Diane Lora Rush, 55, of Charlottesville, died on Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home.
She was born on July 12, 1955 in Esmont, a daughter of Daisy Lee (Crawford) Berkley the late John Ison Rush.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Latoya Rush; two sisters, Linda and Florine Rush; and a brother, Lynn Rush.
Ms. Rush was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. She worked at the University of Virginia for more than 35 years, loved her family and enjoyed listening to music.
Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Daisy Lee (Crawford) Berkley of Charlottesville; her children, Charles Rush of Charlottesville, Rodney Kirby of Memphis, TN, Tonya Rush of Charlottesville, and Deanne Rush of Albemarle County, brothers, John Rush of Charlottesville, Arthur Rush of Crozet, Fred Rush of Culpepper and Walter Rush of Dillwyn, two sisters, Sylvia Dillard of Esmont and Dorothy Rush of Albemarle County; a devoted friend Lawrence Reid of Buckingham County; grandchildren, Raya Rush, C.J Rush, Tahlique Branch, Kaaliya Rush, Zesha Goode-Rush, Will Rush, Isaiah Toney, Josiah Toney; two special nieces, Michelle Rush and Nashell Williams; a special cousin, Altrina Dillard; and a host of other family and friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Esmont by the Rev. Dorn Lewis. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
The viewing will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.