Adelia M. Bryant

October 17, 1918January 26, 2013

Adelia M. “Dee” Bryant, nee Raeber, 94, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 17, 1918 in East Carondelet, Illinois, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Mrs. Bryant was a founding member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fairview Heights, Illinois where she was a very active member. She was a very active volunteer with SAVE and PTOEC, and worked in food service at Pontiac Grade School. Dee loved spending time and raising her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Bryant, her parents; Eugene and Myrtle, nee Dammann, Raeber, three children; Sheryl Bryant, Andrew “Gene” Bryant, and Gary Bryant, two brothers; Harold and Glenn Raeber, and a son-in-law, Butch Lloyd.

Surviving are her children; Wayne (Carolyn) Bryant of Belleville, Illinois, Janice (Robert) Wohlrab of Belleville, Illinois, Debra Price of Belleville, Illinois, Kristi (John) Scruggs of St. Louis, Missouri, Sheri Bryant of Belleville, Illinois, and Joey (Cathy) Bryant of Fayetteville, Illinois, eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, a sister, Lillian Goley of Dupo, Illinois, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to SAVE or Heartland Hospice. Memories or expressions of condolences may be made at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8pm Monday, January 28, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10am, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois with Rev. Jim Nolan officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Bruce & Mary Conley

January 30, 2013

Debbie and family: We just received word of your mother's passing and express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sherri Holley Hilmes

January 28, 2013

Bryant Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have many fond memories of your mom while living on North School Drive. Such a sweet lady and a good friend of my mother's.
God Bless

Kim Stephens-Carson

January 28, 2013

Debbie, Sheri and Family- My thoughts and Prayers are with you....

Atrium of Belleville

January 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be greatly missed.

Sue Zaring

January 28, 2013

Memories of your mother will live in my heart forever. I work at SAVE and she was our angel, always there when we needed her.

wilkie and sonnie duvall

January 28, 2013

Our hearts are heavy. We loved Delia as if she were our own. What a special lady. God bless her and all the Bryant family

Dennis & Barb Starrett

January 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have so many wonderful memories. We loved your Mom & Dad both and felt like we were a part of the family. They were such great neighbors.

January 28, 2013

To the Bryant family-it was with sadness that I heard that Ms Bryant had started her new journey. I too have many happy memories of Andy and Ms Bryant-this is how I always spoke to and of them. Even though I had married and moved away, I still have good memories of your family and ours and the friendship we shared. I am sure there is joy in heaven that our folks are sitting out under the oak trees once more, chatting and laughing. Love and good memories, Deanna Byrd Boganrief

Faye (Byrd) Dement

January 27, 2013

Ms. Bryant..One of the sweetest ladies that ever lived..So many fond memories of her and mom spending time together at the farm..Her kids and mom's kids all playing together in the yard..Mom and Ms. Bryant cooking meals for the whole bunch..Two sweet ladies reunited after so many years..Look out heaven, Ms. Byrd and Ms. Bryant are back together..I can just see them talking and laughing and catching up on things..I loved her so much..

January 27, 2013

To the Bryant 'kids' heart is heavy for you. We loved your mom and dad so much. Such wonderful, fond memories of you all. I'll let the memory of laughter, exploring the woods, extended games of freeze tag, Monopoly and gathering around a very crowded Sunday dinner table fill my thoughts and keep the sadness away. Hugs to you all...and be at Peace that mom Bryant and mom Byrd are together ..probably chatting about 'Days of Our Lives'.
I know Gene and dad Bryant must be shouting the Praises of our Lord right now! There is Joy in HIS Kingdom this day! Denise Byrd Herzberg