Mary Ann Bibb Bryant
October 28, 1926 – July 30, 2020
Mary Ann Bibb Lang Bryant, 93, formerly of Madison Heights, VA, passed away in Lynchburg, VA, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born on October 28, 1926, to Edwin Carlton and Rena Mayhew Bibb in Bedford County, VA. Considered the matriarch of the family, Mary Ann was a beloved daughter, a devoted mother, a caring sister, a loving aunt, and a loyal friend of many. She was preceded in death by her husband, B. Hundley Bryant; her son, Robert Howard (Bob) Lang; her first husband, Howard Clayton Lang; her brother, Edwin Carlton Bibb, Jr.; her sister, Peggy Bibb Scott; and many friends and additional family members. She is survived by her daughters, Jamie Lang Curd (Danny) of Monroe, VA, and Nancy Bibb, formerly Lang, Melkerson (John) of Auburn, AL; grandchildren Robert M. Curd (Heidi) of Monroe, VA, Michael A. Shepherd of Auburn, AL, Ian J. Melkerson of Auburn, AL, and Rebecca E. Melkerson of Washington, DC; great-grandchildren William M., T. Aiden, Carrington A., and Porter L. Curd of Monroe, VA; her sisters, Jean Bibb Anderson of Franklin, TN, and Betty Lou Bibb Terry of Portsmouth, VA; and her step-daughter, Martha B. Bryant, of Charlottesville, VA. Mary Ann was a life-long member of Madison Heights Baptist Church. She retired in 1989 as a gifted social worker after 36 years of service to Central Virginia Training Center. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She spent the last 8 years of her life at Heritage Green Assisted Living where she was visited often by many friends and family members. She was also in the care of Gentle Shepherd Hospice for the last few months. She and the family were grateful for the care she received from both organizations. Following a private graveside service, she will be interred at Fort Hill Memorial Park in Lynchburg, VA. A celebration of life will be held when it is safe to gather. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Gentle Shepherd Hospice (6045 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019) or to Madison Heights Baptist Church (329 Main St, Madison Heights, VA 24572).
- Edwin Carlton Bibb, Father (deceased)
- Rena Mayhew Bibb, Mother (deceased)
- B. Hundley Bryant, Husband (deceased)
- Robert Howard (Bob) Lang, Son (deceased)
- Howard Clayton Lang, First Husband (deceased)
- Edwin Carlton Bibb, Jr., Brother (deceased)
- Peggy Bibb Scott, Sister (deceased)
- Jamie Lang Curd (Danny), Daughter
- Nancy Bibb Melkerson (John), Daughter
- Mary Ann is also survived by grandchildren, Robert M. Curd (Heidi), Michael A. Shepherd, Ian J. Melkerson,and Rebecca E. Melkerson; great-grandchildren, William M., T. Aiden, Carrington A., and Porter L. Curd; her sisters, Jean Bibb Anderson and Betty Lou Bibb Terry and her step-daughter, Martha B. Bryant.
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Gentle Shepherd Hospice
6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019
Madison Heights Baptist Church
329 Main Street, Madison Heights, VA 24572
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Mary Ann Bibb Bryant
August 4, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My mom spoke of your mom and Jean many times before her passing in 2006.
Linda Tyree Anderson, Daughter of (Tessie Cyrus Tyree).
August 2, 2020
Jamie, I was sorry to read of the death of your mother. I hope you're doing well.
August 1, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I think we believe that they will always be with us. She was just the sweetest lady and I missed seeing her at church. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
July 31, 2020
Remembering each of you in my prayers. May God's abiding love surround you in the days ahead. Your Mother, Step Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother was a very Special Lady.
She and my Mother were friends and I so enjoyed my visits with her. I also had the privilege to work with Mary Ann at CVTC.
She was a blessing to so many not only in her career choice but in her church as well.
I will miss our visits, the times talking about her friendship with Mom, remembering the Training Center and just talking about life and it's ups and downs. She was inspiring and uplifting and I always came away from the visit feeling that she had ministered to me. We never started a visit that she didn't ask about the church family and how was everyone.
She is catching up now with so many who have been waiting for her. God Bless.
July 31, 2020
Martha, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Mary Ann had such a special bond that no one could ever break. She will be forever in your heart and you know that you did everything you could for her. She is up there with your dad watching over you and loving you always. 😇🙏🙏❤️❤️