In Loving Memory of Miranda Lee Ferguson

Miranda Lee Ferguson

Miranda Lee Ferguson

Scranton, PA March 13, 1992 ~ August 24, 2017 Date of Service: August 31, 2017

Miranda Lee Ferguson, 25, Scranton, died unexpectedly Thursday evening at home. 

Born in Scranton, she was the loving daughter of Ann Marie Riggi-Hopkins of Scranton and Lee Ferguson and his wife, Michelle, of Dunmore. Miranda was a graduate of Scranton High School and had been employed at both Gerrity's Supermarket and Hobby Lobby as a department manager. 

Miranda was a loving and caring mother to her beautiful daughter, Baylee, whom she adored. She was a loving sister and caretaker to her brothers. Miranda always loved a challenge, especially to better herself. She worked from putting shelves together all the way to department management at Hobby Lobby. Miranda's interests included her love of music and her talent as a hair and makeup artist plus traveling to the beach and swimming in the ocean. She will be remembered for her bond and respect for the elders in the family, especially her grandparents, as she truly enjoyed spending time with them and learning from them.

In addition to her parents, Miranda is survived by her daughter, Baylee Marie Ferguson, at home; brothers, Thomas "TJ" Harrison, at home; and Ian Boni, Los Angeles, Calif.; stepbrother, Timothy; stepsisters, Katie, Jennelle and Amanda Hopkins; stepfathers, Thomas Harrison Sr. and Kelly Patrick Hopkins; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Joseph and Dolores Riggi; paternal grandparents, Barbara and Roy Ferguson; and step grandparents, Phil and Ida Chiarelli; two uncles, Jay Ferguson and Stephen Riggi; and a cousin, Cherlyn Ferguson.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore. Burial will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a blessing service to be held at 6:30 by the Rev. Michael Bryant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baylee Ferguson Scholarship Fund.

The family wants to break the silence of addiction. To anyone reading this obituary, this demon is still out on the streets waiting to kill the next innocent suffering person thinking about using or having reservations. If we can save one or several lives to the sick and suffering and spare their families, we pray that breaking the silence of addiction works.

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tammyh
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Memorial
Reply #36 on : Mon September 11, 2017, 12:55:48
i did not know your daughter, so very sorry to see yet another life taken by drugs/alcohol. Every day i read about lives lost and families torn apart, it is of epidemic proportions. I pray for the daughter she left behind and the family left to go on without her. My condolences
Dee Dee Mauriello
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Deepest prayers for you and your family
Reply #35 on : Sun September 03, 2017, 23:16:17
I am so sorry for your loss. As I read the obituary I cried as a mother , a person, as someone who hates to see such young lives taken by drugs. These people who call themselves a friend who start someone on drugs isn't a friend but there enemy. I could only imagine what your going through. Life is sad enough when you loose a mother or father. Find the strength through your granddaughter cause she will need you all so much. Even though I will never meet you I want to pray for you & your family. I read it and cried I have two children 15 & 16 so as a mother I am sending you & your family a big hug & want to say I will pray for you. May the strength of the lord above help you to stay strong. May you see a sign that will show you your daughter is safe in gods arms.I always believe we get signs sometimes in numbers we see or something we see or smell. My mom dies in 1988 but as I pray & cry to her of how much I miss her I smell her cologne. Be strong and just know there are people like myself who care. May god bless you & be with you all as you go through these tough times Amen
Jeff B
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Condolences
Reply #34 on : Fri September 01, 2017, 14:01:26
A lot of rude comments about addictions. I was in the grips of alcoholism for a long time and didn't realize how bad I was until I got sober. Now life is much better. I feel for the family and friends who this young woman left behind and I commend them for bringing addiction into light. A lot of people experiment with drugs or alcohol with no intentions to become addicts but the stuff takes over our bodies and brains and before u know it we are in it deep and cannot get out. RIP Miranda
Dani Deere
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Miranda's passing
Reply #33 on : Thu August 31, 2017, 13:49:02
So sorry for the Ferguson familys loss. Your courage in showing how the world lost a bright star will help spread the word on the scourge of drug use. A beautiful, bright person git sucked into this disease is proof it can happen to anyone. Perhaps her passing will cause a person to stop what they are doing or prevent another from starting. My god keep you and yours in this difficult time.
Tiffany Megotz
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In loving memory of Miranda
Reply #32 on : Thu August 31, 2017, 12:59:36
I just want to say how very sorry we are for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I lost my mother because of her demons. Addiction does not discriminate. It affects young and old, poor and rich. Thank you for sharing Miranda's story. Hopefully it will change lives.Love Megotz family
Julie Haar
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Thank you
Reply #31 on : Wed August 30, 2017, 20:54:15
I just came from the funeral of a 27 year old, talented, kind, beautiful soul who also died from the disease of addiction, leaving behind a beautiful daughter. Thank you for being open and banishing the stigma. May your days be filled with love and joy for having Miranda in you lives. Blessings to you all.
Louise
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Re: In Loving Memory of Miranda Lee Ferguson
Reply #30 on : Wed August 30, 2017, 20:09:45
So sorry for you loss. My hearts goes out to you and your family. I know what it's like to lose a child to addiction. My daughter April died 7-1217
Paula Reinoehl
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Re: In Loving Memory of Miranda Lee Ferguson
Reply #29 on : Wed August 30, 2017, 19:59:56
As the parent of an addict of 10+years, I offer from the bottom of my heart and soul, my deepest, deepest condolences. Their fight and stuggle was real and very sad. Ours was painful because we had to watch it helplessly. The agonizing fact is we have other children and grandchildren that we need to console and try to make a normal life for. As you move on from this epic tragedy, thank you for your voice in this obituary and try like hell to live at peace knowing she is no longer fighting the demons.
((Hugs))
Anonymous
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Re: In Loving Memory of Miranda Lee Ferguson
Reply #28 on : Wed August 30, 2017, 18:33:21
My God Miranda I didn't know you long but did have the honor of meeting you and your beautiful daughter I'm lost for words but God gained another Angel my thoughts and prayers are with the family of this beautiful young lady and I too want to thank you for being brave in trying to send this world a message it's taking so many lives and it's very sad and unfortunate Everytime I seen her with her beautiful daughter we talk I get to play with her daughter she's in God's hands and I just want to say I'm so very sorry for all of you may God give you all the strength you need during this difficult time and Miranda fly high and rest in peace
Cheryl Rekitt
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Addiction
Reply #27 on : Wed August 30, 2017, 11:14:09
This epidemic is overtaking western Pa,as well,we are past a record breaking year,in our corner of the state,The reasons are complex and varied.Please just don't do it "this one time"! It will take your life and alter the lives around you forever,It does not discriminate!
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