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Blanch Victoria Ferguson Celebrating 100 Years of Blessings! August 1st, 2009 Blanch Victoria Ferguson was born at Colonel Hill Crooked Island on the 1st August, 1909, to the parentage of James and Margarett Ferguson. She is the second oldest of nine (9) children and now has 3 living siblings Robert Ferguson and Neomi Collie of Miami Florida, and Ellen Johnson of Nassau. She received her education at Colonel Hill All Age School until completion at age 14 years. Being a brilliant student she was chosen to be a Monitor and served for 3 years. She was joined in holy matrimony to Arthur Moss of Moss Town on January 1st, 1930, and was blessed with two children. One son Hilard Moss of New York and Pastor Gweneth Gibson. Her husband predeceased her in 1933 as a result of an acute illness. She remained single and raised her children with the support of her family.

return to Crooked Island she remarried to the late Pastor Phillip Darville Ferguson, they owned and operated a mini grocery store as he saw the need in the community. A community minded woman, she was an active committee member of the Red Cross and made many pieces of clothing for the underprivileged throughout the Bahamas. Her home was always open to traveling missionaries and to those who needed a meal, a house of prayer or hurricane shelter. Mama Blanch, as she was affectionately called throughout the island, is known for her faithfulness to her church - The Church Of God Of Prophecy. She accepted the Lord as her personal Saviour in 1943 and has remained faithful to Him to this present time. The church was organized in her home in 1950 and services were held there until 1952 when the first structure was constructed in Fair Field. She was an avid church member, missionary leader, organist, prayer band leader, Sunday school teacher, and attended every national convention with her husband Pastor and Overseer Darville Ferguson, until their twilight years, when they absolutely could not travel anymore. She is a pioneer in the history making and building of the church and made stellar contributions to this ministry. This giant of a woman has left a legacy for many to pattern, and she continues to bear witness of her Saviour by reaching out to encourage whomever she comes in contact with and lead persons to Christ.

Farming was one of the main means of living: Blanch was a hard worker. Her main farms were across "the creek" where she had to wade through water to get to them. The sandy soil was ideal for growing sweet potatoes, melons, peas and beans, which were plenteous at harvest.

Presently she resides at her daughter's home and is well taken care of. She has one step-son Lemuel Ferguson one step-daughter Jeraldine Wilson, 10 grand-children and 17 great grand-children. Today she celebrates her 100th birthday! She is coherent, her memory and faculties are intact.

She traveled to the United States where her parents had relocated and she took care of them until their demise. In 1968, upon her

To God be the glory for great things He has and continues to do! *

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