Patricia Ferguson Strain, 92, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Ridgeland Place Assisted Living in Ridgeland, MS. Private family graveside services were held Saturday, August 15, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood. Rev. Terry Barnes officiated.
Pat was born in Greenwood to Daniel and Ella Mae Ferguson. After her father’s passing she moved to West Point where she graduated high school. After high school she returned to Greenwood and in 1948 married Ben Strain. She started work at the Welfare Department where she remained until her retirement in the 1980’s. She was a faithful member of North Greenwood Baptist Church for many years where she worked in the nursery department and enjoyed L.L.L. Pat loved spending time with family and growing flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Benton C. Strain.
She is survived by a daughter, Danice Miller; a son, Benton C. “Ben” Strain Jr. (Lynn) of Madison; five grandchildren, Chami S. Kane (Jon) of Oak Grove, Chip Strain (Bridget) of Hattiesburg, Chandler Strain (Olivia) of Madison, Katie Dugan (Rick) of San Diego, CA, Jennifer Pearson (Tim) of Arlington, TN and 13 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to North Greenwood Baptist Church 615 Grand Blvd., Greenwood, MS 38930, or the charity of donor’s choice.
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