Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Edward Lionel Rushing

Edward Lionel Rushing, 71, of Badin, passed away March 10, 2019 in his home.  His funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with his high school classmate, Rev. Eddie Mauldin, officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 6 until 8 PM.

Born May 2, 1947 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of Ed Rushing and Gleamer Arey Rushing and was the former owner and operator of Rushing Jewelers in Albemarle.  He was a member of Badin United Methodist Church.  He began his career at Friedman’s Jewelers then moved to doing advertising work for Belk.  Later he ran stores for Leonard’s Jewelers and Wooten’s Jewelers before opening his own Jewelry Store.  He was formerly a member of the Badin Volunteer Fire Dept. 

He is survived by his wife Sylvia A. Rushing of the home, daughter Lisa A. Page and husband Rodney of Badin, grandchildren Matthew Page, Megan Page, and Morgan Page and great-granddaughter Lillian Page.  A brother Charles Melvin Rushing preceded him in death. 

The family requests that memorials be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1024 Albemarle Rd., Suite 904, Troy, NC, 27371 or to the Stanly County Humane Society, 2049 Badin Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001.


  • Pete and Jo Culp Posted March 11, 2019 3:02 pm

    Lionel was a good man and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  • Alan Eury Posted March 11, 2019 5:15 pm

    Peace my brother. You will be deeply missed by many, but live in so many lives daily as we all wear your jewelry that you helped us pick out at special times. My wife and I wear wedding rings and that special diamond ring bought from you everyday, going on year 8. (I have known you over 35 years) 
    Lionel you will be missed; I have never heard of him being anything but kind and friendly to everyone. Such a fine man. Condolences to his family. 
    Prayers lifted up.
    Alan and Kay Eury

  • Sandy Kelley Johnson Posted March 11, 2019 7:51 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Lionel’s passing. Sending prayers for comfort to the family.

  • Greg Hamilton Posted March 13, 2019 6:57 pm

    Lionel was a terrific person. I have known him for many years. Knew him as a businessman and as a friend. He will be missed greatly. Greg

  • Renecca Hollis Posted March 21, 2019 8:06 pm

    God bless you and give you comfort.

  • Terry Terry Morgan and Pam Posted April 7, 2019 8:40 pm

    He was a fine person and he will be missed,

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