Beloved friend, comrade, professor, teacher, mentor,
soulmate and partner, father, grandfather, favorite son-in-law…
Born on November 12, 1945, Roderick Douglas Bush passed on December 5, 2013, six years to the day that his beloved mother, Margaret Janette Craddock Bush was lay to rest.
Rod leaves behind his soulmate and partner for over 30 years, Melanie E L Bush and their cherished daughter Sarafina F. Bush; beloved son and daughter Malik L. Bush and Thembi N. Bush Tillman (Betty Ann Penda Kane); adored granddaughter Tajalia, four treasured grandsons Angelo, Orlando, Jedidiah, Wisdom, very loved god-daughter Isabella and her parents; longtime friends Arcee “Pete” James and Renzie Taylor, dear mother-in-law “Rozzie”, son-in-law Jamal Tillman, and daughter-in-law Donna Bush; aunts, uncles and a multitude of cousins, friends and family from many different communities and networks. He was preceded in death by one dearly loved daughter Sojourner Truth Bush (Cynthia Arnetta Holliday).