Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

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Sonja Yvonne Ferguson

February 17, 1947February 9, 2020

Sonja Yvonne Branch Ferguson, 72, of Lenoir, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Caldwell Hospice in Hudson.

Mrs. Ferguson was born February 17, 1947 in Caldwell County to the late John Embra and Lucy Adele Suddreth Branch. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister; Rebecca Harshaw.

Mrs. Ferguson was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. She was known for the big heart she had for her family members, always ready and willing to help care for them. She was a faithful member of Patterson Grove Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years, and was a member of the Womens Missionary Circle of Yadkin Valley Missionary Baptist Association. Mrs. Ferguson loved her church and her church family and served as a Sunday School Teacher, church clerk, church custodian and served as the Correspondence Secretary for the Yadkin Valley Missionary Baptist Association Sunday School Convention. She was an avid gardener and was known for her generosity, sharing the wonderful things from her garden with family, friends and neighbors.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 55 years, Benny Ferguson of the home, her children, Benny Russell Ferguson Jr and wife Lisa of Winston Salem, Deborah Pitts and husband Danny of Winston Salem, Kim Silver and husband Timothy of Chesterfield, VA and Crystal Toller and husband Matthew of Lenoir. Also left to cherish her memory are her beloved grandchildren; Stephon Capers, Bryant Capers, Isaac McCapers and wife Britney, Timothy Silver Jr., Charles Silver, Rachel Silver, Katherine Silver, Benny Ferguson III, Kendrick Ferguson, Ryas Ferguson, Sarai Ferguson and Nathaniel Toller.

A funeral service to honor Mrs. Ferguson will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Rev. Willie Jackson officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Wildwood Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, all of the providers, as well as family and friends who cared, and encouraged Mother and our family.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Sonja Yvonne Branch Ferguson.



  • Receiving of Friends Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


  • Interment


Sonja Yvonne Ferguson

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Danny and Cassandra Dean

February 15, 2020

Debra and family, we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences. Cherish all of the fond memories you have shared with each other.

Rev Bill and Vicki Taborn

February 14, 2020

To Debra, Danny and family. ..God gives comfort in time of need, remember she will always be with you in your hearts as long as you have the fond memories of her, God can erase all tears and pain, may God hold you in his bosom, God bless and we love you, Bill and Vicki.

Ruby Frazier

February 14, 2020

Kim, Tim, and the family, you are all in my prayers at the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. May you find peace and joy in the memory of a well lived life. I will be praying for you on Saturday. Know that I am with you always. And that God is always at your side. Much love, from your Frazier family.
Aunt Ruby

Debra Stucky

February 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Yvonne. Your family will be lifted up in our prayers. Prayers of comfort when her presence is truly missed. Because of our faith in Jesus Christ we are assured that we will see our loved ones once again.

Sincerely the Stucky Family

meagan capers

February 12, 2020

One of the most beautiful and kind people inside and out. I know she instilled love, kindness, goodness, and faith into her children and grandchildren as I have witnessed these in all her wonderful beautiful family members who carry her legacy in their hearts. She is an inspiration and Godly woman. My heart goes out to her loved ones, and all those who will miss her.
Deepest condolences.
M. Capers

Diane Banner Hester

February 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Yvonne from childhood. Her mother Adele would attend revivals with us at Hood’s Chapel United Church of God in the Hood’s Creek Community. She played the piano for us. Family, embrace your sweet memories, for they will bring you much comfort in the days ahead.

Anthony n Harriet Horton

February 11, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and our dear friend and husband Benny Ferguson. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you and your entire family peace and comfort at your time of bereavement. Amen

Christina McIntosh

February 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Ferguson. I am a member of the health care team at Baptist hospital in Winston-Salem. After finding out through Claudia Fuller her sister-in-law that Mrs. Ferguson was at our facility I went to visit her. I am thankful for the opportunity to share in song and prayer with her and her husband that day. It was such a sweet presence of the Lord in the room. She was a beautiful person on the inside and out. It was evident that she had a personal relationship with the Lord. I pray that God continue to strengthen and comfort your hearts and minds during this time and the days to come.

Jacquelyn Wilson (Howell)

February 11, 2020

Growing up in Kings Creek and sometimes attending Patterson Grove was made special by your loving spirit and kind words. You always had a part for me in the Christmas and Easter plays and made me feel special. You are greatly missed Ms Yvonne but never forgotten.

Elisa Koonce

February 11, 2020

I'll will always remember you... Yvonne, your easy going spirit, and your smile, you will truly be missed.