Julysia Violet Mable “Julie” (Porter) Ferguson
December 2, 1935 – May 28, 2018
Julysia Violet Mable “Julie” (Porter) Ferguson, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Born in London, England on December 2, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Lionel George and Violet Victoria Mable (Snoxell) Porter. Julie moved from England in 1960 with her husband and infant daughter. Together, they opened a restaurant in Arden called the Blue Boar Inn. She also worked as a banking secretary while raising their three children. Julie advanced in her banking career, however had a passion for the restaurant business and worked as the memorable “hostess with the mostess” at the Columbus Inn in Wilmington after retiring from the First Union Bank.
A dedicated family matriarch, Julie loved spending time at the beach, pool and with her family, grandchildren and friends and spoke to her sisters in England daily. A true care giver, she was a dear friend and spent her time caring for and helping her friends and family. She was also a great cook, seamstress and crafter. Her hobbies included puzzles, scrabble, rummy, game shows, collecting angels and Dancing with the Stars, if she could stay awake that late. She loved tennis and competitive challenge games on the wii fit. Above all, she will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and dear friend.
In addition to her parents, Julie was preceded in death by her husband Anthony James “Tony” Ferguson; brother, Micky; and sister, Maureen. She is survived by her children, Karen J. Rutledge (Richard), Kimberly D. Kincaid (Robert) and Kevin A. Ferguson (Roxane); sisters, Wendy Hartley (Tony) and Jennifer Tomkins (Ernie); grandchildren, Jackie (Shane), Richard (Kasia), Sarah (Sean), Robbie, Scott, Nick, Alexis and Zachery; and great grandchildren, Jackson, Carson, Jordan, Richard, Riley, Luke, Bryce and Hunter.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 12 noon until 2 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront Christina Ballroom, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julie’s name to Meals on Wheels, 100 West 10th St, Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801.