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Charlotte was born on Saturday, March 13, 1920, in Kilgore, Texas the fifth child to the parentage of Warren and Eva Daniels Taylor. Her well spent century ended on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas.
Early in life she united with and was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church. In later years after marriage, she relocated to the Pirtle Community and came to Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church under watch care resulting in many years of service as a deaconess, and usher, work in the Women’s Mission, Vacation Bible School, Culinary Committee, and an added voice in the senior and mission choirs.
When not working in her church she could be found indulging in her passion of fishing or enjoying making quilts.
Her early education was garnered in the public schools of the New Hope School District for a long work career. For two years she was employed by Kilgore Independent School District as a custodian. Beginning at the age of 19, she held employment with Ben and Sarah Gertz in their high-end fashion store, The Toggery, and in their private home followed by retirement in 1972.
She was married to Valvard Dewbois Ferguson, Sr. for 27 years prior to his death and one son was born to the union.
Her parents, husband, and siblings, Lula Albert Templeton, Verdie Templeton Sanders, Elberta Sanders, Juanita Williams, R. L. Taylor and Canary Taylor Carter all preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Valvard D. Ferguson, Jr. of Kilgore, TX; grandchildren, Trent Ferguson and Kendrick Solomon both of Henderson, TX; Cornett Toliver of Kilgore, TX; Angelique Toliver and Corey Lilly both of Longview, TX; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Solomon of Henderson, TX; special friend, Mrs. Martha Jane Williams of Kilgore, TX; a host of god-children, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
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