Christian James Bruce

Friday, July 10, 2015

Christian James Bruce, 19, peacefully passed over from this life on July 7, 2015, surrounded by many loved ones at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Along with his family, Christian attended New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway. His passions were driving and listening to music, playing video games, and bowling. Christian recently graduated high school, where his bowling team finished second in the state. Like most kids, Christian enjoyed watching wrestling or movies, playing cards or board games, and simply hanging out with his friends and family.

Above all things, Christian James was a fighter from the time he was born into this world until the time he went back home. In spite of his life-long problems with his heart, Christian displayed a courage and love for life during his short existence that was matched by few, and contagious and inspirational to everyone around him. His ability to overcome obstacles was encouraging and motivational to all of those that were blessed to be touched by his spirit. He leaves a legacy of hope, belief, and love that will have an influence and positive effect on those who loved him for the rest of their lives.

Christian is survived by his mother and father, Lori and Jeremy Faulkner of the home; his father, John Bruce of Jonesboro; siblings, Ashley Calvert, Haydn Faulkner, Jackson Faulkner and Gus Faulkner, all of the home; grandfather, Truman Reams of Milligan Ridge; grandmother, Peggy Fletcher of Greers Ferry; his life love, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Dowdy; and more family and friends than one could ever hope to list.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James A. and Maxine Bruce.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the First Baptist Church in Caraway with Bro. Heath Hawkins officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the church.

The family has requested a private disposition under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila.