Ruth D. Bryant

October 7, 1927November 27, 2018

Ruth D. Bryant of Vestavia Hills, AL, died Nov 27, 2018 in Birmingham, AL at the age of 91. She was born on October 7, 1927 in Trenton, TN to Roscoe Dowland and Ida Dowland. She graduated from Union University with a degree in English, was a member Chi Omega fraternity and met her husband Harold who had just returned from serving in World War II. After graduating, they settled in Vestavia Hills, AL and raised their family. She was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church for 60 years. She retired from the City of Homewood. Our Mother was our Christian example, an awesome cook and the quintessential Southern lady. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, a sister Dorothy Hays (Irvin Hays) of Memphis, TN, and her parents Roscoe and Ida Dowland of Trenton, TN. She is survived by her son Beck Bryant (Patricia Bryant) of Maryville, TN; her daughter Celia Kersh (Cecil Kersh), of Birmingham, AL; a grandson Daniel Lowe (Jennifer Lowe) of Birmingham, AL; a granddaughter Deborah Weber (Joseph Weber) Great Granddaughter Amelia Weber of Birmingham, AL and 2 nephews, David Hays and Wayne Hays of Memphis, TN. Family will receive friends Thursday November 29, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00. The family requests that memorial gifts go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research., or Shades Mountain Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ruth D. Bryant

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