Joann C. Rushing, 85 years old, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on December 7, 2017. She entered this world on November 14, 1932 born to J.W. and Lurline Cheek in South Carolina.
Joann is survived by three daughters, Emily and Tommy Mason of Baton Rouge, Sara Rushing of Baton Rouge and Nancy Rushing of Addis; one son, Christopher Romines of Texas; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Joann is preceded in death by parents, J.W. Cheek and Lurline Griffin Cheek and daughter, Deborah Romines.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date.
To offset the memorial service, please send donations to Emily Rushing Mason, 11169 Cypress Glen Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70807.
Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Prayers for all. So sorry for your loss.
Mamma, I can't explain this feeling I have. I have a deep peace in me that is just so happy that you are resting now; something you had not known in a very long time. I also have a pain in my heart that will never go away until I am with you again. I miss you so much but I just keep remembering my visit with you the night before you left me. You had a moment of clarity that I had not seen in some time. You let me know that you knew how much we loved you. In that moment I think I knew my time with you was short. Although you are not present with me, I know you are present with the Lord and that is a great comfort to me. I rejoice that I will see you again. Rest in peace Mamma. I love you to eternity.
Emily R. MasonBaton Rouge, LA
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this very deeply saddened time. May God uplift you knowing that peace has arrived and suffering is no longer present. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy oh sweet joy comes in the morning! Blessings!
Loretta ThomasHumble, TX
Joann I loved you as a mother n law but also a friend. You will be missed so.RIP...Girls I pray for God to give y’all strength to help during this time. Love y’all
Beverly RominesIndianola, MS
My deepest condolence to your family and friends during the most difficult time. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing a loved one. May you find peace and comfort in know that they are in God's memory and he assures us that we will experience the joy of seeing them live again here on this earth. (Job 14:14, 15)