That evening mama and I took those flowers out into our back yard and with some small ceremony we dug a little hole and buried them under the old walnut tree. I must admit, because of that long ago episode Memorial Day with its poppies has always been sort of special to me.
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.
Jeanne was born in Pennsylvania and retired from the U.S. Government as a secretary for the Department of Agriculture. She was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church, and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert J. Ferguson. She is survived by her son, Steve Ferguson of Orange, VA; her daughter, Lisa Tyler and her husband, Terry Tyler, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren, Courtney Harris and her husband, Brad and Chris Tyler.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 2016 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, followed by a service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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