Welcome to the
memorial page for
November 8, 1939
~ September 5, 2020
Charles Luther Delacy Fergusson, aka Tyrone or Ty, was born on November 8, 1939 in Barbados West Indies. He was the fifth of nine children born to the late Delacey and Lanthe Fergusson.
As a young man growing up in Barbados, Luther played the local game of cricket, he climbed trees, rode bicycles and pitched marbles with his childhood friends. While still in Barbados, Luther learned the trade of tailoring and enjoyed it, however his love for cooking lead him into a career as a chef. Luther did numerous jobs in the hotel industry as bartender, waiter and cook. His job provided him the opportunity to travel in which he traveled to various countries in Europe before migrating to America in 1978. Luther came to live with his sister Vernese Dowrich and later moved to New Jersey with his cousins. He preferred New Jersey and lived there until his death.
Luther was a people person who enjoyed cooking and serving his friends, some of which he taught how to make their favorite dishes. He will be missed greatly for his delicious food, genuine friendship and infectious laughter. After he retired from his job at the Hilton Hotel where he worked for many years, he volunteered by working in the food pantry until his untimely death.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Charlie and Huge Benn and sister Barbara Fergusson. His remaining siblings Muriel Fergusson, Carolyn Fergusson and Eleanor Cadogan reside in Barbados and Vernese Dowrich and Diana Fergusson-Ennis reside in Brooklyn, New York.
Luther leaves to mourn his siblings, countless nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and a host of cousins and friends. May his soul rest in peace.