November 11, 1936 – July 24, 2020
Jerry Lynn Ferguson was born on November 11, 1936 in Union City, Tennessee, son of Charles and (Jessie) Opal Ferguson, and passed away on July 24, 2020. Jerry worked at Detroit Diesel for 52 years. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and going to the casino. Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years Joan, daughter, Jill (Paul) Bonell, son Jeff (Mary) Ferguson, grandchildren Kayla, Andrew, Lydia, Emily and sister Joyce Drago.
A visitation for Jerry will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road in Redford. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrews Presbyterian, 26701 Joy Road in Dearborn Heights. He will be laid to rest on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at the online guestbook for the Ferguson family.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Carolyn & Norm Simitz
July 27, 2020
Dear Joan and Family,
Jerry married Joan-the love of his life!
They were the perfect couple!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry loved his family and took pride in their many accomplishments!
Jerry loved to drive his car. When Norm and I visited Michigan in the fall Jerry always drove us (Barb, Norm & I) to see Judy and Alan. We would eat out together and returned to Judy and Alan's house to share stories, laugh and have dessert! Yes...there was always Sanders Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge. Yummm
Jerry will always have a place in our hearts. He was a wonderful friend who always had a smile on his face and a sense of humor.
We send our love to Joan and the family! xoxo
Love, Norm and Carolyn
July 26, 2020
Although we live miles away, I have been so saddened by Jerry’s passing. That feeling of the end of an era. I helped a bit in the match making of the Ferguson/ Thorley romance. My friend Marg’s boyfriend was in the service and he noticed some guys in the platoon didn’t receive much mail. So, through Marg, I gave Jerry’s address to Joan. The rest is history. I have had the privilege of staying with the Ferguson’s through good times and bad. I thank God for their hospitality. I felt so cared for the food, the love the labor and the warm at stressful times. I have and always will picture them as the “All American Christian Family”. Jerry worked hard but yet, he was so thoughtful things just happened or appeared when needed. In fun times his laughter was ready, his hands available to help, and his down south, practical wisdom was spot on. I can’t imagine anyone else to keep Joan in check. No kidding, In high school we were just moments away from trouble. Of course, she kept Jerry on his toes and entertained. Those beautiful children and spouses and grandchildren have a model to live up, too. We love you Jerry. Dolores and Chuck.
July 25, 2020
Aunt Joan, Jill, Jeff
We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jerry was an amazing man. Full of energy and live for family. Our fondest memories are from up at the cottage His breakfasts are legendary. No one can make pancakes and sausage like Uncle Jerry. We love all the Christmas’ we have shared and the Disney cruise. We live you all very much and send hugs to your entire family
Love Kimberly and the Doebereiner’s