Obituary of Maude Bush Andrews
Maude Bush Andrews, 91, of West Columbia, South Carolina passed into the loving arms of her LORD and Savior on Saturday, March 12, 2022.
Maude was born May 2, 1930 in Johnston, South Carolina. She was one of twelve children born to the late John Bruce Bush and Marie Viola Buddin Bush.
Maude is survived by three children, Donna Andrews Edge (Bruce) of West Columbia, Cindy Andrews Hall of Lexington and Dr. Chet Andrews (Hope) of Lexington; grandchildren, Nell Edge Wallace (Brian), Rebecca Lynn Epps, Trevis Hall (Meg), Drew Hall, Jake Andrews, Jonah Andrews, Faith Andrews, and Josh Andrews; great-grandchildren, Kenzie Wallace, Kara Wallace, Kiley Wallace, Madden Hall, Annie Hall, Finn Hall; siblings, Mary Bush Harris (Richard) and Margaret Bush Canova; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased in death by her husband of 41 years, Samuel Homer Andrews; her daughter, Terry Andrews Epps; her parents; siblings, Leon Bush, Watson Bush, Ike Bush, Brunson Bush, Bill Bush, Mozelle Shealy, Daisy Griffith, Alma Gist Cooper, and Grace Hendrix; and brother-in-law, Levy Canova.
Maude was a graduate of Johnston High School and attended Columbia Commercial College. She was strong in her Christian faith and was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Cayce where she was an active member of the Gleaners Sunday School class. One of the things she enjoyed most was attending the Navy Reunions with her husband Homer. They traveled all over the country keeping up with his Navy buddies. She was also an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and Carolina Gamecock football. She was an excellent seamstress by trade and also made clothes for her children as they were growing up. Her first love was children and babies. She kept family and friends’ children while their parents worked and loved each one as if her own. She adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything.
She was definitely a friend to all who knew her. She was a resident of Opus Post-Acute Rehab nursing facility for 3 years and made so many dear friends there. Everyone always commented on how much they loved her and that she was their favorite. She always had a big smile and a witty comment for everyone. She told everybody that came in her room that she loved them. The staff there, maintenance, housekeeping, nurses and CNA’s all came to visit her regularly even if they were not assigned to her.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Pruitt Health Hospice for their support and care of Maude.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Thompson’s Funeral Home, 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29073. The family will receive friends at 12:00 and a service will follow at 1:00. Interment to follow in the Celestial Memorial Gardens cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to your favorite charity be made in honor of Maude.