vickie Thompson, Sister-in-law
  • Joshua Lott, Nephew
  • Jacob Lott, Nephew
  • Kaleena Thompson, Niece
  • Olivia Thompson, Niece

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

Memories

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Mary Collins

July 19, 2021

Amy taught down the hall from me, in the 1990's, at Carver Middle School. She had such a positive attitude and was a wonderful teacher. Full of energy and enthusiasm, she contributed so much to her students and to Carver, in general. Condolences are extended to her family. She will be remembered as a beautiful person, with a heartwarming, fabulous smile.

Chris Niblett

July 17, 2021

Randy words cannot express how much sorrow and sadness I feel for you and the girls. I pray that God wraps his arms around you and the girls for many days ahead knowing that Amy is resting well. May the memories of her keep you and your family blessed with peace and joy. Much love to you, Haley, and Bre.
With deepest condolence,
Chris Niblett

Mythianne Shelton

July 16, 2021

In life it’s not where you go, but who you travel with. Amy was an amazing friend and co-worker. She had such a big heart. I think about the great times we had traveling to the teacher stores, going to the movies and celebrating birthdays. Friends like Amy come along only once in a life time. I will miss you my sweet friend!

Melanie Turner

July 16, 2021

Amy was such a bright light, and a wonderful teacher. She was an asset to the staff and a wonderful person. She will be dearly missed. With sincere love and condolences to the family, Melanie Turner

Debra Yalin

July 16, 2021

The Shelton sisters, Lillian and Frances, were closest in age and grew up together. Their children, myself and Denise and Amy, Janice, and Tony did also. We spent many hours together and have so many great memories. Whenever we were in the car together going somewhere, she would sing every song on the radio. It wasn't a problem to us because she had a great singing voice which she displayed over the years in public and weddings. In the last number of years, our lives were in conflict and we never seemed to get to see each other very often. But when we did, we both would give each other big hugs and updates on our lives as though we had not been apart. She is deeply missed and taken from us too soon. The world would be so much better if everyone had an Amy in their lives.
Debra Carter Yalin

Kathy Barbour

July 16, 2021

Randy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You & your girls are in my prayers🙏

Shirley Gallant

July 15, 2021

Rest easy my beautiful daughter. Miss you already. Love and prayers to the family.
Momma Shirley

James Grandinetti

July 15, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Amy at Carver and FC middle school. She was an exceptional math teacher who will sorely be missed. My sincere condolences to friends and family.

Makayla Carroll

July 15, 2021

Mrs. Ferguson was a teacher that we would consider "one of a kind". She found the potential in every student and met them where they were to help them succeed to their full potential. She created a love for education and teaching in me that followed me into my own teaching career. Mrs. Ferguson took every opportunity to make math inviting to those that were weaker, and exciting for those that already loved the subject. I appreciate all of her dedication to her students, because I now have a dedication and love for the same thing...my students.

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