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Cleveland Funeral Home
Saturday July 16th, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

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Delta Heights Memorial Gardens
Saturday July 16th, 2022

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Thomas Ralph Rush

CLEVELAND – Thomas Ralph Rush, age 77, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 

Visitation for Thomas Ralph Rush will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at Cleveland Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 11:00 A.M. at Delta Height Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Cleveland, MS. Bro. Bill Kirkpatrick will officiate the services.

Ralph was born to Thomas and Adelle Maudy Rush on August 8, 1944, in Inverness, MS. Thomas attended School in Inverness and Shaw school districts. He was married to the love of his life in 1968 in Shaw, MS. He served two years in the United States Army. Ralph worked for Gresham McPherson for 30 years. He enjoyed restoring old furniture and spending time with his grandchildren. Ralph was an active member of Yale Street Street Baptist Church serving as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Rush and Adelle Maudy Rush, and his brother, Dwight Rush.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kay Rush of Cleveland, MS; Son, Robert (Shelly) Rush of Colorado Springs, CO; Daughter, Mimi (Aaron) Scott of Winston Salem, NC; sisters, Janis Lofton, Linda Rettburg; Brother, Allen Rush; Grandchildren, Andrew Rush, Afton Scott, Ireland Scott, Ian Scott, Anna Scott, Alistair Scott, and Agnes Scott.

Pallbearers are Ian Scott, Allen Rush, Andrew Rush, Chris Lofton, Robert Rush, and Aaron Scott.

Memorials may be made to Yale Street Baptist Church 1215 N. Yale St. Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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Kay, I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about Ralph, I have been away for so many years and it has been years since I knew all of you when I lived in Shaw. Just know that you and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers, praying for peace, comfort and understanding which only God can do.

Margaret Hurst, Raymond, MS Jul 17 2022 4:21 PM

It's hard to find words to say at times like this. May each day bring a lessening of sorrow and peaceful reminders of the love that will 🙏🙏🙏 live forever in your 💓 heart... In Deepest Sympathy. To Linda and the Entire Rush Family.

Alma Jul 15 2022 9:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Rush

RODNEY MOODY Jul 15 2022 11:23 AM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.💗💐

Daty Cooke Jul 15 2022 10:03 AM

Kay and family, Ralph was a wonderful man and dearly loved by the W.D. And Daisy Beach family. Praying for all of you.

Kathy Beach Bomar Jul 15 2022 7:53 AM

So sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cynthia and Jimmy Weeks Jul 14 2022 2:53 PM

I am so shocked and saddened to hear this! Prayers for the family of one of the kindest men I've ever known!

Judy Richardson Jul 14 2022 1:24 PM

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