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Julysia Violet Mable “Julie” (Porter) Ferguson  

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.

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  1. Kevin Ferguson, May 31, 2018

    To the most wonderful mother a son could ask for, may your spirit soar High and watch over all your family as I know you would love too. I only wish you were still here to cherish.
    Love forever, Kevin

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    • mark s skielnik, May 31, 2018

      I will never forget all the family gatherings throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. Especially the parties where all the ladies gathered in their wigs,fake fingernails and eyelashes. Those were the good times! I will miss you Aunt Julie!! Love,Mark (Marco)

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  2. Kim Kincaid, May 31, 2018

    Heaven has received a new Angel too soon! I love you mum and miss you soooooooooooo much!
    I don’t know how I will make it without you. XOXOXOXOXOXO I will miss taking you out to dinner
    at Bone Fish Grill every Tuesday. I am Broken Hearted Forever, Love your Kimie

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  3. Karen Rutledge, May 31, 2018

    I love you so much mom, I miss you already. I need your love and support, I will try to move forward
    without you. I still need your help, I’m not ready for this, you are the newest and best Angel in Heaven.
    Love, Karen

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  4. Tracey Gipp (Hartley), May 31, 2018

    Loved my Aunty Julie very much, such a beautiful lady inside and out, such devastating news we are still coming to terms with, I have memories of her I will treasure for always, heaven has gained an amazing angel
    All our love forever and always
    Tracey, David, Jack, Megan, Billy xxxxx

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  5. Roxane Ferguson, May 31, 2018

    May you soar with the angels and know that you will be forever missed and loved. XO Love ya lots, Roxane

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  6. Tracey Gipp (Hartley), May 31, 2018

    Loved my Aunty Julie very much, such a beautiful lady inside and out, will cherish the memories I have of her and the times we spent together, heaven has gained a very special angel, devastating news we are still coming to terms with but her spirit will live on inside her family and friends
    All our love forever and always
    Tracey, David, Jack, Megan, Billy
    xxxxx

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  7. Sandy Bromley, May 31, 2018

    Kevin, Roxanne, & Family,

    I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. I feel so fortunate to have met such a kind and wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Sandy Bromley

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    • Kevin Ferguson, June 11, 2018

      Thanks for the kind words Sandy

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  8. Crystal Gary, May 31, 2018

    Although I never was blessed to personally meet you I know that you were a great woman loved by many. Your children and grandchildren are amazing people which only means that you raised them well. I pray for the peace of your family as they mourn and celebrate the wonderful life you lived.

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  9. Ginny Fisher, May 31, 2018

    Karen, Kim, Kevin & Family,
    Jesse & I extend our heartfelt condolences.
    We were blessed for all the laughter & fun times shared over our lifetime with Julie. She stepped in & stepped up to help anyone in need. A great teacher, friend and amazingly good card player!
    We miss her deeply & charish all our memories.
    A wonderful lady. All our love.
    Ginny & Jesse

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    • Kevin Ferguson, June 11, 2018

      Thanks for everything Ginny

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  10. Susan Clark, May 31, 2018

    My dear sweet Aunt Julie, I still can’t believe that you are no longer with us. I have so many fond memories of our times together. We enjoyed watching the birds come into the yard to feed,it always made you happy.you were such a kindhearted person, you were always ready to help out your family and friends. We can never thank you enough for your help and support with Mom. She was always happy to see you. you were loved by all and will be missed by many. We will always remember you with love and affection. Susan and Greg xxxxxooooo

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  11. Wendy & Tony Hartley, June 1, 2018

    Our hearts are broken with sadness, our sister Julie was the most inspiring lady you could ever meet, loving and caring & always had time for anyone all through her wonderful life. She loved Angels & that’s no wonder, she was an angel herself, always thinking of others. Although she lived in the USA since the 1960’s we were in touch constantly & will keep in our memories the wonderful holidays we had with her & her lovely family. We love you so much Julie, it seems unbearable, & will keep you close to our hearts until we meet again. You were taken too soon, you had so much more to give, God Bless, sleep tight my darling x

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  12. Dave and Jamie Frank, June 1, 2018

    Sorry for your loss Kevin.Prays for you and your family.

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    • Kevin Ferguson, June 11, 2018

      Thanks Dave, appreciate it

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  13. Megan Gipp, June 1, 2018

    Such a special woman , always loved when she come to visit us in England , you will be truly missed by everyone who met you aunty Julie , may you rest in perfect peace , all my love forever , megan xxx

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  14. Jennifer Tomkins, June 1, 2018

     I have sadly lost my lovely Sister Julie. My heart goes out to her wonderful Family. Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren. May God give you the strength to cope, our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Julie you will always be remembered fondly. I will miss our regular chats across the pond. Safe journey home.

    Love you lots, Jen, Ern & all the Family xx xxxx xxxxxx

    ‘To live in the ❤ of those we Love is not to die’

    Sent from Samsung tablet.

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  15. Kathy Clark, June 6, 2018

    We are so saddened to hear of your passing.Julie was an amazing woman who was always a pleasure to be around.She will be remembered for her kindness and sweet personality and greatly missed by many. Our prayers are with all her family. John + Kathy Clark

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