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Vera Vennie Bruce

October 28, 1929November 1, 2020
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Vera Vennie Bruce, age 91, of Texarkana, Texas passed away peacefully November 1, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Bruce was born October 28, 1929 to Arthur and Octavia Mangum in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. She was retired from Day & Zimmermann. She was a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bruce is preceded in death by her parents, her loving and devoted husband of 55 years George V. Bruce; two daughters Georgia Tatum and Pam Griggs; two brothers Earl Mangum and Harold Mangum; and five sisters Katherine Pyle, Allene Scallion, Omie Brown, Eloise Pullig, and Joyce Sanches.

Survivors to cherish her memory include one daughter Becky Pinkham of Texarkana, TX and two sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Rhonda Bruce of Texarkana, TX and Terry and Claire Bruce of Wake Village, TX; one brother Johnny Wayne Mangum (Alice) of Memphis, TN: two sons-in-law Doyle Tatum and Kenneth Griggs both of Texarkana, TX; seven grandchildren Kenny Griggs, Bryan Griggs, April Bruce Francis, Robert Bruce, Sommer Tatum Smith from Texarkana; Adam Bruce of Heath, TX and Patrick Bruce of Carrollton, TX; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild with a second great-great-grandchild due in eight months; two special nieces Marilyn McDonald and Joann Horner as well as several other relatives and friends. Mrs. Bruce is also survived by her dear friends James and Linda Moody of Texarkana, TX. Mrs. Bruce loved James as a son. Their friendship began sixty years ago when she and James, a young teenager a the time, worked at A&P Grocery Store.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Memorial Gardens with Reverend Larry Sims officiating. Burial is under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Come and go visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Texarkana, Katheryn Schmit and her staff at Sitters, LLC. and Chambers Home Health for the compassion and love shown to our Mother during the past several months.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 2407 Galleria Oaks, Texarkana, TX 75503 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.

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Rhonda Bruce

November 6, 2020

Such sweet memories of Vera, the lady who has been my mother in law for over 47 years. Thoughts of you will always bring a smile to our faces. Although you have gone to be with our Heavenly Father we will carry you in our hearts everyday, along with all the loving memories that we shall cherish forever. You’ll be greatly missed by all that loved you. ❤️❤️❤️ Rhonda

Carolyn Hanson

November 5, 2020

Hi Becky. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family losing your Mom. I understand how much you guys will miss her and think about her every day. I won't be able to attend her memorial service but my thoughts are with you.

Ricky Pope

November 4, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to all of the family in regards to the loss of Mrs Bruce. God Bless

Curtis Tatom

November 2, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss Our love and prayers at this time . We always enjoyed the times we were around this special lady and know she is going to be missed. We will be thinking of you all in the days ahead.
Curtis & Debbie Tatom

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Biography

Vera Vennie Bruce, age 91, of Texarkana, Texas passed away peacefully November 1, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Bruce was born October 28, 1929 to Arthur and Octavia Mangum in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. She was retired from Day & Zimmermann. She was a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bruce is preceded in death by her parents, her loving and devoted husband of 55 years George V. Bruce; two daughters Georgia Tatum and Pam Griggs; two brothers Earl Mangum and Harold Mangum; and five sisters Katherine Pyle, Allene Scallion, Omie Brown, Eloise Pullig, and Joyce Sanches.

Survivors to cherish her memory include one daughter Becky Pinkham of Texarkana, TX and two sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Rhonda Bruce of Texarkana, TX and Terry and Claire Bruce of Wake Village, TX; one brother Johnny Wayne Mangum (Alice) of Memphis, TN: two sons-in-law Doyle Tatum and Kenneth Griggs both of Texarkana, TX; seven grandchildren Kenny Griggs, Bryan Griggs, April Bruce Francis, Robert Bruce, Sommer Tatum Smith from Texarkana; Adam Bruce of Heath, TX and Patrick Bruce of Carrollton, TX; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild with a second great-great-grandchild due in eight months; two special nieces Marilyn McDonald and Joann Horner as well as several other relatives and friends. Mrs. Bruce is also survived by her dear friends James and Linda Moody of Texarkana, TX. Mrs. Bruce loved James as a son. Their friendship began sixty years ago when she and James, a young teenager a the time, worked at A&P Grocery Store.

Graveside services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Memorial Gardens with Reverend Larry Sims officiating. Burial is under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Come and go visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Texarkana, Katheryn Schmit and her staff at Sitters, LLC. and Chambers Home Health for the compassion and love shown to our Mother during the past several months.

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Texarkana, 2407 Galleria Oaks, Texarkana, TX 75503 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or www.facebook.com/eastfuneralhome.

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