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Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Bernice L Cruse

January 25, 1926October 3, 2019
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On October 3, 2019 God took home one of his precious angels, Bernice L. Cruse, age 93, of Fort Worth, TX. Bernice was born January 25, 1926 in Seminole, OK to Albert and Rosie Smith.

Bernice grew up on a cotton farm in Oklahoma, where she and her 7 sisters helped pick cotton. Her mom died when Bernice was 15 and she moved to California with her dad for a few years. They later moved to Dallas and that is where Bernice met the love of her life, Perry Millard Cruse. They married on May 8, 1945, and together, they raised two loving children, Michael and Pam. Bernice had a special love for her dogs and her grandchildren.

Bernice worked in the retail business, mainly Gibson's Discount Store in Grand Prairie, where she was employed for 25 years. She was a member of Freetown Road Church of Christ in Grand Prairie.

Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Perry, and her 7 sisters.

She is survived by her children, Pam Cruse Shelhorse and Michael P. Cruse, both of Fort Worth, TX.; grandchildren, Rick Shelhorse of Frisco and Justin Shelhorse of the Colony; Great-grandchildren, Tristan Shelhorse, Aidan Shelhorse, Rylee Shelhorse, Giavonia Sparks, and Blaize Shelhorse, all of Frisco and Alexis Shelhorse of Fort Worth; Great-grandchildren, Cameron Gaines and Rowan Gaines of Fort Worth.

A visitation for Bernice will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Funeral service will take place Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow Thursday at 2:30 PM at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75221.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Cruse family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 10, 2019

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