The funeral services will be private for the family but may be streamed on YouTube Live. The services will be available by stream on Friday, February 5th. Visitation will start at 10:00am and the funeral service will be at 11:00am. Emma will be entombed at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee which is also private for the family.
Stream Link: https://youtu.be/6db23WQqM6s
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Emma Grace Bruce was born in Etta Mississippi on June 11, 1928 to George Bruce and Deolia (Visor) Bruce. At an early age Emma devoted her life to God. She was a fashionista. Living up to her middle name being poised with Grace. She was an elegant lady who would dress herself up like a runway model. Her style was that of the name she carried so dearly at all times. Walking with her head held high and never wavering a step. Emma stepped with the regal elegance of a Gazelle and nothing could stop her from achieving her goals once her mind was made up. She was stern yet compassionate and once she started laughing it was a show all by itself. Emma loved to be surrounded by love and she enveloped a décor of togetherness.
On September 29, 1990 Emma and Sylvester were married and their marriage of thirty years was filled with love, laughter, and joy. Emma’s last moments were spent doing what she loved the most and that was being enveloped in the love of her husband. Her departure on January 23, 2021 left a hole that can never be filled. Emma is missed and will forever be missed. She left her footprints in the sands on this planet and was blessed with 92 years of life.
Emma leaves behind those she loved to celebrate her life on this planet as it was a life filled with fond memories of unity and adventure. She lived a full life doing what she wanted to do because she knew that time, no matter how much you have, is precious, and something that should not be taken for granted. She paved the way for others by leading by example and using her words of wisdom to encourage and motivate others. She was never short on advice nor ways to solve whatever problems that were presented to her by others.
Emma lived a life that warrants celebration and wanted those who knew her to relish in the fact that her love will still remain with you because only her body is gone. Be happy with that love and those memories as they will still remain with you.
Cherish those happy moments that you have of Emma and use them to cope when moments of sadness come, because those moments will come. Emma would want you to enjoy your gift of life and live in the moment because your time is the most valuable resource you have on this planet.
Emma was preceded in death by her son Bernard Smith, her parents George and Deolia Bruce, her siblings; Louis Bruce and Elwood Bruce.
Those left behind to carry on her legacy of love are her husband Sylvester Rucker, her son Wilbur (Linda) Smith, her daughter by marriage Victoria Amidou, her son by marriage Fitzgerald Massey, and her son by marriage Anthony (Shar) Simpson. Her siblings, Pauline Goree of Shannon, MS, Percy (Barbara) of Batesville, MS, Geneva Murphy of Dania, FL, Verneice Bruce-Henderson of Milwaukee, WI, Warren (Jearlene) Bruce of Oxford, MS, Calvin (Desmar) Bruce of Brown Deer, WI, Rose Mary Bruce of Brown Deer, WI, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.