Julia Marie Ferguson Cecil
Julia Marie Ferguson Cecil went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, November 11, 2012 at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, VA. Mrs. Cecil was born on January 13, 1923 in Dickson, TN and was a daughter of the late Fred Fisher Ferguson and Sarah Lee Stenson Ferguson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Byrnes Cecil, Jr. and three sisters, Sue Pounds, June Burns and Joyce Knight. Mrs. Cecil was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg. After completing her training as a registered nurse at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN, she served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during WWII. After her marriage to Dr. William Cecil, they moved to Pearisburg in 1955 where they raised their four sons and enjoyed being part of the community. She is survived by four sons, William Byrnes Cecil, III and wife Sissy of Deland, FL, John J. Cecil and wife Jane of Pikeville, KY, Fred F. Cecil and wife Karen of Christiansburg, Tony Cecil and wife Sharon of Pearisburg, five grandchildren, Laura Marie Cecil, Emily Cecil, Taylor Cecil, Ben Peters, Will Cecil and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1pm at the Pearisburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Shirley Larson officiating with entombment following in the Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg Tuesday evening from 6 to 8pm. Flowers are appreciated, but donations may be made to a charity of your choice in her honor. The family extends their heartfelt appreciation and a special thanks to the staff of Riverview Nursing Home for the loving care and kindness shown to Mrs. Cecil. Givens Funeral Home is serving the family.