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Oran M. Roberts

Oran M. Roberts

Chapter 440

United Daughters of the Confederacy®


Houston, Harris County, Texas


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In Memoriam


Minalee Muery Ferguson


Minalee Martha Muery Ferguson (Mrs. Merle Crockett Ferguson)


RESOLUTION OF RESPECT


Whereas, the Officers and Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy® (UDC) express our deepest respect and sympathy on the loss of our former Recording Secretary, Minalee Martha Muery Ferguson (Mrs. Merle Crockett Ferguson) on Monday, 29 September 2008; and,

Whereas, Mrs. Ferguson was born on Monday, 22 April 1918, in Houston, Harris County, Texas and was the daughter of Louis John and Lola Lee (Wilburn) Muery; and,

Whereas, On Wednesday, 15 December 1971, Mrs. Ferguson, became a member of the Oran M. Robert Chapter 440, UDC, on the service of her grandfather, Private William Warren Wilburn, who served during The War Between the States in Co. D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Missouri; and,

Whereas, During the over 36 years of her continuous membership, she served the chapter in various offices including Recording Secretary until her illness precluded her from active participation; and,

Whereas, In 2002, she was awarded her 25 Year Membership Pin from the UDC; and,

Whereas, On Wednesday, 7 April 1948, her mother, Mrs. Muery, a Real Daughter, became a member of the Oran M. Robert Chapter 440, UDC; and,

Whereas, She had three children: John Scott Ferguson, Charles Evans Ferguson and Lee Etta Ferguson Sloan (Mrs. Clyde E., Jr.) [a third-generation member of the Oran M. Robert Chapter 440, UDC]; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and in 1973, was preceded in death by her husband; and,

Whereas, Mrs. Ferguson’s funeral was held on Saturday, 3 October 2008, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Houston and burial was at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in that same community; and,

Whereas, Her death will leave an immeasurable loss as we remember her devotion, loyalty, friendship and leadership to the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC.

Now Therefore, Be It So Resolved, That the Officers and Members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC, hereby extends their deepest sympathy to her family and acknowledge to them our gratitude and deepest admiration for her many years of faithful and devoted service to our Chapter that she cared so much about; and,

Be it Further Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the permanent records of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC and a copy be sent to the President, Texas Division; Chaplain, Texas Division; Chaplain General; and, to the Floyd Family.

Adopted, on Saturday, the 18th day of October, 2008.

Lynna Kay Shuffield, President

Kathy Brown Bilnoski, Secretary/Treasurer

Mary Jane Bernard, Chaplain


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