Melisa Marie Ferguson

Melisa Marie Ferguson, 59, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on May 19, 1962.  Six weeks later, her family moved to the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas, where she resided until her death.  From childhood, Melisa enjoyed various genres of art, literature, music, dance, and theatre, later instilling her appreciation of these in others.  In addition to introducing her family and friends to new experiences, Melisa’s other loves were the “4 C’s” – cooking, crocheting, cats, and church.  As an active, lifelong member of Webster Presbyterian Church, she served on a plethora of committees including fellowship, campus management, senior ministry, and served as clerk of session and as an elder.  After graduating from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in 1987 with a degree in computer science, Melisa’s career as an aerospace engineer and technical trainer included working for Barrios Technology, I-Net, Wang, and BMC Software.  She selflessly left her professional career to take on the role as caregiver for her parents, Gordon and Barbara Ferguson, who preceded her in death.  Left to cherish Melisa’s memory are her sister Michele Ferguson; brother-in-law Michael Talplacido; niece Kaela Talplacido; nephew Keegan Talplacido; and her Webster Presbyterian family.  A service celebrating Melisa’s life will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.  at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 West Nasa Parkway, Webster, Texas 77598.  Helen DeLeon will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers, Melisa requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at in honor of Gordon and Barbara Ferguson

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  1. Melisa was a wonderful friend. I loved her for so many years, I have lost count, from the Barrios years where we met, we hit it off immediately. She was one of God’s best creations. What a beautiful soul, taken from us way too soon, but she’s singing with the angels now. I look forward to the day we can be together again. My heart goes out to Michele, Mike Kaela and Keegan for their loss is great. Also to the Webster family of which I was a part for so many years, as there loss is tremendous as well. Mel will be missed in such a profound way by so many. My heart is broken, but I am consoled that she is not suffering the trials of this Earth anymore. Goodbye precious friend.

    Onalee McEwen

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