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Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home & Rosewood Memorial Park

601 North Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA

OBITUARY

John Roosevelt Bryant

4 December, 193212 January, 2020

John Roosevelt Bryant, 87, of Virginia Beach died Sunday, January 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Born December 4, 1932 in Sedley, Virginia, he was the son of the late Fenton L. Bryant, Sr. and Eunice Pruden Bryant. He retired from Tidewater Steel after 34 years’ service. If he could not fix it, it could not be fixed! He worked magic with his hammer and wrench.

John is pre-deceased by his first wife, Opal; sisters Edith, Jean, Lucille and Sandra; and brother Bruce. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife Rose, sons Mark and John (Miriam), special friend Thelma, stepdaughter Dawn Elsea, stepson Charles Baker, sister Rachel Jones, brother Fenton Bryant, Jr. and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, followed by the Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Rosewood Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Thalia Lynn Baptist Church where he was a member or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Sentara Leigh, Beach General and Hospice House for the loving care and compassion shown to our loved one and to us.

  • FAMILY

  • Rose Bryant, Wife
  • Mark Bryant, Son
  • John and wife Miriam, Son
  • Dawn Elsea, Stepdaughter
  • Charles Baker, Stepson
  • Rachel Jones, Sister
  • Fenton Bryant, Jr., Brother
  • John is pre-deceased by his parents, Fenton L. Bryant, Sr. and Eunice Pruden Bryant;first wife, Opal; sisters Edith, Jean, Lucille and Sandra; and brother Bruce.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Randy Anderson
  • Charles Baker
  • Will Crane
  • Ray Duncan
  • Greg Jones
  • Curly Reeves

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, 15 January , 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 15 January , 2020

Memories

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Nancy Ledger

14 January 2020

I never got to meet John, but felt like I knew him from Rose Marie...he sounded like such a loving man. The world will be sadder without him. We were grandparents (step grandparents to some, but we all treated them as our own) together. Rose Marie, my heart breaks for you. May memories of John bring a smile to your face when you are ready to smile again. Please know you are loved by many. You and all of Johns relatives will be in my prayers. May John Rest in Peace.

Belinda Richardson

13 January 2020

Mr. Bryant was such a kind, gentle man. Always willing to lend a hand when needed. A man you could trust for good advice. We will miss you here but know you are with your family and friends in heaven. Belinda & David Richardson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY