Muriel Virginia Ferguson

Muriel Virginia Ferguson, age 92, of Loudoun County Virginia, was called home to our Lord on May 10, 2020 (Mother’s Day). She had been in poor health and died from the Coronavirus. She was born on January 2, 1928, in Harlem, NY, to loving parents Tillie and John Plumber Arrington. Muriel had a sharp mind, worked hard, and was a gifted student. After graduating from George Washington High School, New York, NY, she earned a scholarship and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. She then went on to enjoy a successful 40-year career in the insurance industry. Muriel was a light in the world who brought joy and warmth to family, friends, and everyone who knew her. She was a strong, determined women who stood up for what was right. Altruistic by nature and passionate about family, her love knew no bounds. As a dedicated single mother of three sons, she was actively involved in their academic and athletic activities, giving encouragement, and cheering them on. Muriel also relished music, dancing, gardening, playing cards, shopping, and sharing time with those she loved.

After many years on her own, Muriel met the love of her life, Richard Ferguson, and remarried in 1972. Married for 48 years, Muriel and Richard traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, enjoying different experiences, cultures, fine food, and the arts. In addition to loving each other, God and church were very important to them. They were active church goers, at-tending All Souls’ Church, New York, NY, Church of the Messiah, Chesapeake, VA, and most recently, St. Matthew’s Church, Sterling, VA. Muriel was preceded in death by her loving parents, Tillie and John Plumber Arrington; brothers, Marcellus and Lionel; and her daughter, Leslie Guitano. She is survived by her husband, Richard Ferguson; their children and spouses, Alvin (Charleen), David (Susan), Marc (Jane), Rick (Sharon); grandchildren, Desiree (Robert), Alvin, Jessica (Michael), Jennifer (Cory), Jason, Natalie (Christopher), Nicole, Adam (Fardous), Kelly, Taylor, Alana, David Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Patrick, Ryan, Sydney, Nate, Sophie, Jade, Noelle, Jordan, Genevieve, and Jamal. She cherished her family and was loved by all. A memorial service celebrating Muriel’s “love of life,”will be held in Virginia at a future date. In lieu of flowers, Muriel would be honored to have donations made in her name to St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 201 East Frederick Drive, Sterling, VA 20164. God bless Muriel and may she rest in peace.

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