Great-granddaughter of Maggie L. Walker succumbs in Calif.
8/2/2018, 6 a.m.
A great-granddaughter of noted Richmond businesswoman and banking great Maggie L. Walker has died in California.
Harriett Walker Lewis McFerson, a retired schoolteacher, died in Moreno Valley, Calif., on Sunday, July 28, 2018, local relatives told the Free Press. She was 64.
She was connected to Mrs. Walker through her late mother, Chicago physician Maggie Laura Walker Lewis. Dr. Lewis was Mrs. Walker’s oldest granddaughter.
Mrs. McFerson’s teaching career spanned 25 years and began after she earned her undergraduate degree at Hampton University. She later earned a master’s from Chapman University in California.
Mrs. McFerson is survived by her husband, Cornelius McFerson, and two children, Tteirrah and Nicole.