Judy Bush

Judy Don "Nana" Bush (Sneed)

Friday, June 18th, 1943 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Judy Don Bush “Nana”, 76, of Roanoke, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Judy was a woman like no other, her sense of humor and smile were infectious, but her love for all people is the trait she will be remembered for the most. Throughout her life, she has always gone out of her way to help those in need, or to shed some love on someone’s path. She spent countless years working in her restaurant the “Salem Snack Shop”. When she wasn’t at the restaurant, she would be working in her flower beds, playing bingo with family and friends, or doing what she loved the most, which was spending time with her family. Being a wife, mother and grandmother were Judy’s biggest joys in life, her children and grandchildren were her world. Though she loved wholeheartedly and unconditionally, she always made sure you knew “it was Nana’s way or the highway”.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Mary Sneed; eleven sisters, and three brothers; an infant son, Timothy Lytton; as well as a grandson, Jerry Lee Turner “J.T.”.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of forty-four years, Jerry Lee Roy Bush; children, Rene` Duncan (Robert), and Buddy Lytton; sisters, Margaret Walker and Pearl Harrison; four grandchildren, Leigh Danil (Rami), Vanessa Hooks (Jamie), Brittany Shelton (Jake), and Travis Turner (Jamie); ten great-grandchildren. Chandler, Ava, James, Lilly, Noah, Josh, Brooklyn, Isabella, Jayden, and Margo; as well as her beloved fur baby Max; also left to cherish her memory are her special friends Sherry Fuller, and Denise Duncan; as well as numerous dear friends and relatives.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. by means of a drive-through viewing/visitation, being held under the portico at the rear of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Those who wish to attend the visitation, please entire our parking lot using the Roanoke Blvd. entrance only, and exit on South College Ave. Guests are also asked to please remain in their vehicles and will have the ability to offer condolences and words of encouragement to the family while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Judy will be laid to rest in a private family graveside service on Friday, May 8, 2020, at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. A public celebration of Judy’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please charitable contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 7th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Family and Friends can attend a drive-through viewing/visitation, in the rear of the funeral home, under the portico. Guests who wish to attend please enter our parking lot using the Roanoke Blvd. entrance only, you will not be able to be placed in the receiving line by use of any other entrance point. we also ask that you exit by way of South College Ave. Please remain in your vehicles, and you may drive up and offer your condolences to the family, as well as pay respects to Nana.
  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, May 8th, 2020 |
    Friday, May 8th, 2020
    Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
    5070 Cove Road NW
    Roanoke, Virginia 24017
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Parker, Steve
  • Interment

    Friday, May 8th, 2020 |
    Friday, May 8th, 2020
    Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
    5070 Cove Rd NW
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Karen King

Posted at 10:57pm
I met Judy when my husband was in the hospital. She was a very sweet lady and it was an honor to have met her. I felt like I had known her for a long time even though I didn't. I would always ask Jerry about her when he would briefly stop to speak to my husband. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless each one of you.

Emily Hodgin

Posted at 05:58pm
Aunt judy 'Lovely lady loved her family and loved playing farmville in facebook and loved chatting with friends and family .She will be missed and she's running -dancing and enjoying life in heaven .ME and my sons Seth -Isaac our prayers go out to all the family far and near .We love ya and will keep my memories of conversations -seeing her close in my heart .Love ya

Sharon Hooks

Posted at 12:27pm
I am so sorry for your families loss. Your family is in my prayers. I am thinking of you all. I hope to see you soon. With love,
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Natalia & Jerry Mogannam

Posted at 10:35am
Memories are eternal . Prayers for strength during this difficult time
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With all our love, Aaron and Genevieve Hayden

Posted at 06:51am
Sending our love and prayers to all, as well as our deepest condolences. God bless and rest her soul.
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