1937 Overseer 2020

Overseer Francis Bryant

October 6, 1937 — July 9, 2020

Overseer Francis Bryant was born October 6, 1937 to Marion Wilson and James Washington Bryant. As a child he was spiritually gifted and learned early on the importance of family. He attended Mace's Lane High School. He had his first child before meeting and marrying the love of his life, Dorothea Bryant and they started to build their family together as well as their ministry. They had 6 children and groomed them as a singing group named "The Bryant Singers", and they made a name for themselves locally. They traveled and sang their praises all across the Eastern Shore. Overseer was employed as a janitor, truck driver and maintenance worker. He was a pillar in the family, spreading love and humanity to anyone that crossed his path. He was an exceptional father, uncle, grandfather and man of God throughout his journey. His greatest asset was spreading humbleness and the word of God to all he encountered.


Overseer Francis Bryant is preceeded in death by his wife, Doretha Bryant, his mother and father, his youngest son Erwin O'Neal Bryant; his sisters Mildred Dotson, Luzetta Mqjor, Emma Johnson, Mary Wheatley and Gladys Edmonds; his brothers James Bryant Jr., and George Bryant.


He is survived by his children Cherry Jean Mack Briscoe (Eugene) of Baltimore, MD,        Broderick Bryant (Bonnie) of Pocomoke, MD, Karen Bryant of Cambridge, MD; Sandra Allen (Floyd) of Hurlock, MD;Antoine Bryant (Lisa) of East New Market, MD; and Keith Bryant Sr. (Lisa) of Seaford, DE. He is also survived by his grandchildren Maurice "Tink" Collier Jr. of Washington DC; Rena Friend (Reggie) of East New Market, MD; Joe Hastings (Myrna) of Bridgeville, DE; Chenay Adams of Salisbury, MD; LaShon Adams (Kenneth) of Salisbury, MD; Montre Allen of Cambridge, MD; Latoya Allen of      Hurlock, MD; Jermaine Chapman of Allentown, PA; Antoinette Bryant of Cambridge, MD; Keith Bryant Jr. (Danielle) of Cambridge, MD; Ke'Onda Bryant of Cambridge, MD; Ke'Andre Byrant (Charniqua) of Fayetteville, NC; and Roberto Gross of Cambridge, MD. He also has a host of over 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Very special nieces and nephew Sandra Dotson (KeShawn) of Cambridge, MD; Diane McNair of Philadelphia, PA; Kara "Jean" Edmonds (Lelia) of Cambridge, MD; Gladys Marine (Robert) of Cambridge, MD. and friends that he loved dearly. He also gave special acknowledgements to his spiritual family Bishop R. J. Graves (Icey) of Bowie, MD; Apostle Prophetess Lawrence Corinthia Turner of Seaford, DE; Apostle John Cornish Sr. of Cambridge, MD and Elder Mike and Toi Redden of New Church, VA whom he loved as his own.

Overseer lived a full life trusting and believing that God had everything in control. He displayed the love that many never experienced and never judged difficult situations. He would give his last to help anyone and everyone he encountered. All that knew him often said that he was a very good man of God. He truly let his light shine bright.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm

St. Luke United Methodist Church

712 Bradley Ave, Cambridge, MD 21613

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