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Thelma B. “Tommie” Ferguson

December 4, 1953 - February 22, 2022

Thelma B. Ferguson, fondly known as Tommie, age 68, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 4, 1953, she was a daughter of the late William and Thelma (Plank) Buchanan. Tommie earned her Master of Instruction degree from the University of Delaware in 1993. She worked as a school teacher and educational diagnostician for Colonial School District for 31 years until her retirement in 2005. During her career, Tommie enjoyed working in special education. She loved to travel and visited many countries including Italy, Greece, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey.

Tommie is survived by her loving husband, William E. “Bill” Ferguson; children, Bill Ferguson (Beverly) and Angela Ferguson-Ford (John); grandsons, Charlie (Lisa) and Dustin; granddaughter, Tiffany; great granddaughter, Charlotte; sister, Sandy Kaczmarczyk (Hank); and nieces, Jenny, Heather, and Holly.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment will be held privately in Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tommie’s memory to the Brandywine SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.

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11 Condolences for Thelma B. “Tommie” Ferguson

  • Bill.
    You are in my prayers. Tommie was a very special person and a wonderful friend.

  • May peace and love, and comfort surround you in your sadness.
    Brenda and Jeff

  • Bill, So sorry to hear of Tommie’s passing. I must say that she was one of the nicest persons I ever met. How she was able to handle her illnesses over the last few years was amazing. Hope you can take some comfort on how you were to able to care for her. You’re both special people.

  • I am so sorry for you loss. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  • With a heavy heart I wish to send condolences to all of Tommie’s family. I enjoyed her visits to my home and quilting studio. She was undoubtedly a sweet woman. Rest In Peace Tommie.💐

  • Bill & family: I’m so sorry to hear of your loss & Tommie’s passing. I knew Tommie when I worked at McCullough from 1991-2007. She was a very special person that I adored knowing & working with at McC. I loved & will always remember her smile & positive outlook. You will all be in my thoughts & prayers. Fondly Joyce

  • Sorry to hear of Tommies passing. Was good friends with her as a kid and through high school. Condolences to the family and friends.

  • Rest In Peace Tommie.
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your shared memories—may God bless you and comfort you,

  • This is not goodbye. Your spunky spirit will live on among those who had the privilege of walking life’s journey with you.
    Remembering all the happy times and Quiddler games and especially your skunk Halloween costume.
    Rest peacefully, you have earned your reward in heaven.
    ❤️✝️Barb

  • LifeHouse Church will miss and feel the void of Tommie greatly! She was a great blessing to us – so faithful, generous, kind, and supportive. We will be praying for you, Bill!

  • Shortly after I went to Tommie’s funeral, my dog Lisey, who was like a daughter to me in the degree of love that I felt for her, died on March 30, 2022. The power of grief has been almost overwhelming, as I miss her unconditional love terribly. However, a small amount of comfort has taken hold, with the hope that now Tommie and Annie, and now my Lisey may all be together in the same space and watching over me and soothing my aching heart. Tommie was such an angel on Earth, the nicest person ever. So, I am comforted to know that now she is there to take care of my Lisey for me…I could not think of a more precious and caring soul to do so. Until we meet again, Tommie….thank you for being in my life.