Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
The goodness and graciousness of God serves as the platform upon which believers remain confident that the eternal life that lies beyond this earthly realm is commenced, when our earthly life has been completed.
Such was the conviction of Brother Bobby Lee Ferguson, whose earthly tenure began December 12, 1952. He was born in Newborn, Tennessee to the parental stewardship of Minnie and General Lee Ferguson.
In the tender years of his youth, he sealed his eternal destiny by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord, and Savior. His formal education was pursued in the public schools of Dyersburg, Tennessee. He graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1971.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1971. An honorable man with respectable intentions; Bobby enlisted to invest a twenty year commitment in service to his country as an Administrative Specialist.
While his Military Occupational Specialty entailed many aspects in many duty stations; he was tasked the additional responsibility of serving as a Drug and Alcohol Specialist. Among several duty stations he was assigned, his first and last duty station was Fort Hood, Texas.
In addition to the commencement of his military career in 1971, divine providence would afford Bobby the blessing of entering the holy bond of marriage to Patricia Brown during that same year. This union gave birth to the fruit of one son, Alphonso LeRay Ferguson. The dissolve of this union would open doors along his path to meet Maria Corazon in 1982. Their acquaintance with one another would develop into an allegiance to one another; ultimately resulted in a mutual affirmation of their decision to be married on October 4, 1985. Afforded the blessings of traveling the world, meeting people, making the most of loving others and maximizing his life was the joy of his quest, and the excitement of his embrace of fulfillment.
After his honorable retirement from the Army at Fort Hood in 1992, he furthered his investment to the work force by remaining gainfully employed on several jobs. He worked until his health demanded that he discontinue.
Among the hobbies he enjoyed to engage were fishing and bowling. These afforded him the unique opportunities to embrace the blessings of recreation, relaxation and personal reflection.
With a heart to assure that he stayed connected to the fellowship of the Body of Christ, he united with the People's Choice Worship Center in 1993. This would remain the local fellowship where he would submit to the Lordship of Christ under the ecclesiastical leadership of Bishop George Williams until the Lord delivered him from the shores of this earthly life.
On January 15, 2017 Bobby passed from the toils of this earthly life, to enter the Presence of his Lord. Among those preceding his deliverance from this life are his parents: Minnie and General Lee Ferguson; and one brother, Anthony Ferguson.
Among those who remain to celebrate the love and legacy of his honorable life are his loving and devoted wife: Maria Ferguson of Killeen, Texas; two sons: Alfonso LeRay Ferguson of Pulaski, Tennessee and Aldrin Gagado of Manila, Philippines; four siblings: Johnny Locust (Brenda) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Marvin Ferguson, (Rhonda) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Betty Stokes of Fort Gordon, Georgia and William Ferguson of Chicago, Illinois.