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Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd Street, Columbia, MS

OBITUARY

Charles L. Bryant

October 11, 1942July 22, 2020
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Charles L. Bryant, of Columbia, Mississippi, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born in Columbia to Shelby and Carrie Bryant and has remained a lifelong resident of Marion County. Charles enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and lifelong farmer. Known as “The Vegetable Man,” he will be remembered for his ability to grow the best tasting big ripe tomatoes. Charles was devoted to his family and loved the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was a member of Improve Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Oneita Johnson and Rita Voth; a daughter Dinah Kay Bryant; and a grandson, Cory Patterson. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Bryant; a daughter, Kim Patterson and her husband, Greg; two sisters, Shelby Jean Williams and her husband, Elude and Marie Bellavance; two grandchildren, Jami Patterson and Dustin Patterson; three great-grandchildren, Kaden Patterson, Lee Patterson, and Kay Patterson; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation for Charles at Colonial Funeral Home from 9:00am until 11:00am on Friday, July 24, 2020. The funeral service, officiated by his nephew, James Williams and Reverend Darel Daniels, will follow at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Improve Baptist Church Cemetery assisted by Blake Fornea, Russ Toms, Brandon Bell, Derrick Bell, Ralph Sanford, and Pat Sanford serving as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Shelby Bryant, Father (deceased)
  • Carrie Graham Bryant, Mother (deceased)
  • Oneita Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Rita Voth, Sister (deceased)
  • Dinah Kay Bryant, Daughter (deceased)
  • Cory Patterson, Grandson (deceased)
  • Carolyn Bryant, Wife
  • Kim Patterson (Greg), Daughter
  • Shelby Jean Williams (Elude), Sister
  • Marie Bellavance, Sister
  • Jami Patterson, Granddaughter
  • Dustin Patterson, Grandson
  • Kaden Patterson, Great Grandchild
  • Lee Patterson, Great Grandchild
  • Kay Patterson, Great Grandchild
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Blake Fornea
  • Russ Toms
  • Brandon Bell
  • Derrick Bell
  • Ralph Sanford
  • Pat Sanford

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 24, 2020

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Linda Rester

July 24, 2020

Even though I haven't seen Charles in years, I'm still so saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers are with you all as you adjust, but especially for you, Carolyn and Kim. Love you!

AD and Diane Gammill

July 24, 2020

We are sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He was a good man who loved the Lord and loved God’s people. When we first met Brother Charles he was “The Vegetable Man” for sure. We well remember getting vegetables from him at the “ Charles Bryant Farm”. When y’all attended Lakeview, he was always supportive of ministry to help others in benevolence and missions programs. We are sorry we couldn’t be there today due to having another funeral. He has now reached his reward with the Father. May the Lord comfort you all until we all see him again in heaven. God be with you all.

Tommie Bourne

July 23, 2020

Carolyn we are so sorry about Charles. Back in the day he had some of the biggest prettiest tomatoes. Will be praying for you. Love you!

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Biography

Charles L. Bryant, of Columbia, Mississippi, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the age of 77. He was born in Columbia to Shelby and Carrie Bryant and has remained a lifelong resident of Marion County. Charles enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and lifelong farmer. Known as “The Vegetable Man,” he will be remembered for his ability to grow the best tasting big ripe tomatoes. Charles was devoted to his family and loved the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was a member of Improve Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Oneita Johnson and Rita Voth; a daughter Dinah Kay Bryant; and a grandson, Cory Patterson. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn Bryant; a daughter, Kim Patterson and her husband, Greg; two sisters, Shelby Jean Williams and her husband, Elude and Marie Bellavance; two grandchildren, Jami Patterson and Dustin Patterson; three great-grandchildren, Kaden Patterson, Lee Patterson, and Kay Patterson; and numerous nieces and nephews.