Marie Anne Smith Bush
September 24, 1933 – January 2, 2023
ZEBULON – Marie Anne Smith Bush, 89, went peacefully to her heavenly home late Monday evening. She was born in Fall River, MA to the late Joseph Booth & Marie Blanchette Smith. She worked many years as the secretary for the president of the University of Connecticut, later transitioning to its campus police force from which she retired. She loved quilting, crafting, painting gourds, birdwatching, and spending time on the family boat (JAMACO) in Mystic, CT She and her husband, Jack also helped establish the Two Bayou VFD in Camden AR. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack; son, Michael Bush; and son-in-law, Don Higgins.
She is survived by her children, Linda Higgins of Zebulon, Kathy Stewart (John) of Lincolnton, Kenny Bush (Angie) of Castle Hayne, daughter-in-law, Diane Bush; grandchildren, Justin Higgins (Leana), Kristin McLamb (Jeff), Cassie Staley, Dylan Bush; and great grandchildren, Hannah, Grayson, Kyleigh, Peyton, Kyndal, Sydney, Andrew, & Travis.
Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
A memorial mass will be offered at 9 am on Friday, Jan. 6 at St. Eugene Catholic Church in Wendell, NC, with interment to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com