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Ralph Edward Bruce

Charlotte, North Carolina


June 15, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina


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Grier Funeral Service, Inc. Obituary


Ralph Edward Bruce received his heavenly wings at home on Tuesday, June 15,2021. He was born on March 20,1955, in Charlotte, NC. The son of the late Ralph and Zeollie Morgan. He was raised with five sisters and brothers, and a host of cousins. Ralph was educated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. For a brief period, he attended Omaha Public Schools (Omaha, Nebraska). Returning to Charlotte, he graduated from Harry P. Harding High School in1973.

On August 4, 1990, Ralph married Rosita Izzard. With their union, the merging of their sons created a complete family. In 2004 they were given the opportunity to raise their granddaughter. He became a member of Christ Resurrection Church. He worked behind the scenes with his wife in the childrens’ ministry. Ralph was a team member of the Hilton Hotel Center City family. There, he earned numerous awards and received the title of the longest standing employee with more than 30 years of service. An avid motorcycle rider, Ralph was an original member of THE CHARIOTS OF THUNDER MOTORCYCLE CLUB. He served as vice-president, and worked hard to ensure new members learned the history of the club, and how to maintain integrity and dignity, along with the joy of riding.

Leaving to cherish his memories, are his wife, Rosita; two sons; Ralph Tanner (mother; Brenda Tanner), and Carl Izzard (Stephanie), mother-in-law; Barbara Izzard, one brother; Richard Bruce (Gwen), two sisters; Renai Bruce, Radelle Herndon (Raymon) of Kings Mountain, NC, two aunts; Hattie Harville, Shirley Massey of Columbus, OH, and one uncle; Joseph Massey, grandchildren; Taliah Thompson, Jamyah Tanner, J’Karri Anderson, Ralph Tanner, Jr, and Ramonte` Tanner, one great-granddaughter; Aa’lani McKinney, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His extended family includes: THE CHARIOTS OF THUNDERMOTORCYCLE CLUB, the Hilton Hotel Center City team members, Kenny Perry and family, the Pastor and members of Christ Resurrection Church, and his neighbors on Westridge Drive.

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Rest in peace great friend for many many years. Always in my heart. Friends always until we meet again

We grew up in the same neighborhood and we love you Ralph we going to miss you you always a wonderful guy

Ralph was my friend he was a kind person always had a smile o my his face I will miss your

im go miss you my cuz,you always knew how to put a smile on my face.i will always love you

Ralph was kind, friendly and never met a stranger. He and Rosita were like family. Ralph will be sorely missed by the entire Perry family.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. R.i.P. my brother fly high