Rev. Jerry W. Rushing, age 67, entered into rest on Monday, March 5, 2018 at his home. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Cross Roads Baptist Church by Dr. Rick Henderson, Dr. Troy Rogers, and Rev. Keith Hinson with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Rev. Rushing was born September 25, 1950 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Dewey and Annie Mae Gulledge Rushing. He was a retired employee with the State of South Carolina Bus Shop in Ruby, SC with 28 years of service. Jerry was a co-owner of J & J Service Station in Ruby, and the owner and operator of Jerry’s Garage for many years. In 1982, he accepted God’s call into the Gospel Ministry and pastored Oak Street Baptist, Fairview Baptist, Brock’s Mill Baptist, and Clanton Plains Baptist Churches, and supplied and served as interim pastor in other churches in the area. He was also an honorary member of the Ruby – Mt. Croghan Fire Department. Jerry’s desire in life was to be a help to others, from the pulpit to the garage, to just being a loyal friend. In his spare time, Jerry also enjoyed working on antique clocks.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by his daughter, Emily Kay Rushing.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Connie Cason Rushing of the home; son, Jeffrey Rushing of Ruby, SC; granddaughter whom he loved as a daughter, Briana Rushing of the home; granddaughter, Azilee King and her mother, Brittany King; mother-in-law, Azilee Cason of Sevierville, TN; son of the heart, Johnny Black of Ruby, SC; sister of the heart, Karen Gulledge Rogers and her family, Terry and Joshua; brother of the heart, Jamie (Judy) Gulledge of Chesterfield, SC; also his beloved dog, “Bear”; and his great grandog, “Bella”, and his great grandcat, “Blair”.
Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church “Youth Fund”, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, SC 29741.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Rushing family.