OBITUARY

Ora Joy Rushing

July 30, 1932February 17, 2021

Ora “Joy” Rushing, 89, of Kingwood, Texas, was born on July 30, 1932 in Groesbeck Texas to Coley and Gertrude Murdock Williams. She joined her Husband Robert Rushing, her Parents, and her Sister Maudie with the Lord around 7 pm Wednesday February 17, 2021. Joy is survived by her two Sons, Michael and Larry Rushing, and her two Brothers, Coley and Jack Williams. She is also survived by her Daughter-in-Law Kimberly Lane Rushing, two Grandchildren Kristen and Robert Rushing, and multiple Nieces and Nephews. Joy was married to Robert Rushing on December 26, 1953. Joy graduated from Texas State College for Women in Denton Texas with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education in January 1953. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Alpha Delta Kappa fraternity. Joy was an Elementary School Teacher with the Houston Independent School District teaching third and fourth grade classes, individually and occasionally combined, until she became a Mother. She returned to teaching at Katherine Smith Elementary school when both her Sons were in High School. After retiring she remained a Teacher, helping her two Grandchildren. Joy enjoyed sewing; she made many of her own outfits as well as doing special projects for her Sons, Grandchildren, and her Husband. She also enjoyed needlepoint and she did a little knitting. Her musical tastes were eclectic in nature, ranging from Elvis Presley to Loretta Lynn and Yanni to Mozart. There will be two memorial Services. The first will be at Kingwood Funeral Home from 3 to 5 pm at 22800 Highway 59 North in Kingwood Texas 77339 on Tuesday February 23, 2021. The second memorial service will be at the Hathorn Cemetery Chapel, 1399 Highway 155, Ashland Louisiana 71002 from 10 am to 12 pm on Thursday February 25, 2021.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service & Interment - Ashland, La

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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