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YOUNGSTOWN – Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., for Mrs. Elaine Lula Bush, 84, who entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.

Mrs. Bush was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Youngstown, a daughter of Lamie and Lula Womack Anderson.

She was a 1952 graduate of Chaney High School and attended Youngstown State University. She was the pianist and organist for St. Andrews AME church for 29 years. She was a faithful member of the Union Baptist Church, its choir director and musician, the Sunday School, and Missions Ministry. She was a former member of the YMCA Senior Fitness and Jewish Community Center, the NAACP and the Urban League. She had been employed at Strouss Dept. Store and Southside Hospital.

Elaine enjoyed music, reading the Bible, playing holiday bingo, and entertaining family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, a stepson, Johnny Bush Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Bernice (Sunday) Faseyitan; a brother, Julius (Nancy) Anderson; grandson Montario Bush; nephews Gary Anderson, Terence Oliver, Olufunsho Faseyitan (godson); nieces Yolanda Oliver (god daughter), Kurnita (Darryl) Wallace; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Bush; sister Jackie Barbara Kennedy; and niece Nichelle Anderson.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

Guestbook Entries


“Love you”

 » Estella James on December 28, 2018

Sorry for your Loss

“May God bless this Great family with Love, Grace and Peace .”

 » Evangelist Crystal Kelly on December 27, 2018

SympathyThe Bush and

“The Bush and Anderson family have our heart felt sympathy. May you find comfort in the Lord. ”

 » Ted and Katie Fagan on December 27, 2018

Love your cousin ida m james.

“Much love.”

 » Ida m james on December 27, 2018

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