Name: Miranda Ferguson
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
DOD: August 24, 2017
OBITUARY:MIRANDA LEE FERGUSON
March 13, 1992 ~ August 24, 2017
Date of Service: August 31, 2017
Miranda Lee Ferguson, 25, Scranton, died unexpectedly Thursday evening at home.
Born in Scranton, she was the loving daughter of Ann Marie Riggi-Hopkins of Scranton and Lee Ferguson and his wife, Michelle, of Dunmore. Miranda was a graduate of Scranton High School and had been employed at both Gerrity’s Supermarket and Hobby Lobby as a department manager.
Miranda was a loving and caring mother to her beautiful daughter, Baylee, whom she adored. She was a loving sister and caretaker to her brothers. Miranda always loved a challenge, especially to better herself. She worked from putting shelves together all the way to department management at Hobby Lobby. Miranda’s interests included her love of music and her talent as a hair and makeup artist plus traveling to the beach and swimming in the ocean. She will be remembered for her bond and respect for the elders in the family, especially her grandparents, as she truly enjoyed spending time with them and learning from them.
In addition to her parents, Miranda is survived by her daughter, Baylee Marie Ferguson, at home; brothers, Thomas “TJ” Harrison, at home; and Ian Boni, Los Angeles, Calif.; stepbrother, Timothy; stepsisters, Katie, Jennelle and Amanda Hopkins; stepfathers, Thomas Harrison Sr. and Kelly Patrick Hopkins; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dolores Riggi; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Roy Ferguson; and step grandparents, Phil and Ida Chiarelli; two uncles, Jay Ferguson and Stephen Riggi; and a cousin, Cherlyn Ferguson.
The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore. Burial will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a blessing service to be held at 6:30 by the Rev. Michael Bryant.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baylee Ferguson Scholarship Fund.
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