OBITUARY

Lina Bryant

November 8, 1938November 28, 2010

Name of Deceased: Lina Austin Bryant

The family of Lina Austin Bryant is deeply saddened to announce the loss of this wonderful lady. She passed away on Sunday, November 28. Lina was a true southern lady, born and reared in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Irma Mae Austin. One of four daughters, she graduated from Istrouma High School. It is there that she met and married her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Bryant. Together they had four children, John, Stephen, Michael and Laura. Lina worked beside her husband in many endeavors, that, in the course of time allowed them to provide well for their family and travel the world. While she enjoyed their many journeys, she loved returning to the home she designed for her family in River Ridge, Louisiana. Overseeing the construction of the home, ensuring it truly reflected their lifestyle, gave them a home they have enjoyed for nearly 40 years. Lina was beloved in her roles as wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many. She was an avid reader and lover of poetry, which she also wrote. Lina was an artist in the kitchen and no family member, friend, stranger nor stray animal ever left her home hungry. She is survived by her husband, her four children, three grandchildren, Samantha, Joshua and Dominick, and her newborn, first great-grandchild, Kevin. Preceded in death by her sister, Gayle, Lina is survived by her sisters, Madoline and Irma. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and dear friends. Though sorely missed, she shall forever remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Leitz-Egan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Memorial Hwy,, Metairie, on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until service time. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the cancer fighting charity of your choice.

REMEMBERING

Lina Bryant

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
QUEEN PAYTON

December 2, 2010

ITIS WONDERFUL AND A BLESSING TO SAY YOUR FAMILY HAD A OUTSTANDING MOTHER,AND A WIFE.I WISH I COULD HAVE MET HER,WHEN YOU START FEELING DOWN JUST THINK OF HOW WONDERFUL SHE WAS MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

Betsy Britton

December 2, 2010

How blessed you all are to have such a wonderful woman in your life. May you each take her spirit with you on your way. God bless you and comfort you.

Laura Rosse

December 2, 2010

My dear brothers,
Our wonderful mother will be forever missed. Your love and support have been tremendous as we've struggled with seeing her illness attack her body. It never touched her spirit nor her love. Seeing her in each of you will help to sustain me as we begin the most difficult struggle: losing her.
I love you all.
Laura

Grace Russell

December 1, 2010

Lina was a wonderful person and a great friend to me. I will miss her very much. Lina's dear family is in my thoughts and prayers, always.

Larry Whitcomb

December 1, 2010

John,
Joanna and I were very saddened by your Mom's passing. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family during your loss.

Jean & JC Nelson

December 1, 2010

Hi John.

I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She has been fighting this fight for a good while now. May she rest in peace.