Amelia (Dunson) Rusca

November 1, 1936 ~ March 18, 2018 (age 81)

CLEVELAND - Fannie Amelia Rusca, age 81, of Cleveland, MS formerly of Drew, passed away on Sunday March 18, 2018 at the Cleveland Heath & Rehabilitation.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home.

Amelia was born on November 01, 1936 to John Monroe and Annie (Sanders) Dunson in Vaughn, MS.

She married Fancher Bailey July 9, 1953 and they moved to Shelby, MS to begin their family. After Mr. Bailey's death Amelia and family moved to California where she met and married Wilfred Peter "Moose" Rusca in 1980. While in California, Amelia was an inspector/sorter for the California Almond Growers where she had worked for 25 years. In 1998 Amelia moved to Drew, MS to be near family. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching crime stories, football, and ice skating on TV, music, plants, flowers, animals and being at the activities of her children and grandchildren. Amelia was a member of Drew Baptist Church.

Amelia was preceded in death by her parents, John Monroe and Annie Sanders Dunson, Husbands, Fancher Bailey and Wilfred Peter Rusca, brothers, Donald Dunson, Henry Dunson, sisters, Ione Tinsley, Laura Jane Petty, Son -in -law, Guy Cox and a granddaughter, Brandilyn Reese.

 Amelia is survived by her children Sherry Cox of Drew, MS, Gary Bailey (Chris) of Ceres, CA, Barbara Reese of Modesto, CA, Mark Bailey (Sandy) of Drew, MS, Rick Bailey (Karen) of Salida, CA and a Sister, Johnnie Dunson Davis of Elliott, MS. 12 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at


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