Ruth Irene Rushing

Obituary of Ruth Irene Rushing

Ruth Irene Rushing

Avon Park, Florida

Ruth Rushing, our Earth Angel, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, August 22. 2020 at the age of 85.

A petite southern lady whose life shone brightly, colored with kindness and strength, was born in Cedartown, Georgia on November 24, 1934 to the late Carlton Thomas Givens and Sarah Estelle Wallace Givens of Rome, Georgia.

She championed her family and everyone she came in contact with. During her last 15 years she valiantly battled against Parkinson’s Disease. Ruth held on to her life and her family with the strongest bonds of love. She has now left our world to know total, unconditional love and light. Although physically away her spirit remains bright in our hearts.

Her family includes her husband, Harold N. Rushing; sons and daughters in law Tommie and Donna Rushing and Doug and Jennifer Rushing of Melbourne, Florida; daughter and son in law Angie and Fred Ferguson of Avon Park, Florida; grandchildren Sam, Wesley, Amelia, Alysse, Fred Jr. and Chet; great grandchildren Addie, Elaina, Lowell, Harley and Lily; sister Kathryn Rigdon of Rome, Georgia; sister in law Betty McPherson of Mebane, North Carolina; daughter in love Mary Ellen Pittman of Malabar, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother Clennon Givens and her sister Sue Smith.

Viewing will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1100 am with a service at 11:00 am at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida. Interment will follow at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida.

A special Thank You goes out to Royal Care of Avon Park, their amazing nurses and staff, Vitas Hospice, Elizabeth RN, Chaplain David, Michelle SW and music therapist Rachel. Our family is grateful for the love and kindness we have all received during this difficult time. Y’all are truly our heroes!

Rest in peace our sweet Georgia peach!

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