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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   Contact:                 Stephanie Gadlin

March 20, 2017                                                                                               Office: (773) 779-2400

    Cell: (202) 340-6327


Funeral Arrangements for Carolyn A. Rush


CHICAGO – This advisory serves to update information regarding the funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn A. Rush, wife of U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush.


Mrs. Rush, 67, died of congestive heart failure on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the University of Chicago Hospital. She will be eulogized by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) of Los Angeles, California. Other dignities are expected to provide reflections during the 11:00 a.m. service to be held this Saturday, March 25th at Freedom Temple COGIC, 1459 W. 74th Street, in Chicago.


There will be limited space for media wishing to cover the services. Please contact Stephanie Gadlin for access and/or additional logistical details.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Community Visitation/Lain In State

6:00 p.m.  to 9:00 p.m,

A.R. Leak & Sons Funeral Home

7838 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Formal Wake & Family Visitation

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Freedom Temple COGIC

1459 W. 74th Street, Chicago


Program & Homegoing Celebration

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*


Internment & Funeral Processional

Immediately Following Services

Oak Wood Cemetery

1035 E. 67th Street, Chicago






Stephanie A. Gadlin

Communications Director-Acting

Office of U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush

1st Congressional District of Illinois

11750 S. Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60643

District Phone: 773-779-2400

District Fax: 773-779-2401

Cell: 202-340-6327


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Washington, D.C. 20515-1301

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Fax: 202-226-0333


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