Margie J. Bryant

September 25, 1935April 10, 2019

Margie Jean Bryant, age 83, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on April 10, 2019. Jean was born in Rome, Georgia, to the late Ernie and Louise Chitwood, on September 25, 1935. Jean grew up in Marietta, Georgia and attended Marietta High School and worked as an office manager throughout her life. She was strong in her faith and was a lifelong member of the Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia. Jean had an amazing voice and enjoyed singing for weddings and singing with the church choir. She was a member of the Gleam Followers Women’s Circle and the King Sunday School Class. She enjoyed attending her Ladies Lunch Bunch with her friends at church. When Jean was sixteen years old, she met love of her life, a young man by the name of Bobby Bryant at the local skating rink. On June 18, 1954 they became married and remained together for the next forty-two years until his passing in 1997.

She always kept her home full of love and it was always very neat and tidy. Jean and Bobby often enjoyed the outdoors together, whether it was spending time on their bass boat fishing together, camping with family and friends or going to the beach. Once a year they would attend a gospel music convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

One would say Jean had a green thumb. She loved tending to her flower gardens outside and working in her beautiful yard as well as working at a friend’s flower shop and making flower arrangements. Out of everything she enjoyed doing throughout her life, most of all, she enjoyed spoiling her daughter, granddaughter and great grandchildren. Family was very important to Jean and this was evident in every aspect of her life. Her love for her family was immeasurable.

Along with her parents and husband, Jean is preceded in death by her sister, Betty Jo Chitwood. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Stan) Cortner; brother, Robert Chitwood; granddaughter, Hayle (Matt) Kimberly; and great grandchildren, Addyson Jean Kimberly and Grant Bryant Kimberly. Jean also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in the Chitwood and Bryant family, along with extended family members and friends to cherish her sweet memory.

A funeral service to honor Margie Jean Bryant will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00am. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, April 12, 2019 between 4:00 and 7:00 in the evening and 9:30 to 11:00 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 morning.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to the King Sunday School Class at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church.


  • Louise Chitwood, Mother
  • Ernest Chitwood, Father
  • Bobby Bryant, Husband
  • Cindy (Stan) Cortner, Daughter
  • Robert Chitwood, Brother
  • Betty Jo Chitwood, Sister
  • Hayle (Matt) Kimberly, Granddaughter
  • Addyson Jean Kimberly, Great Grandchild
  • Grant Bryant Kimberly, Great Grandchild
  • Mrs. Bryant also leaves the Chitwood family, Bryant family, and many extended family members and friends to cherish her memory.

  • Maple Avenue United Methodist church


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Margie J. Bryant

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Shonda Mathison

April 12, 2019

So many special memories of our childhood will forever be etched on my heart! What a glorious reunion it must of been! We love you all Cindy. We are forever changed by the love your precious mom and dad had for us!! We pray you find comfort and peace and know we will be here for anything you need.

Much love always,
Shonda & Brian Mathison

Natalie B

April 12, 2019

 "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am so sorry for your loss. God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious mom, grandmom, great grandmom, sister, and friend will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of saying a goodbye ever again! (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5)

Jim and Julie Kimberly

April 11, 2019

May God bless you and your families in this time of sorrow.
Nana was a lovely lady and will be missed by all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.