Etta J Ferguson Obituary

AUGUST 11, 1960 – MAY 31, 2024


Etta Jane (Adkinson) Ferguson was born August 11, 1960 in Chillicothe, Texas to Willie K. Adkinson and Velma Lorene (McIntyre) Adkinson. She passed from this life on May 31, 2024 in Nacogdoches and had attained the age of 63 years.

Ms. Etta was united in marriage with Billy Joe Ferguson and precedes her in death. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. When she was able, she attended the First Baptist Church of Center for many years. Since 2011, as she struggled with health issues, she resided in several different nursing homes, the most recent one being Westward Trails in Nacogdoches.

Etta Jane was the most loving, happy person that anyone could meet. She loved “everyone” and had an infectious smile. She especially loved her family and her close friends, using all of her minutes up on her phone with daily phone calls. It brightened her life. She loved to sing and it had delighted her heart that she was able to help raise her great nieces and nephews. Her little baby dolls were also an expression of her loving spirit, as she loved on them and dressed them each and every day.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Joyce Ferguson and husband Willis of Garrison; brother, Willie Lee Adkinson of Center and her sister-in-law, Cissy Adkinson, also of Center; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 children, Vanessa and Billy Joseph Ferguson, and a brother, Kent Adkinson.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas. Bro. Cookie & Sis. Fran Fitzgerald will officiate. The following will be pallbearers: Willis Leon Ferguson, Jr., Marcus Adkinson, Kolton Adkinson, Cody Adkinson, Brandon Lawson, Robbie Guider, Justin Adkinson and Johnny McCarty. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Brittain and Johnny Brittain.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors will be in charge of arrangements.