Funeral service for Overseer Claretha Dixon Rush will 12 noon Monday in the Savannah Grove Baptist Church. Entombment will be in the Florence Memorial Gardens directed by Bacote-Eaddy Funeral Home. She died Wednesday August 7, 2019. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Eddie Dixon and Ramona Dixon Bizzelle. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1966 and attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC, where she obtained certification to teach Home Economics. She was an entrepreneur and an expert seamstress. She was the pastor of the Golden Gate Holiness Church. She received a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Elohim Bible School. She was the founder and Certified Christian Counselor of Golden Gate Christian Academy in Timmonsville, SC. Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, Raleigh Rush; four children, Rosalynn (Darrell) Tennie, Nico (Wesley) Dickson, Anton (Kimberly) Simmons and Raleigh T. (Shaneka) Rush; a brother, Preston (Patricia) Dixon; a sister, Denise McAllister; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.A Wake service will 6 PM on Sunday in the Golden Gate Holiness Church.The family is receiving friends at 3007 Rush Lane, Effingham.
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