Monte’ DeAngelo Ferguson

Sunrise: June 13, 1977

Sunset: November 13, 2023

On Monday, November 13, 2023 with his eldest daughter at his side, Monte’ De’Angelo Ferguson, 46, entered into eternal rest. Monte’ was born on June 13, 1977 in Norfolk, VA to Martin “Skeeter” Ferguson and the late Katrina Mae Sorrell.

Monte’ knew the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior early in life.  Although he steered off course at times, he was a praying man and he always found his way back.  Monte’ attended Norview High School and Booker T Washington High School before obtaining his GED in February,1995. Although Monte’ experienced many trials throughout his life, he went on to become a Brick Mason and had recently started his own business. “B&G Custom Masonry and Home Improvements” was named after his pride and joy, his 2 daughters.

Throughout his life, Monte’ wore many hats, but the one that he was proudest to wear was the one entitled Daddy.  Brianna and Genesis were his greatest accomplishments, and he always treasured their mothers for the gift of his daughters.

Monte’ was preceded in death by his mother, Katrina Sorrell, his maternal grandparents, James Fort and Shirley Phelps, his paternal grandparents, Dot Richardson and Mary Ferguson, his aunts Audrey Jones, Geraldine Towe, and Monica Ferguson, and his uncles Antonio Fort and Harvey Manning.

Monte’s legacy will live on in those who loved him.  Left to cherish his memories are his father Martin Ferguson of Norfolk, VA, step-father Joseph Sorrell of Norfolk, VA, 2 daughters: Eldest daughter and “Lil Mama” Brianna De’Chelle Smith (DeSean) of Virginia Beach, VA, and her mother Michelle Moseley of Virginia Beach, VA, baby girl: Genesis Gardner of Norfolk, VA, and her mother Dana Gardner of Winchester, VA, 2 granddaughters: Monica Le’Chelle Smith and Malaysia Smith of Virginia Beach, VA, 3 grandsons: Mason Shearrin and Nehemiah Smith of Virginia Beach, VA and Sayvion Monte’ Gardner of Norfolk, VA, one brother Joseph “Lil Joe” Sorrell, Jr., 1 nephew Joel Sorrell,  4 aunts: Brenda Sorrell of Norfolk, VA, Shirley Perkins (Dwight) of Virginia Beach, VA, Cynthia Collier (Gerald) of Norfolk, VA and Ellery Fort of Norfolk, VA, one uncle Reginald Fort (Veronica) of Norfolk, VA, his best friend Benjamin Tavers, his girlfriend Monica Jones of Norfolk, VA and a host of cousins and friends.

Monte’ always had a smile on his face like his mother! He will be truly missed, but we know that both his physical pain and the pain he has felt since the loss of his mother are no longer. They are now reunited and watching over us all!

Viewing Monday, November 20, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Olive Branch Cemetery Cpl J M Williams Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23701

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    Yvonne Wiggins says

    Brianna & Family
    Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family, may God bring comfort & peace during this difficult time
    Yvonne & Robert Wiggins ( Rhonda’s parents)

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    Yvonne (Taylor) White says

    I’m truly sorry for the loss of Monte. Sending you all heartfelt condolences and prayers.
    Yvonne (Taylor) White

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    Karen Thompson says

    Condolences! May God comfort Monte’s family, loved ones and friends. Glad to have met him a few times. – Karen Yvette, Monica’s Aunt

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    Angela Parker says

    Your family has our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy, and prayers from the heart. May God bless you all and keep you in His Care.

    Angela Parker and Family

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    May God hold this family tighter doing this time.

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    Patricia "Joann Manning" Joyner says

    May you continue to look to God during your time of bereavement for strength and comfort. My prayers are with the family.

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