Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Audrey Ellison Ferguson

December 29, 1930May 20, 2020

Audrey Cameron Ellison Ferguson, 89, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. Audrey was born in Fayetteville, NC, December 29, 1930.

Until the last few years, as her health declined, Audrey was an active member of Lakewood United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Faith Builders Sunday School Class. She was less able to enjoy sewing, writing, visiting friends, traveling and remembering jokes, but always had a ready smile.

Audrey was predeceased by her parents and brother, husbands, Joseph Christopher Ellison and Curtis Campbell Ferguson, daughter, Kathy Ellison Coates and grandson, Joseph Grant Prather. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne Ellison McKinney (Rea), Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren Elizabeth Warwick Higginbottom (Chris), London, England, Ellison Anne Coates, New York City, Glenn Christopher Coates (Lauren), Bainbridge, WA; Great grandchildren, Beatrice Audrey Elizabeth Higginbottom, Truman Cameron Coates and Roxy Tatum Coates.

The celebration of Audrey's life will be held at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Legacy Lodge, 4801 San Jose Blvd. at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 with Reverends Donald Thompson and Eric Williams of Lakewood United Methodist Church officiating. A private burial will be held in Riverside Memorial Park.

A livestream of the service will be available for family and friends. Please visit www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com for the service link and sign the guestbook. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family requests guests to wear a mask.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Blvd. 904-737-7171.

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    Wednesday, May 27, 2020


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Gordon &Gerry Meggison

May 28, 2020

Audrey will be greatly missed for her smile, sense of humor and warm loving presence. We will miss her greatly,

Denise Foster

May 28, 2020

I loved Audrey! She was so very spunky and had a keen sense of humor. She was blessed to have a beautiful family. So glad I knew her.

Jean Oatman

May 25, 2020

I loved Audrey! She was so kind and always had a smile on her face. I enjoyed Audrey's friendship in my Sunday School class for many years. She will be dearly missed. Sincerest sympathy to the entire family. God got her room ready and called her home.

Nancy Freeman

May 24, 2020

Audrey left a beautiful legacy in the way she shared God’s love!

Sonny Stroud

May 23, 2020

She was such a sweet lady. She loved her family. I remember in my teenage years she was always a support to me in so many ways . Heaven is definitely sweeter because she is there.

Marty Dixon

May 22, 2020

We have lost a True Angel. My deepest most sincere heartfelt condolences.

Marty Dixon


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