Overseer Dr. SALLIE A. BRUCE
Peacefully, on Thursday, December 26, 2013, Dr. Sallie A. Bruce departed from earth to Glory. The Beloved Pastor of the St. John Church of God, in Washington DC, is survived by one granddaughter, Anshania (Anna) Bruce; two brothers, John Avery (Pastor Emma Avery) and Joseph Avery; five sisters, Pastor Eva Ross, Pastor Roberta Butler, Pastor Claritha Stewart (Monroe), Louise Avery and Mary Moten. She is also survived by the love of her life, The St. John Church of God Family, A very special friend Assistant Pastor Paulette Brockington and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Bishop Sallie L. and Deacon Willie Avery, one son, Anthony Bruce, three brothers, Willie, Samuel and McKinley Avery, and two sisters, Pastor Rose Bess and Eldress Bertha Briscoe. Friends will be received at New Horizon Christian Faith Church, 2211 Varnum Street, Mt. Rainer, MD 20712 on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. Viewing and Service immediately follows at 10:30 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg, Road Brentwood, MD 20722.
Eulogist: Bishop John L. Taylor. Officiating: Bishop Mary Jackson and Pastor Karen Rutherford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Church of God Building Fund, 1301 H. Street NE, Washington DC 20002.