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Margaret Cecile Bruce

March 6, 1924January 4, 2020

Margaret C. Bruce, 95, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020. She was born on March 6, 1924 to the late Julie C. and Vives B. Lemmon in New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her first husband Carl Herbert Gerlach; her last husband William B. Bruce; sister Julie Gaudin; sister Dorothy Upton and brother Mike Lemmon. She is survived by her son Carl J. Gerlach; daughter Cynthia A. Tarbutton; son Robert J. Gerlach; eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

She retired from the federal government as a Computer Assistant.


  • Julie C. Lemmon, Mother
  • Vives B. Lemmon, Father
  • Carl Herbert Gerlach, Husband
  • William B. Bruce, her last husband
  • Julie Gaudin, Sister
  • Dorothy Upton, Sister
  • Mike Lemmon, Brother
  • Carl J. Gerlach, Son
  • Cynthia A. Tarbutton, Daughter
  • Robert J. Gerlach, Son
  • Mrs. Bruce also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 13, 2020


Margaret Cecile Bruce

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Christine Morrison

January 9, 2020

Aunt Margaret was my Godmother. She was a woman of prayer to Jesus! She prayed to God through the intercession of St. Anthony and St. Jude! Many of our family’s urgent needs were prayed for by my Nan. Everyday she prayed!
Aunt Margaret was a vivacious woman who loved to dance. I feel that she is dancing in heaven with Jesus!
I loved talking to her on the phone. I believe that she will hear me now everyday!
With love,
Christine Morrison