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Mrs. Edna Phoenix Bush, at 108 years old, entered peacefully into rest on February 16, 2019 at the home of her son with family surrounding. She was a native of Blackville, South Carolina. Mrs. Bush was born on November 21, 1910 and reared in a Christian home. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Devant and Hattie Phoenix.

Mrs. Bush taught public school for 40 years in Aiken and Barnwell Counties. Many of her students were fond of her as "their teacher" at Harden Academy, Diamond Lake Academy, Gum Pond, Dunbarton Academy, Spider Webb School and Jefferson Elementary. 

Mrs. Bush married Reverend R. B. Bush and served as devoted wife for 45 years until he passed in January 1979. She was first lady of Moses Missionary Baptist Church for 38 years. She is best known for her wisdom, love of flowers, generosity and compassion toward others. She raised her family to stick together, love each other, and always put God first.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 22nd from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Moses Missionary Baptist Church located at 112 Walker Street in Augusta. The home going services will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 am at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial in Augusta. 

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ W.H. Mays Mortuary
  • Monday, February 18, 2019
    Sorry for your loss,You were blessed to have her,may she RIP.
    ~ Alan & Josette Frank   Manorville, NY
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Life will never be as full now that you have passed away But we are assured that the empty spaces will be filled with your kind smile and patient eyes May the angels and saints guide you to your eternal resting place Remembering You Always Mona Harold’s Daughter
    ~ Romona Phoenix - Froyze   Jacksonville, FL
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Life will never be as full now that you have passed away But we are assured that the empty spaces will be filled with your kind smile and patient eyes May the angels and saints guide you to your eternal resting place Remembering You Always Mona Harold’s Daughter
    ~ Romona Phoenix - Froyze   Jacksonville, FL
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Rest in PEACE Dear Aunt Edna I so envy, your long fruitfull time here on Earth, ,and now, your eternal life in heaven with all of your 13 siblings give them all my love especially my mom .Julia. Your loving Nephew, Leroy
    ~ Leroy W. Parker   Laytonsville, MD
  • Friday, February 22, 2019
    To the Bush family as you reflect on Ecclesiastes 3:" There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven...a time to mourn ." This Is your time. Thank God for the times she had with the family. Always remember the good things Rev. Lyle, Pastor Brownsville AME Zion Church Brooklyn NY
    ~ Rev. Amanda Lyle   Freeport, NY
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    To the family and friends: please, accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise.  (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this.  Find out more online at JW.ORG  
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mrs. Bush and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA