Public Visitation will be held on Thursday, the day of her funeral only starting at 9am
Lillian Rochita Ferguson was born on January 16, 1963 to the late Lillian Ferguson and the late John Wesley Cole. She attended the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA., where she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior.
Rochita, as she was fondly known, was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System, where she graduated from John T Bartram High school in 1980. Rochita went on to study at Gordon Philips School of Cosmetology. She passed her state boards and became a licensed Beautician. Rochita was so excited to practice her newly acquired craft on her late mother (Lillian). They would often laugh and joke about various styles she created and mom wore them proudly.
Rochita was known as an agent of change. She fought for social justice and was instrumental in her Philadelphis, PA. neighborhood where she helped to facilitate a better environment while residing there. Even after she relocated from Philly to VA, she never stopped fighting for change. Rochita worked with local officials in VA and was instrumental in securing a stop sign in a high traffic area so that the children would be safe as they played. She cared for the sick and the elderly. She was kind, generous and loving and she loved the Lord. Rochita loved her family, her kids, grandkids, siblings, nieces and nephews.. She was a woman of great faith. She did not allow difficult situations or trials to get her down. She would often say "keep your eyes on Jesus" no matter what the situation. She was fond of the old Hymns as it brought her closer to the presence of the Lord. Rochita served the Lord, even to the end. She will be sorely missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two children Corren and Lamar, two grandchildren Brooklyn and London, four sisters, Gilda, Sandra, Shyrl and Syeeda, one brother Enoch and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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