MARS HILL – Ann Johnson Bussard age 80 of Mars Hill went home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 14, 2020.
Mrs. Bussard was born September 25, 1939 in Fluvanna County, VA to the late Thomas W. and Linda Mann Johnson. She was a resident of Madison County for the past 51 years. As an active member of the community, Ann’s love of all children was noted throughout her life. She served as a leader of the Girl Scouts of America and PTA President. Ann taught pre-school at the United Methodist Church and Adult Bible Study in Mars Hill at Madison Seminary. She had a love for athletics and played softball and basketball. She passed this love onto her son and grandchildren, supporting them in their own endeavors.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Gayle Bussard.
Mrs. Bussard is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rev. John E. Bussard; son Eddie Bussard and fiancée Anita; sister Janet Kimball of Boise, ID; six grandchildren, Eddie Burns and wife Kim, Chris Bussard, Craig Bussard and wife Jamie, Cody Bussard, Ceara Bussard and Celena Bussard and fiancé Jacob: and six great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Emerald Ridge and Hospice Care Partners of Buncombe County.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Justus and Rev. Worth Emory officiating. Burial will follow at Mars Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the funeral home.
Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter 4600 Park Road, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28209 or WNC Bridge Foundation PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, in memory of Ann Bussard.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Bussard’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.