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Elsie Vivian Bruce

Obituary Date: Monday, May 19, 2014

Elsie Vivian Bruce, 77, of Forsyth County, Georgia, daughter of the late James Alvin Bentley and Ethel Electra Mahaffey Bentley died on May 18, 2014 following an extended illness.

Vivian was born on July 29, 1936 in an ambulance on Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia in route to the hospital. Her late husband, Marvin Lee Bruce preceded her in death by 23 years. She was also preceded in death by her eldest son, Marvin Luke Bruce, who died on February 16, 2014. Vivian was a talented and gifted singer and songwriter. Having written thousands of songs and having some published, she was also a very talented artist/painter. She was a member of LeCaBru Ministries and was very instrumental in leading hundreds if not thousands of souls to the Lord. After reading the entire Old and New Testament through a completion of eight times, she started on her ninth. Being the true prayer warrior that she is, she always made herself available twenty-four/seven for anyone who needed prayer and ministry. After being married to her husband, Marvin, for forty years before he passed, she never considered anyone else. As her testimony was, "I'm still married to Marvin, and always will be." Her undying love was shown every day in being the best wife and mother there ever was.

Surviving are her sons and daughters in law, Lester and Carolyn Bruce, Lesley and Daphne Bruce, Marilyn Bruce; grandchildren, Levi Bruce, Lee Bruce, Lucas Bruce, Llesley, Crystal Bruce Wofford, Josh Wofford; sisters and brother in law, Margie Jones, Sharon and James Archer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 22, 2014 at 12 noon at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment services will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
Funeral Date
05/22/2014 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Bearden Funeral Home