Mabel Melvina (LeBrocq) Rushing , 84 years old, a resident of Baker since 1965 and a native of Bronx, New York, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017 at the Carpenter House Hospice of Baton Rouge. Mabel was born to Harold and Egdita Melvina LeBrocq Sr. on November 8, 1932 in Bronx, New York.
She was married to the love of her life Carroll J. Rushing Sr. on July 9, 1961. Mabel loved everyone she ever met. Mabel’s greatest expression of love and ministry was to feed those around her. Her favorite time of year was Christmas which was evident by her many decorations. Mabel’s greatest accomplishment, according to her, was loving and taking care of her family. Mabel had a passion for cooking, knitting, crocheting and taking care of people. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
Mabel was a long-time member of Baker Presbyterian Church where she fulfilled her servant heart by volunteering on the hospitality and bereavement committees.
Mabel was truly loved by her husband who was by her side helping her fight, advocating on her behalf and taking care of her every step of the way, meanwhile never giving up hope.
Mabel will be deeply missed and many are left heartbroken which time will never completely heal. The peace and healing begins by knowing undoubtably she is in the constant presence of her Savior. Mabel’s wish would be for every person to be drawn to know God and to feel his constant peace, love and eternal gift of everlasting life.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Carroll (CJ) Rushing Sr.; 4 sons and 4 daughter-in-laws, John Traupman Jr., Gary and Carolyn Traupman, CJ and Melissa Rushing Jr, Mike and Mandy Rushing; 2 daughters and 2 son-in-laws, Dawn and Bob McAlister and Missy and Tim Novo; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Mark Hiemenz; 15 grandchildren, Crystal Traupman, Michelle Clark, Danielle and John Traupman III, Laurie McNeill, Heather Harry, Gary and Jason Traupman, Shaun, Rachel and Kayla Rushing, Dalton Rushing, Colby and Meaghan Novo; 10 great- grandchildren, Conran Traupman, Jaxon Clark, Lindsey Riggall, Mackensey and Myles McNeill, Ashlynne, Maggie and Alex Harry, Hayden and Hudson Hunter.
She is preceded in death by her parents Harold Sr. and Egdita Melvina LeBrocq; brothers, Harold LeBrocq Jr. and Lawrence LeBrocq Sr. and granddaughter, Ashley Novo.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Friday, July 21, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Ron Lambe and Rev. Jimmy Spillman. The burial and graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker, LA.
Pallbearer’s will be Jeremy Clark, Gary Traupman Jr, Jason Traupman, Jason McNeill, Dalton Rushing, Colby Novo, Shaun Rushing, Todd Harry, and John Traupman III. Honorary pallbearers will be Conran Traupman, Jaxon Clark, Cole Riggall, Myles McNeill, Alex Harry and Hayden and Hudson Hunter.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Baker Presbyterian Church, Istrouma Baptist Church or the Carpenter House Hospice.
So, this isn’t goodbye, it’s we will see you again our sweet, precious and beautiful soul Mabel.
Family and friends are invited to express condolences by visiting www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. Though I did not know Mabel, I would have to say she was a loving, caring and very Christian lady.
May the light of Christ's resurrection be your comfort and strength in this time of testing and pain.
Mablel will be remembered in my prayers.
Myra Helminger RabalaisShreveport, LA