Rev. T. Mark Ferguson
March 4, 1962 - August 15, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
Peggy Fox
Samuel & Michele Messer
Alice and Jerry Long
SHARON QUINN
Janice and Tommy Holcombe
Patrice Blumenthal
Kimberley Johnson
Catlin Tierce
Linda Kirby Underwood
Linda Kirby Underwood
David and Janet Lister
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First Baptist Mauldin
150 S. Main St.
Mauldin, SC 29662
864-288-7835 | Map
Saturday 8/21, 3:00 pm

Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, 59, husband of Jerri Ferguson, died Sunday August 15, 2021. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of Marie Reynolds Ferguson and the late Charles Ferguson. At 16, Mark began his career in radio broadcasting. Since September 1991, Mark has been the host and programmer for “Sunday in the South…

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DebGDavenport left a message on September 7, 2021:
SAD TO HEAR, BUT KNOW MARK'S HAPPY @ HOME WITH JESUS✝️. BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE /GOOD SONG CHOICES & I WAS BLESSED BY HIS MUSIC MINISTRY ON SUNDAYS❗ EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY & PRAYERS🙏 LIFTED FOR GOD'S PEACE ☮️, COMFORT, & STRENGTH AS YOU MOURN❣️
Peggy Fox left a message on September 5, 2021:
It was with great sadness that I learned today of Mark's passing. I call him by his first name because we were friends. " Friends are friends forever when God's the Lord of them." I cant tell you how much joy your show brought to me. It introduced me to many new favorites and old standbys. I looked forward to each Sunday to be able to listen. I said more than once how I wished it was on all the time so I could hear it everyday. I know Mark is where he was looking forward to going. I am weeping as I write this. I listened to you all for probably 20 years. I am going to miss you and the show so much but understand why it has to end.
Lynn and Mike Austin left a message on August 31, 2021:
We live in Union,SC. We are one of many who have started Sunday mornings with your program for many years. Our prayers are with the family and our hearts are broken for you. Thank you for the joy you have brought so many.
Angie Wray left a message on August 30, 2021:
May God give you peace in comfort in this time. Mark and Jerri have been a blessing to me for 10 years on Sunday in the South. I sang Scars In Heaven by Casting Crowns at church last night. This song has such a power message. Prayers for the family Mark will be greatly missed.
Trina Thompson left a message on August 29, 2021:
There is no way to express the loss of a husband. The only thing I can say is you will make it through. With God’s help you will. Time does not take away the pain. It lightens the pain. It makes you treasure the moments that you had together and the love that you had. You will remember the little things, the touch of his hand the sweet hugs and the long talks. You will cry and ask why. But then you will feel that hand saying I am alright. That voice that says I am no longer sick. You will still miss his smell, his laugh and those hugs. But you will make it through this difficult time. Nothing heals a broken heart but it gets lighter. God is there and he knows your heart. When you feel like crying do so when you want to scream do so. Hug those loved ones a little bit longer. And when those precious grand children ask about him. Let them talk. You will learn so much about there love by just listening to how they miss that grand pap, candy papa, papa. They will made some of the most profound statements. God knows there pain and loss also. I will remember your family and you Ms Jerri in my prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
rodney griner left a message on August 29, 2021:
sorry for your loss .listen every sunday morning
Josh WILLIAMS left a message on August 28, 2021:
The FERGUSON FAMILY WAS THE 1 SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC DJS AND SUNDAY IN THE SOUTH WAS THE 1 SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC MINISTRY EVER FOR ETERNITY
Samuel & Michele Messer left a message on August 22, 2021:
We listen to Sunday in South on Sundays as we getting ready for church . We love to hear you all ..Praying for comfort and peace at this time God Bless you and your family .
Randy Matthews left a message on August 22, 2021:
I truly love this man! He sent my wife to the hospital once. We thought she was having a heart attack. Actually, she had laughed so hard at him, at choir practice, the doctor said she had strained her diaphragm! It has never happened again! Truly I love this man!
John Crenshaw left a message on August 22, 2021:
My deepest sympathies on the untimely loss of Mark. I always remember seeing him at the radio station and Mark always has a smile on his face and a joy for life that he wore for all to see. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Vicki Mahon left a message on August 22, 2021:
Jeri, I am SO sorry fir your loss. I can truly sai know exactly what you are going through as my husband passed away in April of this year. We were married for almost 46 years. My prayers are with you snd your family. I do hope you continue Sunday In The South as it is such a blessing.
