Ferguson was admired among her legal colleagues for her free spirit, kindness, and work ethic. She often took on tough, financially unrewarding cases, and was actively involved in humanitarian causes.
Tall, elegant, and athletic, she made friends everywhere she went — from courthouses and her chiropractor’s office to walks with her dog. Passionate about the outdoors, she liked to paddleboard on Biscayne Bay as well as play tennis twice a week at the Grove Isle Tennis Club.
Sorority sister Elizabeth Butler Pruett says that “her smile transformed a room, and her beaming presence was a magnet to all.”
Ferguson's passionate humanitarianism led to her involvement in numerous charities, including the group Flying High for Haiti, which supports a community school on the poor island of Île-à-Vache. She also volunteered in Cuba with Alternatives to Violence, which works in prisons around the world teaching inmates how to manage conflict in creative and peaceful ways.
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