Mabel Earnestine Ferguson-Wade was born on August 15, 1919; near the end of the Spanish flu epidemic and passed away on January 24, 2021 during the current epidemic. Mabel was the seventh child born to the union of Clarence M. and Florence N. Ferguson in Cleveland, Ohio. In the 1920s the family of 13 moved to Crennell Avenue where Mabel lived until 2010 when she became ill.
Mabel attended Cleveland public schools, graduating from John Adams High School in 1938. In 1947 Mabel married Andrew Wade and to this union was born one son Donald Wade. After her divorce Mabel moved back home with Donald and in the 1950s she began to work at what is now the department of defense until 1988 when she retired. After retirement Mabel spent her time traveling with some of her nieces and nephews all across the USA from east coast to west coast. She also loved to volunteer at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, which she had attended since childhood. Mabel also loved the National Council of Negro Women Cuyahoga county section. She attended all the conferences and functions up until her health permitted. Mabel and her sister Margret were life members.
Mabel was preceded in death by her son, Donald Wade, seven sisters, and five brothers. She lived a long life and has left to mourn her passing, her sister Lavern Ferguson, many nieces and nephews and many family and friends.
We all love you always, and will miss you dearly Mabel.
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