Daniel Wade Early left a message on August 22, 2021:
In shock to hear about Mark ,just moved to area last year and fell in love with Mark and his wife on Sunday morning radio. The Kingdom of God is now his place to do what he loves and that giving Glory To GOD
Ed and Karen Mahon left a message on August 22, 2021:
Mrs Jerri and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I was blessed to have met you and Mark when you brought your car in for service. My wife and I enjoyed Sunday In the South each Sunday morning on our way to church. May the love and peace of our Heavenly Father comfort and keep you! We are thankful for the blessing you and Mark have been in our lives.
Alice and Jerry Long left a message on August 22, 2021:
My husband and I listened to the show every Sunday morning. Mark will surely be missed. Miss Jerri you and your family will surely be in our thoughts and prayers. GOD bless you all.
SHARON QUINN left a message on August 21, 2021:
I remember Mark very well as we attended WACS together. He was class of 1980 I was class of 1977. Mark left an forever impact on my life. I had the privilege of being able to minister with him at small churches in the area. He was a dynamic force for God. When he preached or sang his face was illuminated with light of God. There was no doubt that God was #1 in his life. Mark was always smiling, happy and willing to take time to talk with you and pray with you about any troubles. He could always make you laugh. I remember when he first met Jeri. He was smitten and loved you Jeri so very much❤️ Together you two were a magical and mighty force for our God. I will never forget Mark and hope that I can shine my light for the Lord even brighter now in honor and remembrance of his Amazing life and love for our God. My prayers are with you Jeri, his Mamma and all the children, grandchildren and other family and friends. “To God be the Glory and all praise goes to Him for allowing me to know Rev Mark Ferguson as one of the absolute most genuine and sincere servant for our God” 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼 Love ya until we meet again in Heaven. Oh what a glorious time of celebration as we all gather together in Heaven!
Janice and Tommy Holcombe left a message on August 21, 2021:
Our hearts break with yours for the loss of Mark! What a dear friend he has been to so many! Always quick to respond to my calls for help in church functions at FBCM! Wonderful times you both shared in singing for us in worship! Seeing y’all at Restaurants! Our love is extended to you, dear Jerri and to Carsen & Julea; Heather & Chip and your children! We are attending the Memorial Service today in honor of Mark and your Family! Our prayers for each of you! Janice & Tommy Holcombe Psalm 23:4
Danny and Carol Culbertson left a message on August 21, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy to each of you. The video tribute truly captures the love and joy you have shared. What a remarkable life! His legacy will remain in you and continue through you, his beloved family!
Patrice Blumenthal left a message on August 21, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Patrice Blumenthal lit a candle
Kay left a message on August 21, 2021:
May the Lord bless & keep you tight in his arms as you face the loss of a loved one. I have been apart of Sunday in the south since it was first aired, it was such a great blessing to get up & celebrate Jesus with you two. My day was somehow complete when I heard my favorite music. I will miss Mr. MARK for many days to come as I know the family will also.I pray that you find peace & comfort in knowing where Mark is resting now. Till our time comes thanks from my heart for the awesome work y'all did for so long. I pray it will continue each Sunday to come. Prayers ,& Love from a number one fan.
Winfred , Ruth, and Donna Lister left a message on August 21, 2021:
We will be praying for you during this difficult time. Mark was a special friend and will be missed. We love you. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ginger Ashworth left a message on August 20, 2021:
Jerri so sorry to hear about your husband. I was a bank customer of yours when you worked in the Simpsonville BBT and you spoke to me several times about your husband. I learned of his passing on News4 tonight, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Kimberley Johnson left a message on August 20, 2021:
Thinking of you during this time.
