Mary Elaine Bush

Mary Elaine “Aunt Lanie” Bush, 74, of  Clinton died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born Sunday, March 14, 1943, in Ellisville.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12:30-1:45 p.m., at Ellisville Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. at Ellisville City Cemetery. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

“Aunt Lanie” as she was affectionately known, enjoyed spending time with her family every chance she got and always looked forward to the annual Bush family reunion. Lanie attended JCJC, USM and later graduated from Belhaven. She was a member of the Bookworm Stitchers in Clinton. They donated handmade items to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. The majority of her career was spent at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. After she retired, she worked at Hancock Fabrics and spent her spare time reading, sewing and quilting. She was an avid football fan and enjoyed watching the Ole Miss Rebels.

She is preceded in death by her parents Thermon Leroy Bush and Ida Belle Bush; and brother Martin Ernest Bush Sr.

Survivors include her niece, Beth Braswell (Robert) of Clinton; great-nieces Bailey, Olivia and Arianna Braswell of Clinton; and a host of loving cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jones

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