Elred L. Bruce, Jr.

December 25, 2014

Bruce, Jr., Elred Obituary

Elred Louis Bruce, Jr. affectionately called El or Lil’ El was the first of five children born of the late Elred Louis Bruce, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bruce) Bacot on June 20, 1957 in Washington, D.C. Elred is predecessor to his father Elred Louis Bruce, Sr. sister Kathleen Bruce, and brother Ernest Bruce.

Elred attended public schools in Washington, DC and Prince Georges County Maryland. After realizing the consequences of his bad choices, El attended the American Preparatory Institute to obtain his GED. When he was 19 he fathered 2 daughters with Willie Mae Malloy (LaTonya Bruce and Angela (Bruce) Smith). He met and married Monalisa Ross on March 28, 1981, in which of this union 2 sons, Elred (BJ) III and Robert, and a daughter – Marquita were born.

El was a “natural born” handyman. Whether he was fixing food for you or something around the house or yard – he was always ready to lend a hand. His employment tenure as Porter/Maintenance can be accredited to the teachings of his Uncles through which he learned to hang drywall, lay brick, paint, landscaping, carpentry, lay carpet and tile, hang lighting fixtures and other skills – he was happiest and at his best on a grill! When a family member is feeling ill – we called El! El's home remedies with his healing hands and prayers in his deep voice – you just knew you were getting blessed when he prayed for you.

Elred passed peacefully on December 25, 2014 at Providence Hospital surrounded by the love of his family. He leaves to mourn his Mother Elizabeth R. Bacot, Aunts Evelyn Miles/Beverly Morgan/Edna Thomas, Uncles Webster Morgan/Thomas Tribble, sisters Marguerite and Marvella, daughters – LaTonya Bruce, Angela Smith/son-in-law Kenyon Smith, Marquita Bruce - sons Elred III, Robert, 4 grandchildren, 1 nephew and a host of other family and friends.




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January 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.

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Horton's Funeral Home Chapel

600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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January 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.

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Horton's Funeral Home Chapel

600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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