Austin Keith Ferguson was born on Thursday, October 5th, 1977 at 10:50 pm at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to Valjean Ferguson (Jenkins) and Jerry Keith Ferguson. About two years later Austin was joined by his younger sister and only sibling, Kori Y. Ferguson. Austin attended Parkview High School in Little Rock, AR, and later attended Henderson State University and was a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Austin worked in the Banking industry early on in and later worked in the Human Resources industry.
On Monday, August 11th, 2008, Austin married Dian Hussey and the union produced three children, Samara, Aidan and Dylan.
Austin was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Gertie and Buster Howcott; grandparents, Joe and Virginia
(Carrie) Jenkins; mother, Valjean Ferguson; uncle, Brian Jenkins; cousin, Kayla Jenkins; paternal great grandparents, Nathaniel and Josie Wincher, Joe and Lucy Ferguson; grandfather, Ledger Montgomery Ferguson and uncles, aunts and cousins. Austin’s Legacy remains with his wife, Dian Hussey-Ferguson; daughter, Samara Coleman; sons, Aidan Montgomery,
Ferguson and Dylan Tyler Ferguson; grandmother, Fannie Ferguson, Father, Jerry Ferguson; uncle, Wayne Wincher; aunt, Elzada Ferguson; sister, Kori Y. Ferguson; niece, Mackenzie Henderson; nephew, Jayden M. Ferguson; mother-in-love, Joan V. Hussey; father-in-law, Leslie G. Hussey Sr. and brothers-in-love ,Leslie G. Hussey, Jr. and Robert C. Hussey.