How did Freda Bush die? A well-known Jackson doctor cause of death explained

Dr. Freda Bush
Dr. Freda Bush, well-known Doctor and pro-life leader


Dr. Freda Bush, a well-known Jackson physician and pro-life activist passed away on Sunday, January 15. Let’s see, how did Freda Bush die and her cause of death in detail.

How did Dr. Freda Bush die?

Bush worked as a doctor at East Lakeland OB/GYN Associates, P.A. in Jackson for 30 years, providing OBGYN services to the local population.

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Bush:

“Gayle and I mourn the loss of Dr. Freda Bush, a giant of the pro-life cause whose example inspired doctors, nurses, and citizens across the nation.

In her 30 years as an OB-GYN, Dr. Bush worked on the front lines serving women and children, becoming a leading voice for the unborn. She championed the Mississippi Life Equality Act in 2020, which has saved countless lives.

Her journey from nurse to doctor to the pro-life leader was an American success story. Her impact will live on in the lives of those she inspired and the children who were born because of her tireless efforts. As we mourn her loss, we celebrate her legacy.”

Who was Dr. Freda Bush?

Freda Bush was an OB/GYN, author, speaker, and community leader. For more than 40 years, Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., FACOG, has been actively concerned with matters relating to women’s health.

She taught maternity nursing clinics at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 1968. She worked at Harlem Hospital after earning her certification as a nurse midwife in 1970 from Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Bush was appointed director of the University of Mississippi’s nurse-midwifery programs in 1974.

She graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1983 and from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis in 1987 after completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology there.

In Jackson, Mississippi, at the East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates, she is the senior partner. She became a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Dr. Bush served on the board of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health. She was previously appointed by the president of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, where she worked from 2006 to 2009. A member of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, she also served in that capacity.

Dr. Bush is the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States’ Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors (2011-12). For twelve years, she was a member of the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure.

Dr. Bush served as the Central Mississippi Medical Society’s previous president. She earned the Mississippi State Medical Association’s Community Service Award in 2006

Dr. Freda Bush cause of death:

The East Lakeland website claims that Dr. Bush passed away peacefully while surrounded by family. She dies after an extended illness at the age of 75.

Her website released the statement on the passing of Dr. Bush and the statement read, “To all the patients who loved Dr. Freda M. Bush, it is with heavy hearts that we are sharing this news. Surrounded by her family, Dr. Bush passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15th. We ask that you keep her family in your prayers.”

Following her retirement in 2017, state lawmakers honored Bush.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 from 5 to 7 pm., at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson.

Funeral services will be placed at Jackson’s New Horizon Church International on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.

Tributes to Dr. Freda Bush:

Kathy Amos posted,

Dr. Freda M. Bush was my doctor until she retired. She was not just my doctor, she was a sister, a mentor, and a friend. When I established Empowering Progressive Women’s Association, she became a partner. In this picture, I’m giving her flowers after a women’s and teen girls’ workshop. EPWA honored her in 2015. RIP Dr. Bush. You will be missed, but our memories will live in my heart forever.

Jan Taylor-Ellis posted,


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dr. Freda McKissic Bush. Her son shared the following:

Facebook friends, My mother Dr. Freda McKissic Bush passed yesterday evening (Sunday, January 15, 2023) after being ill for quite some time.

Please keep my family in your prayers, especially my father Lee Bush Sr.

She was an accomplished physician and an even better mother. Her favorite scripture is relevant even during this time…Romans 8:28

Thank you for your love and example of a life well lived.

We love you, Mama! Rest Well…

Sam R. Hall tweeted,

Huge loss, but what a legacy she leaves. RIP Dr. Freda Bush.

William Dwight McKissic Sr. posted,

My dear sister Freda, wife of Lee Bush, took a flight home to be with Jesus earlier today. It was not unexpected. She was a retired(2017) gynecologist & obstetrician doctor.

Tressie Neal posted,

Our Father has called to rest my beloved physician (retired), Dr. Freda McKissic Bush (Sunday, January 15, 2023).

To know her was especially another amazing way to be loved by God. She stood for Jesus, and I enjoyed our every conversation about Him.

I pray Holy Spirit comforts the heart of her family, especially her husband.


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