Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90


Evelyn Savannah Ferguson, 90, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away, surrounded by her loving family, at Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Greenville, S.C., daughter of the late William Thomas Daniel II and the late Mary Sue (Hall) Daniel.

During her teen years, Ferguson worked making parachutes during the war. Later in life, she had worked as a seamstress for J.C. Penney Custom Décor for more than 20 years before her retirement.

Ferguson was a member of Long Neck United Methodist Church in Millsboro. She was an avid reader, loved country music and enjoyed watching Westerns.

In addition to her parents, Ferguson was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Ferguson; a daughter, Johnny Lynn Ferguson; a son, William McKinley Ferguson; and her five siblings, Mary Louise Sloan, Willie Mae Moore, Annie Lou Helen Manley, William Thomas Daniel III and John Franklin Daniel. She is survived by her six children, Joan Darlene Ferguson of Wiggins, Miss., James Mattison Ferguson Jr. and his wife, Judith, of Fort Bragg, Calif., Faith Wadene Smith and her husband, Robert, of Millsboro, Terry Hope Rivera and her husband, Jose, of Wheelwright, Ky., Steven Michael Ferguson of Newark, and John William Ferguson and his wife, Maria, of Newark; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation and funeral service were scheduled for March 21, 2019, at the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.