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05/17/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Macy Ferguson C

Macycle Lee Ferguson Cook
(28 Jan 1932 - 14 May 2015)
Newport News High School Class of @ 1949

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad news today.  Macy Ferguson Cook passed away in Hampton on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the age of 83.  She was the sister-in-law of the late
   Frank Ottofaro ('54).

From the Daily Press - 05/17/15:   

                     Macycle Ferguson Cook



HAMPTON - Macycle L. Cook passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the age of 83. She was a housewife and mother who provided Cook's Day Nursery and School for 41 years.

Macycle was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha I. Ferguson; father, Edward E. Ferguson; brother, William Ed Ferguson, Sr.; sister, Dorothy F. Topping; brother-in-law, Frank Ottofaro; and sister-in-law, Grace Ferguson. She is survived by her husband, Ruben T. Cook, Sr.; son, Ruben T. Cook, Jr. and wife Tammy; brother, Denny W. Ferguson and wife Shirley of Poquoson; sisters, Loretta F. Haney of Poquoson, Evangeline F. Quinn, and Dora F. Ottofaro of Hampton; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and lots of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, May 22, 2015 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, May 23 at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on May 17, 2015.  
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

  Love you Macy, and will miss you dearly. Love Midge and Susan

~ Midge/Susan Quinn, Hampton, Virginia

Sunday, May 17, 2015  

Rubin, I have very fond memories of your mom. I lived on Ramsey Court for many years, and I worked at the nursery, as well as I had my daughter there for a while. Your parents were always very kind to my family. I lost my mother in January, so I know the pain you are going through. Remember the memories and that will help you through the sad times. Above all, please know how much your mother loved you. You were the light of her life and she was very proud of you.

~ Joyce E. Robertson, Hampton, Virginia

Sunday, May 17, 2015    

I attended Cook's Day Nursery and School 50 years ago. It was an awesome facility and I have many fond memories and pictures from the special activities that they provided for us. 

RIP, Mrs. Cook. You and your family and staff were very special in the lives of many.

~ Ruth Gungle, Virginia Beach, VirginiaContact Me

Sunday, May 17, 2015

  Heaven has another Angel. May you rest in paradise.

~ Scott and Kandie White, Hampton, Virginia


Sunday, May 17, 2015

  Aunt Macy had me at her day nursery and school since I was born in 1961. We had many family get togethers at her house, and a lot of the school, playground, and furnishings have been left unchanged after all of these years. I used to run into her and Uncle Reuben for the past three years eating out for either lunch or breakfast at both Hardee's or Hot Dog King, and you would never find these two too far apart from the other. They were two of the hardest working people I have ever seen, and I can only offer cousin Reuben Jr., and his dad Reuben Sr., the peace, solitude, and love that only can be found through family support at this time. I will truly miss Aunt Macy. She was a very strong and stern woman who taught us all that with a little hard work, you can accomplish anything you wish to in life.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

  I went to school there. I worked there later for 3 years. I loved and deeply respected her.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Macy's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words by Sarah Flower Adams (22 Feb 1805 - 14 Aug 1848), based loosely on Genesis 28:1119,[1], 1841
Music (Bethany) by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 11 Aug 1872), 1856

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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