Vicky Lynn McComas Ferguson, 68, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2020, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, following a long, brave battle with ovarian cancer.
She will be remembered for her love of family and friends, honesty, thrift and often dry, but deep, sense of humor.
A native of Elk City, Okla., Vicky was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. A retired Registered Nurse who worked with plastic surgeons in Oklahoma City, Okla., and New Orleans, she was valued as a knowledgeable professional whose talents with needle and thread were unsurpassed. She had been a resident of the Byrd’s Chapel community of Carriere, Miss., for a number of years.
Vicky was preceded in death by her dear mother, Betty Elwanda McComas of Elk City and Carriere; her father, Bill McComas of Elk City; brother, Nick McComas of Eufaula, Okla.; beloved nephew, Kolby Lankford of Vacaville, Calif.; and of course our “Favorite Aunts,” Erdene B. Jones of Sayre, Okla., and Jimmie Sims Stockstill of Byrd’s Chapel.
She is survived by her husband, Don Ferguson of Byrd’s Chapel; daughter, Tonya Boggess of McEwen, Tenn.; sons, Ian (Kelsey Kitch) Ferguson, M.D., of Tacoma, Wash., and Jacob Ferguson, BSEE, of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, Bryndon Boggess of Oklahoma City; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Arnold “Pete” Lankford of Lawton, Okla.; father- and mother-in law, Gil and June Ferguson of Byrd’s Chapel; sister-in-law, Karen (Richard) Strahan of Poplarville, Miss., and their children, Brandy (Anthony) Hardin, Chris (Rebecca) Strahan and Raymond Strahan; brother-in-law, Scott (Marsha Johnson) Ferguson of New Orleans and their children Bankston Brady and Emily Bess; nephew, Kris (Megan) Lankford of Chicago, Ill., and their sons, Kayden, Landon and Mayson; niece, Claire Lankford of Vacaville; niece, Crystal (Chuck) Bailey of Oklahoma City and their children, Burke and Brylee; cousins, Brenda Troyani of Pearl River, and Lynn Conally of Dallas, Texas; and many other relatives and friends far and near whom she sincerely loved.
Per her wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Remains will be interred at Byrd’s Chapel and Elk City.
Respectful of her practicality, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, or the charity/scholarship fund of your choice.