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Mr. Leon Rushing known to many as ‘FOOT” was born on August 17, 1946.  He entered into his Heavenly Home on March 19, 2017.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, both the late BJ and Fannie Mae Rushing.

He retired from his career passion of truck driving for over 40 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

He was united in Holy Matrimony to his loving wife, Virginia Rushing of 47 years.  To this union three (3) children were born.

Leon leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Virginia Rushing.  Two sons, Tim (Tonia) Rushing and Reggie Rushing.  One daughter, Jewanda (Wayne) Collins.  Three grandsons, Marquis Rushing, Shawn Collins and Jahlil Rushing.  Six granddaughters, Asia Collins, Tiona Rushing, Timoni Rushing, Kemani Rushing, Mackenzie Rushing and Timmerly Rushing.  Two great grandsons, Jeremiah Collins and Carter Batts.  Two great granddaughters, Madison Rushing and Janaiyah Walker.  Two brothers, Grady and Manuel Rushing.  Seven sisters, Vera Earl, Josephine Medlin, Laura (Willie) Medlin, Antoinette (Charles) Carpenter, Dorothy Crawford, Kim (Dennis) Lotharp and Gale Gainey.  Two uncles, Bob and Fred Jackson.  Two aunts, Laura Thomas and Flora Smith.  A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Homegoing Celebration honoring the Life and Legacy of Mr. Rushing will be on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 o' clock noon, Mt. Zion Christian Ministries, 1019 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.  Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens 1504 Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Rushing Family will greet family and friends at the residence and on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:30am-12:00 noon.  Viewing will be from 11:00am-12:00 noon.

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  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    Mrs. Rushing... May memories of Mr. Rushing/Mr. FOOT and the LOVE of Family & Friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. WE LOVE YOU!!
    ~ Your Neighbors- Hubert, Debbie, Jalon & Juston   Charlotte, NC