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Mildred A. Bruce

Mrs. Mildred A. Bruce, formerly of Bridgeport and Groton, Conn., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Pendleton Nursing Home at the age of 83.

Mrs. Bruce was born in Nafh, N.C. on Sept. 30, 1928 to the late Mr. Elijah Satterwhite Hargrove and Ms. Annie Delia Barksdale. She was married to the late Mr. James W. Bruce Sr.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by three sons, Mr. James W. Bruce and wife Shelia of Vermont, Mr. Lester A. Bruce and wife Lynn of Conn. and Mr. Clifton R. Bruce of Florida; one grandson, Shaun Bruce, of Tex.; five granddaughters, Anita Mosely of Tex., Jannai Rodgers, Ella Boland, Jasmine Stewart and Asia Bruce, all of Conn.; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy M. White, of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bruce was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Francis Bruce; three brothers, Mr. Herman Hargrove, Mr. Alexander Hargrove and Mr. Randolph Hargrove; two sisters, Ms. Alice Hargrove and Mrs. Beatrice Edmonds.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred A. Bruce will be Tuesday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at The Crawford House chapel in Halifax. Burial will follow in Christ Temple Blue Rock Pentecostal Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at The Crawford House chapel on Tuesday. Public viewing for family and friends will be one hour prior to service.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.