TEXAS CITY — On September 4, 1947, a very special baby girl was born to the union of Arthur Ferguson, Sr. and Lettie M. Ferguson. This beautiful baby girl was named Maxine.
Maxine attended Galveston public schools, graduating from Central High School in 1966. She graduated from Prairie View A&M University where she majored in Education.
Maxine was employed by the Galveston Independent School District. She rendered 35 years of dedicated service at Austin Middle School and Central Middle School.
She was a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She was also a member of TSTA educator’s group.
Maxine was baptized at a very early age at Shiloh African Methodist Episcopal Church, beginning her wonderful journey with God.
She was a faithful member of each church in which her brother, Rev. Arthur Ferguson pastored; Allen Chapel-Beaumont; Bethel- Port Arthur, Primm Chapel-La Marque, Reedy Chapel-Galveston, Clear Lake A.M.E.-Clear Lake, and most recently, St. Paul-West Columbia. She served as a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Stewardess Board and Board of Trustees.
Foster parenting was one of Maxine’s most prized ministries. Through this ministry she fostered Fa Shun, LaDonna, Joshua,Yunekia and Oneshia. She was blessed with the entry of Faith Euell in her life.
On September 8, 2007, surrounded by her sisters, brother and niece, God recognized that Maxine needed rest. God led her to her mother’s arms and when she closed her eyes, was granted her sweet, sweet rest.
Maxine was preceded in death by her father. She leaves her legacy of love and devotion in the hearts of her mother, Lettie Mae Ferguson, her sisters Mae E. Childs, Lettie Young (Johnny Ray), Bertha Ferguson; her brother, Rev. Arthur Ferguson (Debra), her nieces Eraka Watson (Chris), Shamika Ferguson, Le Trina Young, Ashley Ferguson, Amber Ferguson, her nephews, Samuel Childs, Jr. (Naria), Jamal Young and Corey Greenwood, very special cousins Leo, Loreatha, Angelina and Corey Johnson, a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends Donna Armstrong, Patricia Fifer, Bobbie White and her Central Middle School Family.
Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2007, at Reedy Chapel AME Church, 2013 Broadway, in Galveston. The Homegoing celebration will begin immediately following the visitation with the Rev. Reginald Honors officiating. The Rev. Arthur Ferguson will deliver the eulogy.
Burial will take place at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.
Memorials, flowers, cards and any other expressions of sympathy can be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas, 409/621-1677.