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Roy Lee BruceCLEVELAND - Roy Lee Bruce, age 82, of Cleveland, MS, passed away on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at the Cleveland Heath & Rehabilitation Center.
Visitation will be held Friday May 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney will officiate the service.
Roy was born on January 09, 1934 to Melvin Charles and Ida Lee (Thompson) Bruce in Merigold, MS. He grew up in Pace, MS and Married Maurine Fletcher April 18, 1953 in Cleveland. Roy worked for Baxter Laboratories for 40 years as a fork lift driver. He loved to fish on the Mississippi River, tell stories, keeping up to date on politics, reading, watching television, working number puzzles and most importantly, spending time and playing with his grandchildren. He had attended Yale Street Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Ida Bruce, his 8 siblings, his wife Maurine F. Bruce and a special nephew who was like a son, Terry Purvis.
Roy is survived by Daughter, Judy Ledford of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Cathy B. (Jim) Nelson of Cleveland, MS. Five grandchildren, Seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are grandsons; Jim Nelson, Jr., Jason Nelson, Michael Nelson, Bobby Ledford, Chase McCool and Jim Nelson, III, Honorary pallbearers are Jim Nelson, Sr., Melvin Purvis, John Richardson and Danny Bruce.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.
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Cleveland Funeral Home - May 06 at 10:50 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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May 05 at 06:08 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers through this time. Blessings and Love, Eileen Murray
Eileen Murray - May 05 at 04:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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Judy Ledford - May 04 at 10:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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Judy Ledford - May 04 at 10:11 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
R.i.p Pops.. You will be greatly missed! Go rest high on that mountain!! Kiss gran for us.. You will always be the best pops ever.. Love you.. Michael, Angie, jenny, Baylee, & Ana-Denton
Angie Hewitt - May 04 at 11:27 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
You won't be suffering anymore & you have joined our family circle up there with Maurine,dad & mom.I know you all are having a grand time.I know everyone will miss you very much !!! Sandra Lamb
Sandra Lamb - May 04 at 01:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Very special uncle who was married to a very special lady. They both were very special people in my life. I can't list all of my reasons, but, they knew, and Kathy and Judy, you know too!!!!May God give you both strength during this time in your life, love you 'all, Jim Bruce Jr.
jim bruce - May 04 at 05:17 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Cathy, Judy and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that the Lord surrounds you with His special peace at this time in your lives. Dr. Mike and June Patterson
June Patterson - May 05 at 07:51 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Judy and Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Amy Jones - May 06 at 07:49 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM