Shel E. Bryant

July 27, 1950May 9, 2019

Shel Bryant 7/27/50 -5/9/2019 Shel, 68, was born and lived most of her life in St. Petersburg, Florida and then relocated to Safety Harbor in 2008. She is survived by husband Kenneth (Skip) Berg, daughter Liza French, (Jonathan), and grandson Wyatt, stepdaughters Jennifer Houtz, (Nile), Stephanie Tomlinson (Kevin) and grandchildren Brittany, Madison, Sarah, and Emily. A gifted dancer, Shel owned and operated The Dance Factory in St. Petersburg, FL where she taught ballet, jazz, tap dance, acrobatics and musical theater. As a member of Actors' Equity, Shel performed, directed, and choreographed live musicals throughout the Tampa Bay area. She also performed with a musical touring company in Las Vegas and other cities across the US, as well as in many European cities. Shel was one of the original choreographers for many of the original production numbers when Walt Disney World first opened. Shel was a strong women's rights advocate at St. Petersburg Women's Clinic for many years. As a counselor, she provided direction and guidance to young women. An avid gardener, Shel created a masterpiece in her back yard that grew larger and better every year. She grew beautifully ripened tomatoes, zucchini, squash, lettuce and more. She loved being outdoors with her hands in the dirt, planting and cultivating while taking in Mother Nature to soothe her soul. When family and friends came to visit, they always received a tour of the garden and a goody bag full of delights. In addition to all her other talents, Shel was a gourmet cook and everyone looked forward to her homemade rum cakes at Christmas time. There will be a celebration of life at Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Dr. Clearwater, FL 33762 on 5/22/19 at 6pm in the evening. For further information, contact Ken Berg at 727-252-3100 In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Suncoast Hospice Care Centers in memory of Shel Bryant, Suncoast Hospice, 164 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, Florida 34684


22 May

Memorial Service

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feather Sound Country Club

2201 Feather Sound Dr
Clearwater, FL 33762


Shel E. Bryant

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Deborah Boone

May 12, 2019

Gosh Shel, I still can't believe that you are gone. I will never forget when I first met you 53 years ago at Boca Ciega High School. It was a hard transition moving from Pa. in the middle of 10th grade. But there you were with a friendly smile and a great sense of humor. We became fast friends and have been ever since....through the marriages, babies and just life. We were going to grow old together and laugh lots....but He had other plans. I will always cherish our friendship and miss you so very much. Take care sweets and Ill see you later!!!!
Your friend forever,