Beth left a message on August 19, 2021:
I am deeply sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I do not remember a Sunday morning without listening to Mark and Jerri. His voice and laughs will be missed. My prayers will be with the family in the weeks to come, especially on Sundays. ❤️
Catlin Tierce left a message on August 19, 2021:
Since we were teenagers you knew what you wanted to do and be. I've been proud to call you friend and brother. Enjoy being with Jesus. We'll see you soon. Always in our memories. Cat
Dennis Swanberg left a message on August 19, 2021:
Mark and Jerri are forever eternal friends. Mark was so good to me - sharing my ministry of Encouragement across the radio airwaves. Mark and Jerri have been the Aquila and Priscilla of Southern Gospel! Loved by thousands and thousands! I’ll always remember our trip together on an Alaskan Cruise 🚢… such a special time! Lauree and I have you in our hearts! Swan
Tonya Sabrina Mitchell left a message on August 18, 2021:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace, mercy, grace, love, and discernment. Love and prayers, Tonya Sabrina Mitchell
Linda Kirby Underwood left a message on August 18, 2021:
My sympathy and prayers to the family as I fondly remember Mark as a remarkable student at Washington Ave. Christian School while I was a teacher there. Linda Kirby Underwood
Linda Kirby Underwood left a message on August 18, 2021:
I fondly remember Mark when I was teaching at Washington Ave. Christian School when he was a student there. I led the music for our Chapel services and Mark was always willing to sing gospel music specials for us whenever I asked him to. I later enjoyed seeing him when he hosted a gospel music concert. The Sunday
Stanley and Gloria Moore left a message on August 18, 2021:
Dear Jerri and Family. Stanley and I are heart broken and so very sorry for your great loss. We listen every Sunday and just enjoyed the music and laughter. We prayed for him when he was going through his kidney transplant. He is one of a kind and a precious man. Jerri we will be praying for you and the family through this difficult time. You are loved and we are here for you. You helped us through a very difficult time in our lives and we are there for you. May God surround you with His love, comfort and peace. He is there for you every step of the way. Hugs are being sent your way. Again we are truly sorry. Gloria and Stanley Moore
Debbie Bishop left a message on August 18, 2021:
Dear Family....I worked with Mark for 12 years for Clear Channel Radio Greenville...He was a friend and colleague....what a blessing! Prayers for you all!
Denise Martin Callahan left a message on August 18, 2021:
Jerri and Beverly, my heart aches for you two and your family. I have great memories of Mark and Piedmont Baptist church. He was my first boyfriend. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
PATRICIA RAY left a message on August 18, 2021:
Jerri We lost Dawn 2019 to Corvid. You have our sincere sympathy. I will never forget the day I met you two. Going up to River Raft. Blue Ridge Baptist Church will also never forget you two. Both of you made your Christian Faith known to all you met. I still have your tapes. We also lost Phil Waddell to Covid. You will be in our prayers as we are still mourning our loss. Roy & Pat Ray Russell Ray & Family
David and Janet Lister left a message on August 18, 2021:
We light this candle for our little brother, who has been a constant blessing to our family and who will be deeply, deeply missed. Our comfort is in knowing that Mark is HEALED and HAPPY with the Lord as well as family and friends who were there to greet him. God bless the memory and spiritual legacy of Mark Ferguson.❤️
Janie Counts left a message on August 18, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family. I always enjoyed listening to Mark and you on "Sunday in the South". I hope they keep the program on the air. l just lost my husband in March, and I know the hole it has left in my heart. God will give us grace till we meet them again. God bless and keep you.
Carl V Enlow Jr left a message on August 18, 2021:
Mark you were the friendly and loving man. We will miss you here but not in Heaven. We will meet again one day God bless. The Enlow & Hamby's.
Jack and Gwen Pierce left a message on August 18, 2021:
We are so sorry for your loss, we listened to Sunday in the South for many years, our prayers are with you all. God bless you! Jack and Gwen Pierce
JoLen Brannon left a message on August 18, 2021:
My heart just breaks for his family, friends and fans , I am gonna miss his voice on Sunday , I pray the Lord will comfort his family as only he can
Glenda McAbee left a message on August 18, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Glenda McAbee lit a candle
Danny & Wanda Knight left a message on August 18, 2021:
What a Gift to the body of Christ! Mark spread so much joy and happiness to those around him and his listening audience! When listening to "Sunday In The South," we not only heard great music, but Mark and Jerri made us part of their family by their humor, family stories and adventures. Heaven has gained a great one, but my, what a void left here on earth! Prayers of comfort and strength to Jerri, the Children and Grandchildren. May God wrap His loving arms around you and hold you 'til He comes! Danny & Wanda Knight
Janie Miller Ferrell and Mike Miller left a message on August 18, 2021:
Marie, Beverly, I am so sorry to hear about Mark. You know how Mike and I loved Mark as well as Jason too. Jason would always delight in seeing Mark walk in the front door. Remember, he took his first steps to Mark. Now they are together again in the presence of the Lord. Jason went home to the Lord 3 years ago at age 43. I love you and am praying for you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
James and Sandra Taylor left a message on August 17, 2021:
We are very saddened by the news of Mark's passing. We listened to him and Jeri every Sunday morning and went to several gospel singing that they hosted. we came to love them both. We will truly miss Mark .Praying for the whole family during this difficult time and in the days to come.
