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Della Jo Kersey Ferris | 1928-2012

Published Saturday, December 8, 2012

Della Jo Kersey Ferris

Della Jo Kersey Ferris, 84, a retired Southwestern Bell telephone operator, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Glenn Kersey officiating. Burial will be in West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are John Kaker, Carl Kaker, J.C. Ferris, Josh Wheeler, Bill Kersey and Russell Kersey.

Della was born on July 27, 1928, to Wesley and Alice Josephine (Mosley) Kersey in Bridgeport. She married James Ferris Sr., former Tarrant County Constable, Precinct 3. Della was retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. where she worked as an operator and administrator.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Euless, Eastern Star, Red Hat Society and a lifetime member of The American Legion Auxiliary and the Fort Worth Telephone Pioneers.

Della was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Ferris Sr.; and her brother, Clinton Kersey.

She is survived by her sons, James L. Ferris Jr. of North Richland Hills, Wes Ferris of Euless; grandchildren Kristi, Shaina, Jessica, J.C. and Jenna; great-grandchildren Jackson and Mackenzie; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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