August 4, 1953 - September 8, 2019
The Entry Jacqueline was the fourth oldest of eight children born to the lake Decell Rush and Ruth Rush, August 4, 1953. Her sisters Linda and Deborah Rush preceded her in death. The Preparation Period Knowing the need for Christ in her life, she confessed faith in Christ at an early age at Christian Valley M.B. Church, where she remained a faithful member until her passing. Jacqueline attended Ford Heights School District 169, Bloom Township High School before attending Northern Illinois University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. She was an educator/administrator and taught for 38 years in the community which she grew up in and loved! She was the ultimate, educator, teacher, minister, advocate, counselor, and spiritual advisor to many. The Love of Her Life God, family, friends, education and students where Jacqueline’s passion and delight. She spent every waking minute when the opportunity presented itself, in sharing the word of God (as she was quick to give you scriptures to help in your present time of need) and pouring into everyone she deemed needing a word of encouragement, or financial assistance, spiritual word/counseling or just a plain simple hug. She was concerned about other people and their journeys. The Commitment to Serve Jacqueline was ordained, Minister of the gospel at the New Hope Community Baptist Church under the leadership of a brother/Pastor, Wyatt L. Rush. It was at both, New Hope Community Baptist church and Victory Christian Assembly under the leadership of Apostle Carl L. White Jr., and she served as teacher and Director of Christian Education. She also served in the capacity of Superintendent of Sunday School and Minister at Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Ford Heights, Illinois, where Wyatt L. Rush is Overseer and Pastor. At Progressive Full Gospel Baptist Church, she taught Bible class and assisted with the Youth Ministry at the request of Rev. Dr. Constance Shorter. Jacqueline was an advocate for her community. She exhibited this through her time and tenure at The Ford Heights Community Service Organization, where she facilitated various programs beneficial to both, the community and residents of Ford Heights. She also served as a Village Trustee and Board Member for the Cottage Grove Health Center of Cook County. The Pleasure of Life Jacqueline enjoyed family gatherings. Relaxing, having fun bonding and loving each other unconditionally was important to her. This is why she always went above and beyond to ensure that a good time was had by all in attendance. She enjoyed going to plays downtown, and just conversing with various people that she came in contact with. She never met a stranger. The Departure Death from a Christian perspective is not the end of life, but the beginning of glory divine. Peacefully in her sleep, Jacqueline entered glory on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 5:10 AM. Her Immediate Family Jacqueline is survived by her mother, Ruth Rush; a daughter, Neiche Rush; two sisters, Mrs. Gloria Weekley (Tyrone) is and Mrs. Leoria Rush-Baby (Odether); three brothers, Mr. Clifford Rush, Pastor Charlesq Rush (Cherryce), and Pastor Wyatt Rush (LaTeyce); God daughter Kyanhna Haynie; and a host of other relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during the last few months of her life.
The Entry Jacqueline was the fourth oldest of eight children born to the lake Decell Rush and Ruth Rush, August 4, 1953. Her sisters Linda and Deborah Rush preceded her in death. The Preparation Period Knowing the need for Christ in her life,... View Obituary & Service Information
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