Matt Fouch left a message on August 17, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing, he was a great friend to gospel music and he will be greatly missed. We are praying for all the family and look forward to seeing Mark again in the place he shared about for decades.
Rhonda Burns left a message on August 17, 2021:
I am devastated at the loss of this great man!!! My heart hurts for this precious family!!! It was a joy to work with him in years past and to have the opportunity to get to know his sweet wife, Jerri and to remain friends throughout the years!! This world is going to be a sadder place without his smile!!!
Tammy chandler left a message on August 17, 2021:
Oh Mark, in my eyes you are always, my friend, Beverly’s little brother. I knew you when we were all just kids and your sweet personality always was a joy even back then. I spent the night a bunch with your sister and you were always there too. You grew up to be more than amazing, talented and successful... not to mention a beautiful man of God. Mark, I can’t imagine what you are experiencing right now in our Lord’s presence. I’ll bet your daddy and other loved ones welcomed you so big! What a beautiful angel your wife, children, grandchildren, mother and sister have now in heaven waiting on them. Thank you for the love and kindness you gave to this old worn out world. See y’all soon. Love you
Kathy left a message on August 17, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed listening to both of you on Sunday mornings.
Martha Hatley left a message on August 17, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Martha Hatley lit a candle
donnie solesbee left a message on August 17, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. Mark truly was a special person. I will always remember his sense of humor and great guy to be around. I will be praying for you Jerri, Carson and Heather in your loss and know that God will take care of you .
Angie McCarson left a message on August 17, 2021:
So sorry to hear the news of Mark's passing. I went to Piedmont Park Baptist Church with Beverly, Marie and Mark when we were younger. Praying for the family. Angie Hill McCarson
Karen Rogers Jones left a message on August 17, 2021:
Our family, Lindsey, Jean, Tony and Karen Rogers, went to Piedmont Park Baptist Church with Mark, Beverly and his Mom many years ago. We are heartbroken to hear of Mark's passing, we are also rejoicing that he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. No more suffering, No more pain. Walking on the streets of gold with dear loved ones that have gone before him. As the Lord says WELL DONE Mark!! Our prayers are with Jerri and the family as you go thru tough days ahead. May God Bless You !!!
Cecil & Judy Callahan left a message on August 17, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing, but we know he’s all healed and with Jesus. Praying for you all.
Lisa anderson left a message on August 17, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers are with Jerri and the family at this time. Mark was an amazing man. I went to school with Mark at Washington ave Chtistian School. He was always very nice and always had a smile on his face. He was an awesome singer as he did music for our chapel services on monday wednesday and friday. I will always remember Mark as a great man of God.
Mandi Barrick left a message on August 17, 2021:
Our hearts are saddened, but our hope is in the Lord! So thankful for Mark & his devotion to ministry. Our lives were touched by him.
John & Tammy Deas left a message on August 17, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, John & Tammy Deas lit a candle
Anna Russell left a message on August 17, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Jerri, Mark's family and friends. I attended school with Mark, he was one of the kindest people I've ever known. Heaven gained an amazing angel.
Kimberley Johnson left a message on August 17, 2021:
Heather, My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. My family felt as if they knew your father from "Sunday in the South." When mentioning of his passing they too asked that I pass along their heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.
David Phillips left a message on August 17, 2021:
I enjoyed listening to Mark and Jerri every Sunday morning on Sunday In The South
Stephanie Miles left a message on August 17, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Stephanie Miles lit a candle
Janice Walker left a message on August 17, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Janice Walker lit a candle
Janice Walker left a message on August 17, 2021:
Jeri & Family: Your husband/father was a wonderful human being/mentor/friend. I remember my last visit with Mark was he and Jeri were on their way to grandchild's birthday and they had stopped at a drug store in Spartanburg. I was so happy to see him and give him a hug. He was so excited about the upcoming event with Jason Crabb. Mark, you will forever be loved for your humor and your love for family and gospel music. We miss you!!!
Rick Merritt left a message on August 16, 2021:
I was Blessed to be able to call Mark my friend. Mark was a true mentor to all who were fortunate enough to know him. I know that He's walking the Streets of Gold and suffers no more. I know that his Passing leaves a tremendous void in the lives of your family but know I'll be Praying for you Jerri and the rest of your family. May God continue to wrap His Devine Arms around you 🙏.
