Funeral services for James Rushing, of Tylertown, are today, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at at 11 a.m. at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church in Brookhaven with burial at the church. Elder Mickey Myers will officiate. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation was held at the funeral home Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue at the funeral home today, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Rushing, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Tylertown, to Herman J. and Lessie Smith Rushing. He was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church; he owned and operated Rushing Shoe Shop in Brookhaven for 40 years; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting grass, traveling, Sudoku puzzles, and spending time with his family. He was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Sherry Rushing; daughter, Mary E. Rushing Calloway; brothers, Herman J. Rushing Jr., Rufus R. Rushing, William “Bill” Rushing, Paul Rushing and Willie Elisha Rushing; and sister, Sarah Alice Rushing Sagor.
Survivors are his daughter, Lanelle Rushing Womack and husband Michael, of Apopka, Florida; son, James Edward Rushing and wife Melissa, of Brookhaven; brothers, Roy Smith Rushing and wife Rachel, of Ferriday, Louisiana, Donald Rushing, of McComb, and Jerry Eugene Rushing and wife Bobbi, of Pineville, Louisiana; sisters, Lessie Mae Rushing Rawls, of Moss Point, Maureen Rushing Spence and husband Harlan, of Monticello, Joyce Rushing Odom, of Tylertown, and Beth Rushing Morrow and husband Jim, of Tylertown; grandchildren, Monica Foster Meza, Kristen Daniels Arrington and husband Gerard, Ashley Rushing, James Edward “Jamie” Rushing, Jr. and wife Shelby, Molly Foster, Chase Daniels and wife Macy, and Anna Grace Rushing; great-grandchildren, Brianna Meza, Brooklyn Honea, Braeden Honea, Jason Edward “Jed” Rushing, Abigail Faith Arrington, and Noah James Rushing; and a host of family and friends.
Pall bearers are Jamie Rushing, Chase Daniels, Kody Byrd, Austen Rushing, Daniel Rushing and Jeff Butler.
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