Clarington Ferguson

Clarington Ferguson

3/9/2016 9:08:40 AM

The sleepy settlement of The Forest came alive on August 16, 1948 as newlyweds Charles and Ethalee Ferguson announced the birth of their first child and named him Clarington.  As a young boy, he was always easy going, full of laughter and humor.

“Clay” or “Big Daddy” as he was affectionately called began his early education at Mt. Thompson All-Age School where he, like many others, had to leave at an early age in order to assist his parents in providing for other siblings.

His first place of employment was at Bahama Acre Ltd. as an auto mechanic but later he moved to Nassau where he was employed by Nassau Ready Mix as a heavy equipment operator.  Clay became the patriarch of the family at an early age when his father passed away while they were very young.  He was hard working and a go-getter as providing for his family was first and foremost on his mind. 

This ambition led him to open his own company, Ferguson Pumping Service where being a family oriented man; it enabled him to take care of not only his siblings but cousins, nieces and nephews as well as other family members.

Clay love for the Lord grew stronger as he got older.  It was evident in his conversations so it came as no surprise when he joined First Baptist Church and was baptized.

He was blessed with five wonderful children from a previous relationship.  On February 23rd, he was joined in holy matrimony to the former Angela Smickle. 

Clay was diagnosed with diabetes many years ago and his health gradually began to deteriorate.  He was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital Tuesday, March 1st 2016  but family members were looking forward to his release.  He conveyed his desire to be reunited with his mother to close family members as they visited with him.  His wish came true when God looked down on His faithful servant on March 7th and called him home.  Clay’s time slipped into eternity.   

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