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Memphis Bruce Chivis, 87, of Harrisburg, transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Select Specialty Harrisburg Hospital.

He was born in Steelton, son of the late Walker H. and Katie (Johnson) Chivis, a graduate of the Old Steelton High School, retired from the U.S. Air Force and the former New Cumberland Army Depot, a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he served on the Trustee Board, Choir, Concern Men's and Culinary Ministries and Meals On Wheel, a Life Member of the NAACP and VFW Post # 3398.

Bruce's greatest joy was his family and he loved the young & elderly, westerns, singing and cooking. He was known as "The Lolli-Pop Man".

He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife, Merle Winston Chivis; his daughters, Eleanor Joyce Adams and M. Nichelle Chivis; his sons, Stanford B. Carter, Sr. (Danita) and Marvin Bruce Chivis; his brother, Samuel Chivis (Lucy); his sister, Mary Chivis Keys; his nine grandchildren; six great grands and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bruce's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 8th at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary of his Church, 20 Locust St., Steelton with viewing 9:30 until 11 a.m. and burial in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton. 

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  • Monday, May 07, 2018
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  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    It saddens us to know you are mourning the loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). What a joy it will be to welcome back to life your loved ones who are asleep in death!! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
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