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!