Obituary of Roseanna Rush
Roseanna Rush was born February 6, 1967 to George and Alice Rush in
Hamtramck Michigan. George Rush was a phenomenal baseball player who
passed up the big leagues to marry the apple of his eye, Alice. He loved Alice, and
his family and he gave all he had for them. He was the oldest, and cared for his
mother, Minnie Alice Rush daily. His humor was infectious. Rose is proud of her
Polish and Mohawk Indian decent, (Mohawk for all of her cousins, lol) and is predeceased
by her sister Shannon Rush (12/19/16), Billy Rush (1/18/17) and her
parents. Memories of Rose will be carried forward by her brother, John Rush,
whom she loved, and called weekly. She also has a sister from a different mother,
her cousin Andra, along with her dear friends and Macy’s family. Rose attended
college in Macomb, MI studying diligently through school, and working full time.
Her sister Shannon, her lifelong best friend, moved to Florida to live with her 9
years ago, and they enjoyed several years of travel, vacations, parties, and
special holiday celebrations with their neighbors and friends.
Rose was always a hard worker, and a caring, kind, generous, thoughtful person
who you could always rely on. She put others before herself, and she ensured
that you felt welcome and cared about, whether you just met her, or knew her for
decades. She is loyal and will stand up for you in all of your life circumstances.
She had a sense of humor and quick wit that would make you laugh and laugh,
and her laugh is infectious. She had a smile that lit up her face and made her
eyes twinkle. Rose knew how to live in the moment, and made you feel like you
were the most important person in the world when you were with her.
Rose played softball in high school and through her early 20’s; she was awesome.
Her love of baseball and movies she inherited from her father, and they spent
many days and afternoons going to Tiger Baseball games or the show. She loved
Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit tigers, winner of the triple crown in 2012, and a
highlight of her life was sitting next to him for a Detroit Economic Luncheon in
June of 2018 for two hours!!! I love that day as well, one of my favorite.
Travel was her passion, as was her family, and she traveled extensively
throughout her life. She shared special moments with her mother, particularly in
Hawaii and also, with her sisters. She never missed a wedding, a family reunion,
(if she wasn’t working) and a birthday celebration. Her timeshare she purchased
at 25 years old, the Sand Pebble in Treasure Island, Florida was her haven. She
and Shannon’s two week vacations there were the highlight of the end of
summer, and the thrill of all the vacationers and owners present. Shannon and
Rose would be at the pool from sun up to sun down and they would have everyone
feeling in a celebratory mood every day. They threw birthday parties, margarita
parties, pirate parties, anything to bring people together and to laugh.
Rose is a loyal friend and when she accepts you as her close friend, you are
family. Rose’s family in Florida is Vanessa Ramirez and Tracy Reeser, who talked
with Rose several times a day and hung out together always. Every morning
they called or texted (maybe even snap chatted). Dave Fournier, a family friend
for over 12 years, stayed with Rose and Shannon while Shannon was recovering
with her health issues. After Shannon passed away, Dave has been by Rose’s side
living with her for the last 3 years, loving and caring for her while she positively
progressed to a healthier lifestyle. He has been her companion and she his, and
devoted every day to care for her. Other dear friends in Michigan are her lifelong
childhood friend Mike Chereton and Lisa Stratski from kindergarten, and JO
(Mama Jo) Skora. She will be missed by all of us, we are all grieving, struggling
now, and loving her.