Kate was born April 24, 1937 in Marksville, LA and passedaway Saturday, November 22, 2020 in Maurepas, LA at the age of 83. She was a resident of Hammond, LA. She is survived by her longtime friend,Rawlings Leroy Bowers; children, William “Billy” Bruce (Angela), Jeffrey“Doodie” Bruce (Wendy), Jeffie “Deedle” Bruce (Nancy), Evangeline “Tiny”Lankson (Ray); grandchildren, William Bruce, Jr., Nicole Brooks, Adam Musgrove,Kenneth Guidry, II, Kaylynne Guidry and Michael Beavers; great grandchildren,Adam, Jr., Lil Kenny, Nathan, Kensley, Payton, Hunter, Londyn, Skylar, Rhett,Zack and Michael; brothers, Martin N. and Gerad J. Coco; and sisters, BettyFulcher and Barbara Wilkes. Kate is preceded in death by her husbands, Charles J. Nye, Sr., and Willis Howard Bruce,Sr.; son, Willis “Bubba” Bruce, Jr.; grandson, Kenneth Todd Musgrove; parents,Adolph and Della Ducote Coco; and siblings, Ina Deselle, Harry Coco, Vernon Coco,and Francis Coco. In accordance with Kate’s wishes, a private family servicewill be held. The words to the poem “Sheis Gone”; You can shed tears that she isgone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, or you canopen your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, or you can be happyfor tomorrow because of yesterday. Youcan remember her and only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory andlet it live on. You can cry and closeyou mind, be empty and turn your back, or you do what she would want; smile,open your eyes, love and go on.