Lillie Mae Bush Lillie Mae Bush (Gentry) of Newark, Delaware, passed away at Heartland House Hospice, Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at the age of 73. Lillie was born in Schuyler, Virginia, the daughter of the late Raymond and Blanche Gentry. She graduated from Abemarle High School in 1958, one of the first four-year graduating classes. She worked as the bookkeeper for Bill Bush Sew n Vac, and was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, was an avid bingo player for several years, and was also a huge WWE wrestling fan. In addition to her parents, Lillie was predeceased by her three brothers, Raymond, Alvin and Clifford Gentry; and her sister, Dora Jones. Lillie is survived by her husband of 55 years, William E. Bush of Newark, Delaware. They were married in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 5, 1958. She is lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Tracey L. Bush of Scottsville, Virginia, and Mary B. Taglienti and husband, Anthony Taglienti, of Newark, Delaware; grandson, Liam Joseph Taglienti; her sister, Rose Marie Newton and her husband, Samuel Newton, of Buckingham, Virginia; her brother, Carl Gentry and his wife, Elaine Gentry, of Massachusetts; her brother-in-law, Luther Jones of Esmont, Virginia; sister-in-law, Doris Gentry of Scottsville, Virginia; her father-in-law, Frederick Sharrah of Newark, Delaware; as well as many nieces and nephews. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Miller School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 6995, Charlottesville, VA 22906. Arrangements by YASIK FUNERAL HOME, Stanley S. Yasik, Inc., Newark, Delaware, 302-737-4444.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.