Mrs. Hazel I. Bruce, age 84 of LaFollette passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019. Together with her Husband, Rev. Carlo Bruce, they began their ministry in 1964, and Pastored and led Faith Way Assembly of God from 1981 to 2001. She loved to sing, cook for her family, travel, and was a champion horseshoe player. Preceded in death by Infant Daughter, Lori Ann Bruce, and an Infant Son, Parents, Leonard and Linda Ayers Baird, Son-in-law, Jim Holsemback, Brothers and Sisters, Junior Baird, Walter Baird, Gerri Miller, and Henrietta Bolton.
Survivors: Husband of 64 years, Rev. Herman Carlo Bruce, who he affectionately called Mrs. Hazel, “My Princess”; Son, Rev. Steve Bruce and wife, Rhonda; Daughters, Missy Bruce Holsemback, and Amy Bruce Reese; Grandchildren, Whitney Alderman and husband, Lukus, Andrew Bruce, Kayleigh Reese, Daniel Holsemback, and Garrett Reese; Great-Grandchildren, Eden Alderman and Kaenen Alderman; Sister, Louanna Carmany and husband, Jimmy; Brother, Charles Baird and wife, Brenda. Special Friend, Clara Ayers. Several Nieces, Nephews, her Faith Way Assembly of God Family, several other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services Monday 7 P.M. at LaFollette Church of God with Bishop Delmus Bruce, and Grandsons, Rev. Andrew Bruce and Rev. Garrett Reese officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday before Funeral Services. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, 10:30 A.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Powell Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens for Graveside Services and Interment. The Bruce family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Faith Way Assembly of God, P.O. Box 1602, LaFollette, TN 37766 for the purpose of the church rebuilding fund. Online condolences for Mrs. Bruce may be made at www.waltersfuneralhome.net. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Hazel I. Bruce.