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“Denise Im going to miss you!! Folks use to give me the weird eye when I would tell them that I loved my mother-in-law !! Really? Yes! really ! I...Read More »
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Denise L. Ferdinand, 70, of Leland, North Carolina, passed away on October 10, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a service from 8:00 pm to 8:15 pm, on October 16, 2019 at McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton, North Carolina.

Denise was born in Miami, Florida to William and Evelyn Treharne on January 1, 1949. She grew up in Woodbury, New York, attended Syosset High School and married her high school sweetheart and husband of 51 years, Ronald J. Ferdinand. She and her husband raised their 3 children on Long Island, New York, where she built a successful career in sales before retiring to southwest Florida. Denise was a devoted wife and loving mother, who adored her 7 grandchildren. She loved to travel across the country with her husband and three dogs and vacation in Florida.

Denise is preceded in death by her brother, Todd Treharne, and is survived by her husband, Ronald J. Ferdinand, her children, Melissa Harkins (Vincent), Justin Ferdinand (Marisol), Christopher Ferdinand (Jennie), her sisters, Diane Wolman, Gail Pasfield, Lynn Glaser, and her grandchildren, Meaghan, Casey, Haley, Raquel, Tyler, Madeline, and Kelly.

Flowers may be sent to McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 US 70 Business Hwy. W., Clayton, NC 27520 or memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by visiting