Terrell L. Bruce, an award-winning Realtor, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. He was 33.
He was born on Nov. 2, 1983, to the late Anita P. Adams and Terrence Bruce in Philadelphia. He was the second twin and fifth of eight children. He was raised by his late grandmother, Catherine P. Newton.
Bruce was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and graduated top of his class at Roxborough High School, excelling in academics and basketball. He was a lifelong baller. During his college years, Bruce was the star point guard.
As a student, he became a member of the Pre-Health Professions Committee and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society. He successfully completed his studies and obtained an associate’s degree in liberal arts. He then furthered his studies and was awarded a bachelor’s of science degree from La Salle University.
Bruce set out to be successful at whatever he did. For several years, he enjoyed working at the Iron Hill Brewery where he was recognized as one of their most outstanding employees. He eventually found his niche in real estate. As a Realtor, Bruce received the Re/Max Top 100% Award, recognizing his outstanding sales achievements.
Bruce worked tirelessly to help people move into their own homes. He provided people with pro bono financial advisory services, to help improve their credit scores. He helped place Section 8 recipients into newly renovated homes to improve their living conditions. In 2016 alone, Bruce helped place more than 50 families into their own homes. He always found time to volunteer and work with youth. He was a Big in the Big Brothers program, helping youth in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Nathaniel, and sister, Gabrielle.
He is survived by his sisters, Shawana and Natalye; brothers, James, Kearston; and twin, Brandon.
Services were held Jan. 14 at the Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church, 1350 E. Vernon Road. Burial is in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.