Ruth Holmes Ferguson, 70, retired from Sentara College of Health Sciences

Ruth Holmes Ferguson
Ruth Holmes Ferguson

Ruth Holmes Ferguson, 70, of Virginia Beach, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

Born in Stambaugh, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, she was the daughter of Thorsten and Florence Holmes. She received a BSN from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and retired as an associate professor of nursing from Sentara College of Health Sciences.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Sawyer.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Heather Seale (Eric) of Rocky Mount and Heidi Mason (Roy) of Chesapeake; son, Michael Sean Ferguson (Francheska) of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Noah and Oscar Seale, Kate and Jules Mason; two sisters, Barbara Goodkin (Mitch) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Janet Kabbe of Palm Coast, Florida; and three nieces and three nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sentara College of Health Sciences.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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