Norris Keith Ferguson, Jr., 62, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday (Oct. 6, 2019). Keith was born on Feb. 16, 1957 in Fayetteville to Marie M. Ferguson and the late Norris Keith Ferguson, Sr. His primary professional background was spent as a signal engineer for CSX Transportation. Keith loved 80s and 90s country music and was a John Wayne and Andy Griffith fan. Keith was known as a prankster and had the best belly laugh. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Melissa “Missy” Ferguson (Derryal) Strickland of Jacksonville, Fla., Jennifer Ferguson (Chris) Jessup of St. Augustine, Fla., and Ashley Ferguson (Bradley) Bonning of Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, Abigail and Annabelle Jessup, Henry Bonning and a baby Bonning on the way; sister, Karen Ferguson (Jim) Dickson of Murfreesboro; nephew, Holden Phillips; and dog, Sasha. Memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Milton Nesbitt officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at Higgins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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