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Bruce Adele Tilman Waddey

April 11, 1930 — March 25, 2021

Bruce Adele Tilman Waddey , 90, of Charleston, S.C. passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021. She was a daughter of the late Frank Tilman and Sadie Tilman.

Bruce worked for the Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity Charleston at the Charleston Naval Shipyard for 31 years. Upon her retirement in 1985, she began a lifelong love and passion of cake baking. She also volunteered at Roper Hospital and was an active member of the South Windermere Garden Club.

Bruce was a woman of faith, growing up at St. Peters By The Sea Episcopal Church in Charleston Heights. She later joined the Anglican Church and was a member of St. Timothy’s Anglican Catholic Church in Charleston. Over the years she was a member of the Altar Guild, she trained acolytes, taught Sunday School and was a Deacon in the church.

Bruce Adele had a remarkable spirit and overcame many hardships over the years. She attributed her spirit and kindheartedness to her Mother and would often quote her. She will be remembered as a gracious, loving woman of faith who made it her mission in life to be a shining light to all she met.

She is survived by her children, Lynne Summers, Janet Fincannon (Bill), Sharon Devera (Davelin) , grandchildren Craig McAdams (Stephanie), Meghan Davis (Chad), great-grandchildren Harper and Avery Davis, Sadie McAdams, Eve and Quinn Devera and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Sadie Tilman, her husband, Francis Waddey, and six brothers.

A graveside service will be held at Live Oak Memorial Gardens , 3093 Ashley River Rd., Charleston , SC on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bruce’s memory may be sent to: The Employee Fund at the Village at Summerville , 201 W. 9th North St., Summerville, SC 29483 or St. Timothy’s Anglican Catholic Church, 1900 Old Parsonage Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://mcalister- smith.com

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant SC 29464.
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Monday, June 14, 2021

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