Birtis Joyce Bryant

BRUCE – Birtis Joyce Bryant, 94, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Pioneer Health Services in Newton. She was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Calhoun County. A former resident of Bruce, she had lived in Newton since 2006. She was a member of Rocky Mt. Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and she served alongside her husband in Southern Baptist churches in Mississippi and Louisiana. She was well known for her smile and laughter, her generous heart, her spirit of encouragement, her love for her family and above all her love for her Lord.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 18, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce. Dr. Ron Madison will officiate, and the Rev. Larry Haggard will assist. Burial will be in Rocky Mt. Baptist Church Cemetery at Pittsboro. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by three sons, A.B. (Ida) Bryant of Clanton, Ga., Lowell (Mary Elizabeth) Bryant of Canton and James Bryant of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Mary (Bryan ) Burt of Newton; a daughter-in-law, Connie Bryant of Senatobia; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Clint (Cela) McGreger of Pittsboro; a sister; Moss Green of Bruce; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Newton McGreger and Maudie Murphree McGreger; her husband of 63 years, James Arlis Bryant, in 1995.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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