Mr. Jesse A. Bryant

Mr. Jesse Able Bryant, 93 of 5033 Pender Rd., Shallotte, NC died Friday August 12, 2016 in Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center in Wilmington, NC. The funeral service is Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church; 1229 Cedar Grove Rd., SW, Supply, NC 28462. Burial will follow at Riley Hewett Cemetery in Supply. The viewing will be Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 12:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. in the chapel of Peoples Funeral Home of Shallotte.

Mr. Jesse Abel Bryant was the son of the late Rev. Samuel James Bryant and Ella Jane Gore Bryant. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva Mae Fullwood Bryant, seven brothers and one sister.

He was reared in a Christian home in the Brunswick County Community of Cedar Grove in Supply, N.C. His formal education was limited to the eighth grade; however, with that limited education God used that portion of the eighth grade and blessed him with the gift of being a dynamic orator and writer. When he wrote and spoke people listened. He was an advocate of people and their social issues. As a result of his community work and having a passion for people he was once listed in “Who’s Who in Black America.”

In December 1989 he accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He remained a faithful member until his health declined.

He was a wonderful son, husband and father. The values that were instilled in him as a preacher’s son were passed down to his children; go to Sunday school, learn the golden rule and abide by it. Before he accepted Christ as his personal savior he still insisted that his family go to Sunday school and church. Those same values are prevalent in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren today.

He leaves to cherish his memory; one son, James K. (Julia) Bryant of Wallace, NC; three daughters, Mildred (Ronald) Royster and Rosie Bryant both of Shallotte, NC, and Ceresta Bryant of Greensboro, NC; four grandchildren, James K. II (Amy) Bryant, Stephens City, Va.; Ronald Royster, Jr., Ryan Royster, Shallotte, NC and KaTanya (Eugene) Ingram, Hilliard, OH; five great-grandchildren, Terrell Ingram and Eric Ingram both of Hilliard, OH, James K. III, John Triplett and Jason Miles Bryant all of Stephens City, Va.; one great god-son, Machiah Miller, Panama City, Fla.; In-Laws: Mrs. Gladys Bryant, Mrs. Perlene Fullwood, Mrs. Yvonne Fullwood, Mrs. Gerthel Fullwood, all of Supply, NC and Mrs. Gloria Bryant, Bolivia, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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