Bertha Lee Ash Bruce
Bertha Lee Ash Bruce, 77, of Tallahassee, went to rest in her Savior's arms, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 22, 2013. Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Stanley Walker, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at Desota Field Cemetery. Viewing-visitation is 3-7:30 p.m. Friday with Alpha Kappa Alpha rites, 7:00 p.m. at TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE 850-942-1950. A native and lifelong Tallahassee resident, Mrs. Bruce was a retired public school educator, having taught in Sopchoppy, Havana and Greensboro. She was a devoted member of Tabernacle and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Kappa Omega Chapter. Cherishing her love and legacy are her daughter, Ina Cassandra Bruce-Abdrabu; sons, Ike Bruce, Jr., Andre (Rebecca) Bruce, Sr., and Bobby (Gail) Bruce; children she raised as her own, Louise "Kitty" (Riley) Brown and John R. Bruce; six grand and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernish "Bubba" (Freddie), Jesse (Yolando) and Elmer (Yvonne) Ash; brother-in-law, Bill (Sue) Bruce; sisters-in-law, Lessie, Rene`and Barbara Ash. Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Ike Bruce, Sr., parents, Charlie Sr. and Ina Clay Ash; brothers, Clarence Range, Charlie Jr., John and Tony Ash and a sister, Pauline Abernathy.