Jerome Garland Ferguson was born June 29, 1975 to Garland Wellman and Sharon Ferguson who preceded him in death. Jerome was the oldest of four siblings.
Jerome was affectionately known as Toby to his family and friends. He accepted Christ at an early age. Toby rededicated his life to Christ and was baptized under the leadership of Pastor O.C. Tabb of New Beginning in 1997 (Detroit, MI)
Toby was educated in the Detroit Public School system; Graduating from Northwestern High School in 1994. Continuing his education at Southeast Community College for Early Childhood Development.
He met the Love of his life Gwen in 1998, which led to their union on October 31, 2006 in Lincoln Nebraska. The amount of love they shared for each other led them to open their home to fostering children. Toby had a big heart which led him into never meeting any strangers.
One of Toby proudest moments was seeing his daughter graduate from Michigan State University. He enjoyed making new memories with his family as he enjoyed playing spades with his brother and flighting the table. He was currently working on his 1978 Buick LaSabre.
Even with his minor health issue he unexpectedly made his transition to be with the Lord on June 16, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Gwen Ferguson, on daughter Shantinique McKaplain, his father Garland Wellman, mother and father in love Winston and Tonya, on brother Desmond, two sisters Simone and Crystal, four brother's in love, three sister's in love, three aunts Monica, Cornelia, and Bobbe, two uncles Larry and Harold and a host of nieces, nephews family and friends.
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