Martha Jayne Rushing
Martha Jayne Rushing
  • August 13, 1939 - October 24, 2011
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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Martha Jayne Embry Rushing died Monday, October 24, 2011 at St. Dominic Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011 at First United Methodist Church in Clinton. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton.
Jayne was born August 13, 1935 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, spent most of her early years in Jackson, Mississippi, moved to Clinton in 1949 and graduated from Clinton High School in 1953.
She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Embry and her older brother Robert Embry Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clifton L. Rushing Jr. of Clinton and her three children, DeLynn Henry, Cliff Rushing III, and Pam Parks McCord (David). A loving and caring woman in every sense of the word, her love for her grandsons knew no bounds: Blake Henry, Taylor Parks, Graham Henry and Peyton Parks.
She was beautiful (Miss Jackson in 1955), strong and resourceful (wife of a United States Marine for 22 years) and active in her church and community. She was a member of First United Methodist Church Clinton. She served on many of its leadership committees, the Martha Ministry and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Clinton Friends of the Library, Clinton Arts Council, The Happy Gardener's Club, and a Birthday Club "The Chick Flicks".
Words cannot portray her wonderfully bright spirit. This world is a better place and we are far better people because of her. Our hearts are broken.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Clinton Martha Ministry or any charity of your choice.