Mary P. Ferguson

Published 3:55 pm Monday, March 20, 2017

Mrs. Mary Phillips Ferguson, 82, of Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Pine Ridge Care Center.
Mrs. Ferguson was born in Washington County and was the daughter of the late Jake and Annie Casey Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Billy Ferguson; brother, James Phillips; and sisters, Carrie Holtsclaw, Lucille Phillips and Bess Nelson.
Mary was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a pastor’s wife for 57 years of ministry, an excellent Sunday school teacher, and she loved to sing. She was a member of The Ferguson Family Music Ministry. She enjoyed gardening and her flower gardens.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Lisa Ferguson, Jonesborough; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Steve Hodge and Karen and Mel Colvard, all of Elizabethton; two sisters, Violet McKee and Ann Rambo (Bud), all of Jonesborough; grandchildren, Holly Wilson (David), Matthew Ferguson (Amy), Jeremy Hodge, Madison Ferguson, Michele Robitaille (Mike) and Melanie Williams; and great-grandchildren, Kendall and Austin Hodge, Ava and Isabella Ferguson, Katie Wilson, Kelsie, Marcus and Ethan Robitaille, Mason and Chandler Williams.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Pine Ridge Care Center, Caris Hospice and Pine Oaks Assisted Living for their wonderful loving care.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Jonesborough, with Pastor Perry Cleek, Pastor Joe Beaver and Pastor Jamie Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, and other times at the home of Steve Ferguson. Interment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Fred Malone, Jim Ferguson, Matt Ferguson, Jeremy Hodge, David Wilson, James McLaughlin, Rodney Metcalf, Jack Holden and Frank Arthur. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church Building Fund, 1916 Hwy. 81 S., Jonesborough, TN 37659 or Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1727 Chinquapin Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618. Condolences may be sent to the Ferguson family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, (423) 753-3821.

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