Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Sandra Jane Bruce

September 20, 1939October 30, 2019

Little River, SC

Sandra Jane Bruce, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Grand Strand Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends. Born on September 20, 1939 in Winooski, Vermont, she was the daughter of the late Armond and Ferdinand Meyers Mercure. She lived in North Myrtle Beach for the past 23 years with her husband of 61 years, Ronald Grant Bruce. Prior to retiring in the area, they lived in several North Eastern states and made many friends along the way.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband; four sons, Rick Bruce of Hobbs, NM, Dean Bruce of Butler, PA, Tim Bruce of Knox, PA and Gerry Bruce, and his wife Kerri, of Frisco, TX; grandchildren, Vicki Bruce, and her fiancé Logan, of Hobbs, NM, Danielle Bruce of Albuquerque, NM, Jared Bruce, and his wife Ashley, of Cincinnati, OH, Joey Bruce, and his girlfriend Kaylynn, of Marble, PA, Jenna Bruce of Indiana, PA, Christina Bruce, and her fiancé Ryann of New Bedford, MA, Luis Bruce of Cortland, NY, Tiffani Bruce of Myrtle Beach, SC, Hannah Bruce of Shippenville, PA, Zach Bruce, and his fiancé Rebecca, of Mandan, ND, and Kaylie Bruce of Seneca, PA; great grandchildren, Mason, Kinley and Jaden of Hobbs, NM. Also surviving are her sisters, Marlene Saborin of Winooski, VT, Joan (Al) Danis of The Villages, FL, Wanda Roza of Ocala, FL; her brother, Alan (Midge) Mercure of High Springs, FL; and brother-in-law, Shannon (Jaime) Bruce of South Point, OH.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Lee Bruce; daughter-in-law, Ruthie Bruce; grandson, Bryan Bruce; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Ray Rochefort; and brothers-in-law, William Bruce, Leon Saborin, and Donald Roza.

Mrs. Bruce was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. She volunteered as a Poll worker for elections for over 20 years. Sandy was known for her Santa collection. Every year her and Ron would decorate their home with the collection of over 250 Santa Claus figures and invite their family, friends, and church members to come see their display. Sandy was always passionate about keeping her home and family in order. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love and commitment to her God, home, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, 200 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, Building Fund, 200 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or the charity of one's choice.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


  • First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, Building Fund


  • Memorial Service Monday, November 4, 2019


Sandra Jane Bruce

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Debbie Fitts

November 21, 2019

I’m so very sorry for your lost. I lived right across the street from Ron & Sandy. They are two of the most loving people I know & the best of neighbor s. It’s heartbreaking to know how her sweet family & friends must feel about her lost. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you during this time. Our community is missing the Bruce family. 😘

Debi Brammer- McElroy

November 5, 2019

Memories flood my mind of Ice Creek Church, the youth group, banquets, church camps, the church bus. All the Bruces were active members. I remember sweet Sandy and all those boys. But she kept them all in line. What a beautiful person she was. Love and prayers Bruce family. I know she will be missed.

Kandi Smith

November 5, 2019

Man, I wish I knew you all were in Little River. My husband and I live in Florence; we visit Little River often. Blessings on you as you face your days ahead.
Just in case you don't remember, I am Kandi Taylor Smith, daughter of Kermit & Dorothy Taylor. We were friends at Ice Creek MBC.

Chelli Mannon

November 5, 2019

No doubt Sandy has heard the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
Much love ❤️

Mandy & Boo Boo Todd

November 4, 2019

Sandy will surely be missed.....such a sweet sweet lady.

Kimberly Alford Kline

November 3, 2019

Mr Ron and family
So very sorry to see Sandra had passed. With many years of attending the same church she showed her loving soul in everything. Prayers for peace for you all. Kimberly Alford Kline.

Beth Moulden

November 3, 2019

Sandy's love for the Lord was so encouraging .

Bill and Beth Moulden.

Darlene Dunlow

November 2, 2019

JL and I are sorry for your loss. Sandy was a loving person and glad we had the chance to know her. No doubt she is with Jesus. She loved the Lord. Please know our prayers are with you.

Robert Alford

November 2, 2019

Dear Ron and family, Thoughts and prayers for you all. I always thought Sandy was the kindest and most tolerant woman in the world raising that many boys and tolerating the rest of us when we got together to play in the yard. She was always so elegant at church. Even during vacation Bible school Good thing is we will get to see her again!

Brenda Davis

November 2, 2019

Ron and Family,
My heart breaks for you. Sandy was such a special lady and I loved her. I will never forget Ron, how you and Sandy were there for me, when Jim got sick. I remember how Sandy and I worked together on the barbecue dinners and how much fun she made them. She always stayed calm and you knew you could count on her, if she said she would do something. Margaret had told me earlier in the year that she had gotten sick, so I know that she is at peace with our Lord. I live in Va. now, so won't be able to attend her service. Just know that I have you in my prayers. God bless you.