Leon Phillip Rush
May 15, 1952 – February 7, 2020
Leon Phillip Rush, age 67 passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020. He was born May 15, 1952, In Cleveland, Ohio to Leon Phillip Mitchell and Eddie Mae Rush. Leon married his longtime friend and love, Toni Haynes in 1973 to this union was born Taneisha and Jason Rush. Leon attended Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Where he played for the basketball team in his sophomore year for the Glenville Tarblooders. Basketball was Leon’s, first love. He was an extremely talented player. One of his favorite movies was “He Got Game” the movie reminded Leon of his own life story and one day he looked forward to playing a game of basketball with his own son Jason who also has a love for the game. On May 5, 2007, Leon took pride in walking his daughter Taneisha down the aisle and giving her hand away in marriage. Leon was an ambitious and creative artist who had the ability to write in calligraphy. Leon often went against the grain and wasn’t afraid of anything except for eggs. Leon’s favorite dish was liver and onion which he could not get enough of. Leon transformed into a very giving and generous person. He was quite the craftsman. You could always catch him doing remodeling and carpentry work to beautify homes. Leon loved card games and making lasting memories with his family, especially loving on his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Leon was preceded in death by his Father Leon Phillip Mitchell. Mother Eddie Mae Rush, and Step Mother Lula Mae Mitchell. Sister Yvonne Rush. Brothers Michael Anthony Rush, Joseph Mitchell, and Son In Law Frank Clark Sr. Leon is survived by his Daughter Taneisha Clark, and Son Jason Rush (Nelly) of Cleveland, Ohio. Siblings Darryl Rush (Sheila) of Cleveland, Ohio, Anthony Mitchell of Cleveland, Ohio, and Tyrone Mitchell (Elecia) of Cleveland, Ohio. Grandchildren Frank Clark Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, Christian Clark of Alabama, Zavier Clark of Cleveland, Ohio, Shayla Rush of Cleveland, Ohio and Jason Rush of Cleveland, Ohio. A host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Friends, and The Crestmont Nursing Home staff.
- Wake Sunday, February 16, 2020
- Memorial Service Sunday, February 16, 2020
Leon Phillip Rush
February 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr.Leon Rush.May god wrap his arms around you in his loving arms.Mr Rush was a patient that i cared for and always was a pleasure to be around him.He will be dearly missed 💞god bless yu leon and i will see you in the morning