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APRI Saddened By Death of Sister Patricia Cook Ferguson, Vice President of the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU)

Monday, November 5, 2012

APRI Saddened By Death of Sister Patricia Cook Ferguson, Vice President of the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU)(A. Philip Randolph Institute)

Dear APRI Family,

It is with profound regret that we announce the passing of Sister Patricia Cook Ferguson, Vice President of the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU).  

Sister Ferguson also served as a member of the BTU Executive Board, and Chair of the BTU Safety Committee and Chair of the BTU Organizing Committee.  She also did training on ergonomics and LGBT issues. She also served as Secretary-Treasurer of American Federation of Teachers-Maryland.  Ferguson was a special education teacher, most recently at Garrison Middle School #42.

An ardent supporter of civil rights and equal justice, Sister Ferguson was also president of the Baltimore County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  A life-time member of the NAACP, Ferguson was first elected president of the associationís Baltimore County Branch in 1992 and served until 1998. She then served as the associationís vice president from 1999 until 2002. She was again elected president in 2002 and served successive terms until the present.

Patricia Cook Ferguson was a frequent spokesperson in the local media on civil rights issues and in the community and served on various Boards.

Sister Ferguson was 56.

Funeral Arrangements for Sister Ferguson are as follows:

A viewing will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 from 4 p.m. Ė 7 p.m. at Vaughn Greene Funeral Home at 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133.

A wake will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at New Antioch Baptist Church, 5609 Old Court Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244.