Linda Ferguson Anglin left a message on August 16, 2021:
Mark and I are cousins, he was always the one making us laugh till we hurt .. great memories of Sunday get togethers at our grandparents house. I always loved hearing you and Jerri sing “ How Great thou Art “You will be missed , but never forgotten. Love you Cuz … RIP
Joy Fletchet left a message on August 16, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Joy Fletchet lit a candle
Kimberley Fletcher left a message on August 16, 2021:
We will miss you so much Mark. I wish we could be there for your wonderful service but know we will be there watching from a distance.
Janet Lister left a message on August 16, 2021:
My brother-in-law Mark is SO loved by our family. This has been heart crushing for all of us. He and Jerri were the "life of the family parties" and it was never dull if they were around. How we miss him. I envision Mark in heaven now, singing all his favorite gospel songs with all those who were there to greet him. Heaven has truly gotten sweeter and truly, "when we all get to heaven, what a day of REJOICING that will be!" Mark is the little brother I never had and I feel so blessed to have had him in my life for 35 years. Enjoy heaven, Mark! The rest of the family WILL see you again and we'll sing and laugh AGAIN. ❤️
Joy M. Fletcher left a message on August 16, 2021:
Mark Ferguson was many things to many people...but the ones who loved him...respected him....and will miss him until we all open our eyes and see his smiling face again at the Throne of God. Our family was blessed to know him and is certain that we will meet him again when we see Jesus face to face. A warrior....a gracious and loving spirit...and totally painfree for all time. We love you still, Mark....and always will. Joy and Kim
Mike & Charlene Bowling left a message on August 16, 2021:
Jerri, there are no words except that you and your entire family are in our prayers. You both are great friends. Your lives & your ministry have changed so many lives for Christ. We love you and we know that we will one day live together in the land of “no mores.” Mike & Charlene Bowling. As Mark would say, “This is definitely not the singer, Mike Bowling.”
Tammy left a message on August 16, 2021:
In memory of Rev. T. Mark Ferguson, Tammy lit a candle
Donavan Wells left a message on August 16, 2021:
It has always been an honor to meet and know Mr. Mark Ferguson .No matter where or what event we were at I always knew there was a friend there , I do regret we never got around to doing an interview he and I had talked about many times . Rest in Eternal Glory my friend
Heather snipes left a message on August 16, 2021:
So sorry for the loss of mark praying for you and family
Eugenia Vicars left a message on August 16, 2021:
My deepest sympathy for the family. I knew Mark in high school at Washington Avenue Christian School. It was a joy to know him. He was an inspiration with his music. I sang in a group he directed and fondly remember our performing at school and visiting churches to sing. Prayers for comfort during this time.
Bernice Sullivan left a message on August 16, 2021:
My heart hurts for this family and all the Sunday in the South gospel music lovers. He will be missed by many but I can only imagine the sights he has now seen!!! He has seen the face of God!!! Praying for you Jerri and all your family. May God's Peace bring comfort to all❤️
Carroll Ferguson left a message on August 16, 2021:
Rest in peace my special nephew and true friend. I WILL MISS YOU MARK.LOVE YOUR UNCLE CARROLL.!
LaRay Tapp left a message on August 16, 2021:
I’m so sorry for your loss! He will be missed greatly! Love y’all!
Georgia Wall left a message on August 16, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mark! I've been a listener to Sunday in the South for many years and admired Gods work that Mark and Jerri were so faithful to do. He will be sorely missed! Prayers for comfort and peace to Jerri and family!!
Ronnie Dilworth left a message on August 16, 2021:
Jerri and Family, You are in my heartfelt prayers in the days and month’s ahead.
Rena Whitten Garrett left a message on August 16, 2021:
Mark and I attended elementary school together, he was such a nice young man. I wasn’t surprised by his success. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God Bess you all.
Ruth Ferguson left a message on August 16, 2021:
I am so saddened by the loss of Mark from the family and all that listened to him weekly. What a remarkable young man he was. At age 6 he performed How Great Thou Art for my father and was he absolutely thrilled. My great memory of him. Then when he sang How Great Thou Art at his father Tom's funeral. He was a kind young man and a kind older man. He will be greatly missed by all. Love and Prayers to you Jerri and children.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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