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Annie Cabe Ferguson

October 24, 1932February 18, 2021
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Annie Cabe "Ann" Ferguson, 88, of Cary, and formerly of Charlotte, died February 18, 2021, after a brief non-COVID-related illness. Born in the Savannah community of Jackson County on October 24, 1932, Ann was the daughter of the late James Edgar Cabe and Della Alberta Rhinehart Cabe. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Ferguson Medlin and husband Keith of Cary; two grandchildren, Laura Hope Medlin of Cary, and Rachel Caroline Medlin, of Raleigh; sisters, Shirley C. Maxwell Spence and husband O.K. of Indian Trail, and Brittie C. Duncan of Spruce Pine; and 15 nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ann was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Floyd Mack Ferguson, Jr.; sister Jean C. Turpin Daughenbaugh; brothers Charles Cabe and Glenn Cabe; sisters-in-law Nettie F. Hurd, Dorothy F. Rorie, June F. Hunsucker Blackwell, and Ruth F. Surratt; and brother-in-law Rev. Billy L. Ferguson. Ann graduated in 1951 from Webster High School, where she was class valedictorian, newspaper editor, and basketball star. She began her career as a secretary at Hudson's Department Store in Detroit, before settling in Charlotte, where she was secretary to the president of Bridges Furniture Co. and a pension and benefits specialist at Belk Stores Services until she retired in 1993. Ann met her husband Floyd when he returned to Charlotte in the early 1950s after serving in the U.S. Army. A romance blossomed and they married on February 11, 1955. Endlessly creative, she was a talented hostess, cook, artist, and writer. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and needlework, and gardened well into her eighties. A lifelong learner, she was an avid reader, student of current events, and unofficial family historian until the very end of her life. A longtime member of Midwood Baptist Church, Ann served most recently as church clerk, mission projects chair of the Women’s Missionary Union, and Joy Workers Sunday School class teacher. She was a member of Bible Study Fellowship, served on the board of Baptist Metrolina Ministries, and worked as a local precinct judge until her mid-eighties, never missing an election. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Ann’s greatest joys were serving Christ and spending time with her many loved ones—if not in person, then through extensive correspondence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte on Saturday February 27, with Dr. Garry Baldwin officiating. Memorials may be made to Midwood Baptist Church, 2029 Mecklenburg Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.

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Deborah Taylor

February 23, 2021

I was so blessed to serve with Mrs .Anne on the Metrolina WMU Leadership team. She was always prepared and faithful to attend our meetings and to report on the churches she was responsible for across the association. She always stayed up to date and made sure she shared resources and information with them. She was a great encourager for me and prayer warrior. I also enjoyed helping with VBS at Midwood with her. I know that she is rejoicing with Mr. Floyd and hearing Jesus say “well done, good and faithful servant. Praying for all of the family

Kristin Coke

February 23, 2021

Jennifer and family, I am praying for your peace at this difficult time. I was Ann’s neighbor and friend for 18 years. We shared a love of basketball, discussed gardening, and she made sure I was at our precinct to vote every time there was an election. I always offered to help her with her yard work, but she never allowed it, and she will always motivate me by my memories of how hard she worked at everything she did. What a precious woman, and what a privilege to have known her. I know she is home now and with her precious Floyd whom she missed so very much. She sure did love the Lord and her family and spoke of you all often. Love and continued prayers for all of you. She will be greatly missed.

Vernona "Mona" Hearne

February 23, 2021

Dear Jenny, Keith, Laura, Rachel and family,
Of the years your mother and grandmother and I were members together at Midwood Baptist Church we had many opportunities to share our life experiences, our mutual love for gardening, cooking, and art. But the thing that shines brightest about Ann Ferguson's life testimony to me was her love and devotion to God, her beloved "Floyd," you Jenny, her son in law and beautiful granddaughters. She spoke often too of love for all her family and her church, and missions. She was a handmaiden of God and I loved her. May God richly bless you each as you "remember" and thank God for the legacy you have in your beloved "Annie."

Jeannie Parker

February 22, 2021

Jenny, I was so glad when I realized that it was your Mom coming to our Senior Adult Luncheons at Hickory Grove Baptist Church! She was so sweet when I introduced myself and made a point to search me out at each luncheon after that. She was always so happy and NEVER met a stranger! I was always impressed with her memory and quick sense of humor! I cherish my relationship with our Senior Adults but of course Ms Ferguson held a special place in my
heart! Love to you and your family!

Will Hunsucker

February 22, 2021

Jennifer, Keith and family, we are praying for you & everyone else there in NC. Aunt Ann ALWAYS made us feel like family, even if we only saw her every 5-10 years. She always introduced herself to my wife, Phyllis in this manner: "You don't know me, but I'm Your husband's Great Aunt Ann, and I'm So glad to see y'all!" She was a phenomenal treasure for the entire extended Ferguson/Hunsucker clan. Much love and many prayers from Ukraine. ❤

Liz Hunsucker

February 22, 2021

Aunt Ann loved with a genuine heart as big as all the oceans combined. She lived her faith as if she was in the very presence of Jesus himself and smiled the warmest smile in any gathering whether it be 2 or 200. We miss her already but have the firm assurance she’s waiting for us to join she and Uncle Floyd at the feet of Jesus. There, we’ll rest for all eternity.

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