Lillie Ann Herring Rushing

Published 11:03 am Monday, August 15, 2022

Funeral service for Lillie Ann Herring Rushing will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 17, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, at Riverwood Family.

Ms. Rushing, 85, of Brookhaven, passed from this life August 13, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Brookhaven, September 9, 1936, to Fred and Mae Herring. Ms. Rushing was a beautiful example of grace and held her family close to her heart. “Granny” enjoyed supporting her grandchildren in all of their activities; she was their biggest fan.

She also loved her faith family at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and served her Lord through her service there. She was a devoted member of the church, teaching Sunday School, acting as Sunday School Secretary, singing in the choir, and serving as WMU Leader.

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“Miss Ann” was an educator for 38 years. She served as Guidance Counselor and taught Home Economics. She would often say, “Teaching was not just a job, it is a calling.”

Her hobbies included traveling, sewing, cooking, and spending many hours working in her yard, planting, and caring for her flowers. She was a very creative soul and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Amaryllis Nations; and brother, Fred Herring Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Johnny Rushing and Steve Rushing (Cassandra); daughter, Lisa Covington (Gary); sister, Sue Redd; nine grandchildren, Will Rushing, Zane Rushing, Garrett Rushing (Alex), Jayden Rushing, Preslee Rushing, Anna Grace Covington, Allison Covington, Kensy Covington, and Jessi Claire Covington; and one great-grandson, Asher Rushing. She is also survived by other loving family members and friends.

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