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Etta M. Ferguson

May 24, 1933 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 88)

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On the Island of Jamaica, in the West Indies on May 24th, 1933, the home of Alexander and Julia Johnson was blessed with the birth of their fourth child Etta. Etta along with her siblings brought her parents much joy in their lives.

She was nourished in a Christian environment and attended the public school in Deeside where she would occasionally get in trouble for fighting.

Upon leaving the public school system, Etta went to work at Hampden Estates. Soon after, with the help of her employer, she received a job offer in Kingston working as a conductor on a passenger bus.

During her time working on the bus, she met her future husband Oswald. They joined in union on August 13th ,1964. Soon after their marriage, Etta and Oswald migrated to the Bahamas, specifically the island of Freeport where they spent several years working. Eventually they returned to Jamaica and then migrated to the Unites States of America. Etta worked hard as a nurse for several years, caring for her patients with the same love and patience she had for her children and grandchildren.

After they retired Etta & Tailor decided that they would return to Jamaica to live out their golden years, but due to health reasons she had to return to the United States for medical care.

Etta was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a loving daughter, wife and an even more loving mother and grandmother. As a mother there was nothing that she would not do to make sure her children's needs were being met fully. She always encouraged her children to be responsible, to care for others and to be the best version of themselves that they could be. Etta's life was about being helpful in anyway possible and caring for those she loved.

To say she will be missed is an understatement. Her shining light has been dimmed but not extinguished.

Etta was preceded in death by her husband Oswald, all her siblings and her parents.

In the stillness of the dawn on Sunday May 15th, 2022, Etta quietly slipped away to receive her heavenly crown in Glory which was promised to her by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memories are her children: Ornett, Lindon, Wendy, Donna, and Milton; her grand; great grand; and great great grandchildren; brother-in-law; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

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Public Viewing
June 13, 2022

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Funeral Service
June 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Wiefels & Son Mortuary
50 E. Nicolet St.
Banning, CA 92220

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