Gilberta (Beard) Ferguson

August 16, 1930 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Gilberta Ferguson Tribute

Gilberta Beard Ferguson, age 93, of Proctorville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on January 6,2024 at St. Mary’s Medical Center after a brief illness. 

Born August 16,1930, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert N. Beard and Fern Whitehead Beard of South Point, Ohio. She was preceded in death by the love of her life James(Jim) H. Ferguson of South Point, Ohio whom she married on July 2, 1949. 

Gilberta was a life member of Solida Missionary Baptist Church where her husband was a deacon for 42 years. They were active members in many church activities, including church camp and vacation bible school. Gilberta was employed by South Point Local School District as the administrator of food services. Gilberta retired in 1992. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, C.Charles Beard ,Thomas A. Beard and one sister Elizabeth Jane Beard Tyree. Also, a great granddaughter. 

She is survived by two sons, J. Chriss Ferguson of Columbus, Ohio and Frederick N. Ferguson (Diane) of Verona, Kentucky; two daughters, I. Victoria Farley (John) of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia and Anita Diane King (Kevin) of Ashland, Kentucky and two sisters, Sally Marlene Beard Lester and Julia Ellen Beard Gibson. “Granny” will be missed  by 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly. 

Visitation will be Thursday, January 11, from Noon until 1:00 pm, at Beard Mortuary, 3001 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25702. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00pm, with Pastor Rock Dearfield officiating. Burial will follow in Highlawn Memorial Gardens, South Point, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 

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January 11, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Beard Mortuary
3001 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702

Funeral Service
January 11, 2024

1:00 PM
Beard Mortuary
3001 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV 25702


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