“Eloise Ferguson…hero, example, servant, loving, caring, and so much more.
After working countless years at Ernst & Young, and embarking upon retirement, Miss Eloise never once thought, “I finally get to rest.” She instead recognized that as she was unable to give back for so long, now is her moment to shine.
Her passion drive and heart is one of the greatest examples, to me, of what it means to give a life away to love others.
From being mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend, Eloise offers her time and resources to prepare meals for The Salvation Army Soup Wagon and Tuesday Morning Breakfast Brigade for the street family of Nashville. She has also served during our disaster missions during the tornado that hit Macon County, TN, Flood of 2010 and recently when there was severe wind damage in East Nashville. She also organizes and prepares food boxes at our Emergency Services Center, and volunteers at Centennial Hospital. It is no wonder that she was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award presented by HCA for outstanding volunteer of 2011.
To encapsulate Miss Elosie is a task that is impossible to do. However, when you meet, see, talk, work, and know this amazing person, you cannot help but see Jesus and the love that comes forth is not only felt, reciprocated, but emulated because she is so beautifully and wonderfully made from the inside out.”