In memory of
Thelma Bryant
In memory of
Thelma Bryant
Bryant, Thelma 1933 - 2021 March 18, 2021, Thelma Bryant, 88 years young, loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Nelson and Grace (Miller) Lethridge, siblings Delores Shoats, Geneva Allen and John Lethridge, son Michael Bland, and grandson Jeffrey Bryant Jr. She leaves behind her siblings, Lillian (Bob) Avery and Paul (Sylvia) Lethridge; children, Melissa Bland, Brenda Hammonds, Deena (John) Hughes, Robin Loney, Tracey (Vic) Bryant, Eric (Cher) Bland, Kevin Bryant, Andre' Bryant and Sean Bryant; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends, including her cats, Baby, BiBi, and Billy Bob. Thelma grew up in Nelsonville, OH. She later lived in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI before eventually settling in Columbus, OH. She retired from the Ohio Department of Education Child Nutrition Services after serving 25+ years. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working part-time as a tax preparer, and just doing whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. She enjoyed cooking and having family gather at her home. She always had an open door; whether you needed a place to stay or just a hot meal, she was there. Her family and friends are going to miss her amazing cooking. Every Sunday morning, the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, while she sang to James Cleveland playing in the background, will always be a wonderful memory for everyone. Family, friends, and all those Thelma touched are invited to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 9-10am for a walk-thru visitation. Funeral Services are 10-11am and are limited to family only due to COVID restrictions. All visitors are asked to wear an appropriate cloth face covering and maintain proper distancing according to current public health guidelines. Anyone wanting to watch the funeral services, can do so by going online to https://www.diehl-whittaker.com/ and watch via live streaming. Burial services will be held at 12pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213. The family would like to express thanks and gratitude for all the prayers, phone calls, texts, etc. that gave us strength to get through this very difficult time. A special thank you to Mt. Carmel Hospice for helping the family make Thelma comfortable leading up to her transition. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.diehl-whittaker.com .
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720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
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In memory of
Thelma Bryant
Bryant, Thelma 1933 - 2021 March 18, 2021, Thelma Bryant, 88 years young, loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Nelson and Grace (Miller) Lethridge, siblings Delores Shoats, Geneva Allen and John Lethridge, son Michael Bland, and grandson Jeffrey Bryant Jr. She leaves behind her siblings, Lillian (Bob) Avery and Paul (Sylvia) Lethridge; children, Melissa Bland, Brenda Hammonds, Deena (John) Hughes, Robin Loney, Tracey (Vic) Bryant, Eric (Cher) Bland, Kevin Bryant, Andre' Bryant and Sean Bryant; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends, including her cats, Baby, BiBi, and Billy Bob. Thelma grew up in Nelsonville, OH. She later lived in Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI before eventually settling in Columbus, OH. She retired from the Ohio Department of Education Child Nutrition Services after serving 25+ years. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working part-time as a tax preparer, and just doing whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. She enjoyed cooking and having family gather at her home. She always had an open door; whether you needed a place to stay or just a hot meal, she was there. Her family and friends are going to miss her amazing cooking. Every Sunday morning, the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, while she sang to James Cleveland playing in the background, will always be a wonderful memory for everyone. Family, friends, and all those Thelma touched are invited to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 9-10am for a walk-thru visitation. Funeral Services are 10-11am and are limited to family only due to COVID restrictions. All visitors are asked to wear an appropriate cloth face covering and maintain proper distancing according to current public health guidelines. Anyone wanting to watch the funeral services, can do so by going online to https://www.diehl-whittaker.com/ and watch via live streaming. Burial services will be held at 12pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213. The family would like to express thanks and gratitude for all the prayers, phone calls, texts, etc. that gave us strength to get through this very difficult time. A special thank you to Mt. Carmel Hospice for helping the family make Thelma comfortable leading up to her transition. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.diehl-whittaker.com .
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Services Provided By
Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Past Services ╲╱
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