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Elizabeth Pittman Rush

Roebuck, South Carolina

May 7, 1942 – Jan 31, 2020 (Age 77)


May 7, 1942
January 31, 2020
Roebuck, South Carolina


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The J. M. Dunbar Funeral Home & Crematory - Roebuck Obituary

Spartanburg, SC- Elizabeth Gail Pittman Rush, 77, wife of the late Reverend Dr. James Paul Rush, died Friday, January 31, 2020.

Born May 7, 1942 in Verona, NC, Libby was the daughter of the late Louis Augustus and Elizabeth Sandlin Pittman.  She was a dedicated pastor’s wife, serving alongside her husband in the United Methodist Church in Mississippi, California, and South Carolina. Libby was an early conservationist and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Libby was a loving mother and grandmother, leaving behind her daughter in-law, Elena Pribyl Rush of McKinney, TX; her grandson, Benjamin W. Rush and his wife, Marie Cavalier Rush, of Winston Salem, NC; and her granddaughter, Anne-Elizabeth Pittman Rush of Dallas, TX.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her two sons, David Louis Rush and James Stephen Rush; and her brother, Louie Augustus Pittman, Jr.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 5th, 1:00PM in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, officiated by Reverend David Nichols.

The family will receive friends following at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The James Stephen Rush ’84 Endowed Scholarship Fund or The David Louis Rush Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College, Office of Advancement, 429 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

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May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

I made friends with Jim when he joined the
S C Confere . After they I made friends
with Libby. After Jim died I talked with her
Often. Mi wife had died so we shared
A lot. We talked regularly.
She was a wonderful lady. I will miss her
Very muco.
God bless you
Bob Strother.

Elena, we were sorry to hear of Libbys recent passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. From Libbys cousins, Frances, Debbie and Keith

Elena & family,
Thinking of you during this time - with sympathy & love. Jean (Pittman) Griffie

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.