After 32 years together, Bruce and Gay Freudenrich have left their earthly home to be with their precious Savior Jesus Christ, whom they loved to sing about in perfect harmony.
John Bruce Freudenrich, born in Potter County, Texas on June 12, 1955, was a fiery red head with a natural music talent. Just name a song, and he could play it. With his love for gospel music, he joined The Song of Glory in 1981 to use his guitar to share The Good News. Traveling across Texas and the southern United States they sang in countless churches, revival tents and music festivals for the glory of God.
Gay Angel Freudenrich, born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 1958, was witty, artsy and overflowed with creativity. Everywhere she went you could find her crocheting, sketching, painting, singing, cooking, cake decorating or planning her next project. She loved to garden and was especially proud of her small aquaponics garden. As a graduate of cosmetology school, she also used her artistic skills to keep everyone's hair looking just the way they liked it. In 1997, Gay joined Bruce to sing with the Song of Glory. They continued to sing gospel music together until the Lord called them home.
Their story together began as they each were picking up the pieces of what had been a difficult few years. Each with 2 kids in tow, they were married on August 2, 1989, and the family headed off to Florida for a romantic honeymoon/vacation which affectionately became known as the honey-cation. "Table for 6 please."
Together they raised a bustling family with four children: Wendy Calhoun,
Martha Smith, Blair Angel, and Amanda Freudenrich. They also had ten grandchildren: Beth, Braydon, Lucius, Kenadi, Bryce, Violet, Kole, Joeli, Azariah, and Trevor. And their latest pride and joy, their first great-grandbaby, Abbygayle.
Thirty plus years with Ingleside Independent School District, Bruce was maintenance director and bus driver, and Gay worked in special education. Eventually they joined forces and Bruce drove the Special Ed bus as Gay rode as supervisor. One would be hard pressed to find someone who loved these children more than Bruce and Gay did.
Their music, laughter, wisdom and sarcasm will be greatly missed and the gaping hole that their early departure has left will not quickly be filled. But their faith has now become sight, and for that there is great rejoicing.
"When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus we'll sing and shout the victory."
A celebration of life memorial service will be held for Bruce and Gay at:
North Bay Fellowship
3530 N Main Street
Ingleside, TX 78362
On: October 16, 2021 at 1 pm.
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