UPDATED with funeral information.
Attorney William "Bill" Ferguson passed away last week after a car accident.
A reader was kind enough to write this about him:
William "Bill" Ferguson was a lawyer and businessman with deep roots in the Opa-Locka area.Besides having a law practice he also owned a beauty salon and other businesses in the neighborhood in which he lived.
Bill helped out young attorneys when they were starting their careers by lending an ear and even by employing some. Bill always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to see in the Justice building.
Of course he was a role model for many African-Americans. A black man with his own businesses and law practice in the community. But he was also a role model for those who wish to pursue a career inl aw later in life. (I believe he went to law school later than most ASA's at least)
Bottom line is Bill deserves some acknowledgment on this blog.
For anyone who wants to pay respects to the family of Bill Ferguson:
A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 901 NW 3 Avenue, Overtown.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 19, 2006 at the same location. At the conclusion of the burial (approximately 2 - 2:30 pm),
a repass will be held at the New Birth Baptist Cathedral in the Fellowship Hall, 2300 NW 135 Street, Opa Locka, FL