Mother of former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star found safe in Ohio

Thelma Ferguson
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Thelma Ferguson

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

Credit: Sandy Springs Police Department

The 77-year-old mother of a former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member who went missing last month is now back at home.

In an Instagram post Friday evening, Sheree Whitfield said her mother, Thelma Ferguson, was found “safe and healthy.”

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Ferguson went missing March 23 after leaving her home to go to the bank, Sandy Springs police said this week.

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She was reunited with her family after detectives located her in Ohio, police spokesman Sgt. Salvador Ortega said Saturday.

Ferguson’s daughter is an original “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member who was married to former Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Bob Whitfield.

Sheree Whitfield was part of Bravo’s hit reality show for six of its 12 seasons, most recently Season 10. Ferguson would show up on the show occasionally as a guest.

“Thank you for all the prayers,” Whitfield wrote to her 955,000 Instagram followers Friday evening. “They worked! My mom has been found safe and healthy. She is with family now. I couldn’t have gotten through this without your support!”

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