Sandra Grace Bryant

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Graveside services for Mrs. Sandra Grace Bryant were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, April 20, 2023, at the Society Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Aultman officiating.  Mrs. Bryant, age 75, entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Ruston, Louisiana.

The Bryant family received friends Thursday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bassfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Jacob Bryant, Christopher Garriga, Bryant Bennett, Brycen Bennett, Mark Faliveno, Tommy Michael Smith, Eddie McRaney and Jeffrey Lee.

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Sandra Grace Macon Bryant was born on Feb. 20, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Francis Morgan and Jewell Ponder Macon.  Mrs. Bryant spent her career helping others as a Registered Nurse (RN), during a long tenure with the State of Louisiana at the Metropolitan Developmental Center in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.  Mrs. Bryant and her husband enjoyed sharing their love with family and friends.  Her love of the Lord Jesus Christ was most important in her life, as well as serving others, which continued into her retirement to Oakvale.  She was always an active member of the church, serving the Lord in many different roles.  This includes her last church, Ebenezer Baptist Church of Bassfield. There, she taught Sunday School and served on several committees, including leading the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU).

After the passing of her husband, Mrs. Bryant spent most of her time with family and friends in Ruston, Louisiana.  She was affectionately known by all as “Grammy”, sharing sweetness and love with all those that she encountered.  She was also supported by special friends, Tammy Cook, Janelle “Nae Nae” Brown and Doshie Goodjoint.

Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband of 50 years, James Vernon Bryant, and one sister, Gail Macon Tortorich.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her two sons, Jeremy Vernon Bryant of Toronto, Canada and Jacob Paul Bryant (Jennifer) of Hammond, Louisiana; two daughters, Jessica Bryant Bennett of Ruston, Louisiana, and Jennifer Elizabeth Garriga (Christopher) also of Ruston; seven grandchildren, Bryant Reagan Bennett, Britton Morgan Bennett, Brycen Bradley Bennett, Charley Grace Garriga, Collins Elizabeth Garriga, Hadley Beth Bryant, and Hartley Grace Bryant; oldest niece Trisha Tortorich Faliveno (Mark) and great-niece Ella Jewell Faliveno; sister-in-law, Rebecca Bryant Farlow (Donald); as well as a host of additional nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Ebenezer Baptist Church, 321 Ebenezer Church Road, Bassfield, Mississippi  39421.

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