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On Wednesday (Apr. 8), former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield took to Instagram to announce that her mother, Thelma Ferguson, is missing.

“Please keep my mom and my family in your prayers! We all know that prayers can move mountains!” Whitfield said on Instagram in the caption of a post that was a photo of her mother.

The former RHOA star said that she “was hesitant” to post her concerns for her mother’s safe return because “although I have been in close contact with the police for the past two weeks, I’m also pretty private when it comes to my family.”

Whitfield also stated that in the past, Ferguson has “taken personal vacations without letting the family know,” and that her family respects that part of her mother’s personality.

“However, this is the longest she had gone without reaching out to anyone from the family or her friends. Right now we are leaning on God and staying positive and prayerful for her safe return home,” Whitfield said. “I ask that everyone pray for my mother’s safe return home. And know that our family will be internally grateful.” 

Ferguson has been missing since March, as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, according to law enforcement. Whitfield’s mother was last seen on March 23 after leaving her residence in Sandy Springs, Georgia for a trip to the bank. She was seen wearing gray pants and a black shirt. Ferguson was driving a 2009 Honda Accord, according to police, as AJC reported.

“If anyone has any information we ask that you please call Sandy Springs police at 770-551-6923 or email the detective handling the missing persons case at,” Whitfield wrote. ” Thank you.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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