Sandra Jean Bruce
Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Sandra Jean Bruce, 75 of Baton Rouge passed away peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge on October 17, 2021. Sandra was born in Baton Rouge to Evan Jackson and Rose Culotta Oakley on March 9, 1946. Sandra graduated from Baton Rouge High School and attended LSU for 2 years. She worked as a legal secretary for Don Bradford and Kean Miller Attorneys. Sandra was a faithful Catholic, loving wife of 53 years, mother, and grandmother of 3. Sandra loved going to LSU baseball games, but more than that she loved watching her grandchildren play softball and baseball. Sandra defeated many odds due to her Spina Bifida. She was the rock to her family; she was their hero. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Evan Jackson and Rose Culotta Oakley, Beau Boiteaux (nephew), grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends. Sandra is survived by her husband, Lillard Bruce; children, Amy Crochet (Shane), Ann Bercegeay (Pete); grandchildren, Hunter Crochet, Gracie Bercegeay, and Lanie Bercegeay; sisters, Kathy Boiteaux, and Jackie Boudinot; and brother, Mark Oakley. Pallbearers will be Hunter Crochet, Evan Boiteaux, Shane Crochet, Pete Bercegeay, Shawn Bruce, and Tyler Bruce. Visitation will be 5pm – 8pm, Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church from 9am until Mass at 10 am with Father Jon Kochler officiating. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers, Dr. Allen Joseph, Dr. Flynn Thomas, Victoria Faucheaux, Brenda Daniel, Sharelle Holmes, and the staff at Hospice of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Spinda Bifida Association and Hospice of Baton Rouge.

Published by The Advocate from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, 2021.
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA
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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
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Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
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I knew Sandra from junior high through college. I am sad that we lost her so young. I wish her family and close friends peace and healing for their loss. She touched many of our lives.
Fairly Land Tull
October 25, 2021
I was so sorry to learn of Sandra's passing. It was a great pleasure for me that Sandra worked with me as my legal secretary for several years. She was reliable when I was in a hurry, and pleasant when I was grumpy. We shared the bond that we were both Baton Rouge High graduates. I regret that time separated us, and I had not seen her for many years. I always considered Sandra to be a friend. My sincere condolences to her family.
Bill D'Armond
October 23, 2021
Lil, sorry to hear about Sandras passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
October 23, 2021
My warmest condolences to the Bruce family. I have such wonderful memories of high school pool and slumber parties. "Ms. Sandra" was welcoming and never complaining about any discomfort or difficulties she was most likely always experiencing. I pray for your sweet family to be comforted by the love and memories. Love and prayers-Erika (Hirschey) Gragg
Erika Gragg
October 22, 2021
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