Reynolds Funeral Home announces with deepest sympathy the passing of Ms. Erma Sue Bryant, 72 of Decatur, Alabama. Ms. Bryant transitioned peacefully at her residence on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Erma Bryant was born June 28, 1948 in Decatur, Alabama. She was the 6th of 11 children born to J. D. and Irma Bryant. Erma often joked about being the middle child. Too young for the older siblings and too old for the younger siblings. In spite of this, Erma dearly loved her family and they dearly loved her. Before Erma's health began to fail, she really was involved and enjoyed her ministry, writing poetry, singing, sewing and cooking.
After graduating from Lakeside High School, Erma received a higher education from Tuskegee University and Emory University, but neither of these institutions of higher education could compare to the joy she received from her divine education as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She knew from her study of the Bible that God's Kingdom was the only solution to mankind's problems, and she was excited to share this message with others, especially her family. Jesus taught us to pray that kingdom in what is commonly called "The Lords' Prayer: (Matt 6:10). Erma had a brief marriage to Henry Lee. She had serious health issues and we recently talked about a time when sickness and death would be no more (Re 21:4). She departed this life on June 19, 2021
Preceding Erma in death were: her parents, J.D. and Irma Bryant; three brothers, John T. Bryant, Earl Hill, John Daniel (Buddy) Bryant and one sister, Elizabeth (Tena) Pope.
She leaves to cherish her memory: six sisters, Edith Seabon, Warrensville, OH, Gladys Page (Willie), Cleveland, OH, Margaret Arthur (George), Akron, OH, Juanita Crockett (Ed), Cleveland, OH, Dolly Mosley, Decatur, AL, Emma Calloway, Decatur, AL; two brothers, William Bryant, Lincoln, NE, and Henry Bryant, Decatur, AL; two sisters-in-law, Artherine Hill, San Antonio, TX and Dolores Bryant, Oklahoma City, OK; one brother-in-law, Charles Pope, Rayle, GA; and a host of relatives and friends.
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