Obituary – Frances Fleming Ferguson

Published 11:50 am Friday, April 12, 2019

Frances Fleming Ferguson, 78, passed away peacefully in her home in Oxford, Mississippi, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  The visitation will be held prior to the service at the church beginning at 9 a.m. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford with Rev. David Bodenheimer officiating. A private graveside service will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances was born in Tifton, Georgia, on January 17, 1941, to the late James Samuel and Julia Turner Fleming. She grew up in Brundidge, Alabama, and spent most of her adult life in Birmingham, Alabama, where she raised three children with her loving husband Hal. They were faithful, dedicated members of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church for forty years where they were very involved in every aspect of church life.

Frances was a devoted wife and mother. She played the piano beautifully. Frances loved to read (especially the Bible), shop for antiques, spend time with family, travel, and spend time at the beach. She was a genuine, kind hearted woman who made everyone she met feel special. Frances and Hal retired to Oxford in 2006 and became members of North Oxford Baptist Church.

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She is survived by her husband, Harold L. “Hal” Ferguson, Jr. of Oxford; daughter, Julie Bergeron and her husband, Joe, of Oxford; sons, Verne Ferguson and his wife, Kellie, of Atlanta, Georgia,  and Chris Ferguson and his wife, Amy, of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; sister, Anne Mallory and her husband, Jerome, of Andalusia, Alabama; and six grandchildren: Brooke Ferguson, Margaret Ferguson, and Davis Ferguson, all of Atlanta, Georgia; Eli Ferguson and Blakeley Ferguson, both of Vestavia, Alabama; and Molly Bergeron of Oxford.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ferguson’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For further information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit