September 5, 1950 ~ February 7, 2021
Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA
Marilyn Shuptrine Ferguson, age 70, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, February 7th, 2021. Marilyn was born September 5, 1950 in Atlanta, to the late John Sylvester Shuptrine, III and Mary Goodyear Nix Shuptrine. Marilyn graduated from Druid Hills High School, Class of 1968. She married David Robert Ferguson on December 13, 1970 and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Marilyn and Dave raised their children in Durham, NC, and moved to Lawrenceville in 1997.
Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, David Robert Ferguson, daughters and son-in-law Beth and Tony Scalzitti of Lawrenceville, and Michelle Ferguson and Jay Bowerman of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Sophia, Isabella, and Tony Scalzitti, Chelsea Caddell and Emma Bowerman; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Whatley Ferguson; stepsisters Jennifer (Charles) Ammons and Margaret (Joseph) Jung; brother-in-law, Michael Steger; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Steger, stepmother Margaret Shuptine, and stepmother Barbara Shuptrine.
Marilyn was an avid crafter, loved music, particularly country music and anything played by her husband’s band, Fair Oaks. She collected Coca Cola memorabilia and the “P-word” was not allowed at her house. She and Dave loved to travel, enjoyed attending Trivia Night with friends, and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils. Marilyn loved children, was a former preschool teacher, and doted on her 5 grandchildren, often taking them out for special outings and having them over for fun sleepover nights. She was very active with the Girl Scouts when her daughters were children, and still helped with cookie sales with her granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:
American Heart Association
PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online at https://www.heart.org/
McMannen Methodist Church
4102 Neal Road, Durham NC 27705 or online at: http://mcmannenumc.org/
Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry
PO Box 1328, Lawrenceville GA 30046 or online at: https://lawrencevilleco-op.org/
Visitation: February 20, 2021 2:00 pm - February 20, 2021 4:00 pm
Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046