Founder of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce is mourning the lose of his wife, Evelyn, to cancer.
Murray-Bruce took to Twitter early Friday to announce the sad news. He tweeted:
“I’m broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it shouldn’t be a death sentence – awareness, and early detection and treatment are key to survival. I miss her so so much. I’m broken.
“Our children are devastated, I am too. But I have to be strong for them. Please put our family in your prayers. Like the sun, my wife was a blessing and touched the lives of everyone she met. Though she’s gone, she’d remain alive in our hearts forever.
“I miss you, my sweetheart, and my most beautiful girl, Evelyn Murray-Bruce. Forever yours, ❤️.“
Our children are devastated, I am too. But I have to be strong for them. Please put our family in your prayers. Like the sun, my wife was a blessing and touched the lives of everyone she met. Though she’s gone, she’d remain alive in our hearts forever. pic.twitter.com/p1givMoJJL— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 20, 2020
An official statement from Silverbird Group management was sent saying:
“We sadly announce the passing away of Evelyn Murray-Bruce. Born on August 22rd 1953 in Valdosta GA, USA.
She passed away due to a protracted illness on March 20th 2020 in Valdosta Ga, USA.
She was a loving wife and mother. To her friends she was very loyal. She was full of laughter and Joy. You could always count on her for wise advise. She often put others before herself. She was always a humble country girl.
She will be buried in a private ceremony in her home town of Valdosta.
She is survived by her husband Ben Murray-Bruce and children: Jonathan (Irene), Jasmine, Jared, Cody, and granddaughter Sophia, and mother-in-law Margaret Murray-Bruce. In addition she will be sadly missed by her ten siblings: Robert (Ethelrene) Hargett, Leila Hargett, Jesse (Mary) Hargett, David Hargett, DeLois Hargett, Grace White, Unessee (Thelma) Hargett, Jr., Drs. Lewis (AvaDawn) Hargett, Willie (Annette) Hargett, and Grant (Terri) Hargett; Aunt, Katrina Smith Hargett; and many sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.“