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Bruce Ann Smith
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Seven Springs-Bruce Ann Price Smith, 77, of Seven Springs, peacefully answered her call to meet her Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Bruce Ann was born June 1, 1940 in Wayne County to the late Bruce Price and Mary Ann Barnes Price.

Bruce Ann’s love of children and a desire to see them succeed guided her through a 25 year career with Wayne County Public Schools, primarily at Spring Creek Elementary School.

A lady of strong faith, Bruce Ann was a longtime member of Seven Springs Baptist Church. She served her Lord faithfully in a variety of roles.

For Bruce Ann everything revolved around her family and their well being. She loved her role as matriarch of the family and took great pleasure in spoiling her grandchildren. Her family has many fond memories of times gathered around the family table for Sunday lunch.

Bruce Ann was a lady all about the details. She often told her children that all things should be done properly the first time.

Always in awe of God’s beauty, Bruce Ann enjoyed time spent in the North Carolina Mountains and North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Bruce Ann took great pride and found much joy in taking care of the landscape surrounding her home. She often spent early mornings on the back porch with a warm cup of coffee reflecting on her upcoming day.

A service to celebrate Bruce Ann’s life will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. from Seven Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Rigney officiating. Burial will follow in the Seven Springs Cemetery.

Bruce Ann is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Eugene C. Smith; three children, Jason Smith, Mary Kay Best and husband, Tom, and Julie Ann Smith and husband, Tim Hussey; four grandchildren, Laura Ann Gardner and husband, Darren, Annette Smith, Valerie Smith and Aaron Ward; step-grandchild, Brooks Best; brother, Tim Price and wife, Jackie; and a sister-in-law, Becky Price. In addition to her parents, Bruce Ann was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Price.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to Seven Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 55, Seven Springs, NC 28578 or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

22

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance

Tuesday

23

Jan

2:00 PM
Seven Springs Baptist Church

5924 NC Highway 55 East
Seven Springs, NC 28578

Cemetery Details

Location

Seven Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery

503 Church Street
Seven Springs, NC 28578


Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Seven Springs Baptist Church

5924 NC Highway 55 East
Seven Springs, NC 28578
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