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Margaret Bessonette Rushing

Funeral services for Margaret Bessonette Rushing, of Brookhaven, are Monday, March 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Union Hall Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Monday, March 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Mrs. Rushing, 88, died Friday, March 16, 2018, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. She was born March 23, 1929, to Clarence and Addie Bessonette. She was a member of Union Hall Baptist Church where she was pianist for over 60 years. She won the Golden Deeds Award and a first place Daily Leader Wooden Spoon and winner in other categories. She was known as “Aunt” Margaret to so many and became quick friends to all she met. Many hearts are sharing one sorrow in the loss of someone whose generous spirit touched so many lives in ways that will always be treasured. She and her husband enjoyed many years of fishing together, loved swimming and spending vacations and family times with her cherished grandsons, known for making chicken pies and egg custards for church and shut-ins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 59 years, Ray Rushing; infant daughter, Debbie Rushing; and brothers, Frank and Roland Bessonette.

Survivors are her son, Joel Rushing; daughters, Cheryl Rushing Calcote and husband, Mike, and Tasha Rushing; two grandsons, Brian Lance Calcote, of Memphis, Tennessee, and Chad Michael Calcote, of Flowood; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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