Obituary: Walter Leon Rushing Jr.

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Walter Rushing

Walter Leon Rushing Jr., 84, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Morris Rushing; daughter, Brenda Tortorich and husband Michael; three grandchildren, Michael and Joey Tortorich, and Walter Rushing IV; daughter-in-law, Rose Rushing; five brothers, Jimmy, Marvin, Carl, Gerald and Stanley Rushing; and sister, Dorothy "Tootsie" Cook. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ida Belle Rushing; son, Walter Rushing III; and five sisters, Mildred, Wilma, Carolyn, Jennie and Essie. Visitation was at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, Wednesday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. until Baptist religious service at 11 a.m. Entombment in Ascension Mausoleum. Condolences can be made by visiting To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.