Zelletta Robinson Fergusson, who lived in Hudson for more than 40 years, died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Aug. 6, 2014.
Mrs. Fergusson was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, to William B. Robinson and Dorothy D. (Gaertner) Robinson. She graduated from high school in Akron before attending Miami University in Ohio and Parsons School of Design in New York City.
As a member of the Junior League of Akron, Mrs. Fergusson taught art at the Summit County Children's Home. She worked as an artist in the advertising department of O'Neil's department stores until marrying William W. Fergusson, also of Akron, in 1947.
As a member of Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson, Ohio, Mrs. Fergusson served for 15 years as Junior Choir mother and also served on the altar guild. She was a member of the St. Cecelia Choral Society in Akron. In the early 60s, she co-founded the Hudson chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. Her hobbies included gardening, writing and art. She wrote two books for her children and family and did pastel portraits upon commission.
Mrs. Fergusson's primary devotion was to her sons and family. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband, William; sister, Dorothy R. Waldman; and brother, William B. Robinson Jr.
She is survived by sons David (Mary) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Charles (Alexa) of Sanford, North Carolina; and Robert (Nancy) of Sanford; and grandchildren William of Wilmington, North Carolina, Carrie of Denver and Amy Bolmer of Mocksville, North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 312 N. Steele St., Sanford, North Carolina. Any donations should be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.