COLERAIN, NC – Ruby Miller Bryant, age 91, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Bryant was born in Bertie County, NC, on May 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Tom B. and Martha Perry Miller. Ruby was a longtime, faithful member of Colerain Baptist Church where she was active in many capacities over the years. Besides her church, Ruby enjoyed working in her yard and flowers, taking great pride in the curb appeal she created. Above all, Mrs. Bryant was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving, giving person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Besides her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth Reid Bryant, and seven of her siblings.
Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Kenneth Reid Bryant, Jr. and wife, Terry of Raleigh, NC, Michael Wayne Bryant and wife, Beth of Ahoskie, NC; a daughter, Amy Bryant Bracy and husband, Darrell of Ahoskie, NC; grandchildren, K. Reid Bryant, III (Megan), Laura Craven (Ryan), Hayes Simonsen (Micah), Miller Bryant, Emily Bryant (Brad) and Hunter Bracy (Jennifer), six great grandchildren and a sister, and her dog, Sally.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Melissa Taylor with Community Home Care & Hospice, and caregivers Shirley Dukes, Melissa Cherry, and Diane Bazemore for the wonderful care they gave their mother.
A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, NC, with Rev. Shelby Stephens, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service, at the cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to Community Home Care and Hospice, 200 Green Street, #203 Williamston, NC, 27892; or you may donate online by clicking here or directly to Colerain Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Colerain, NC, 27924; or you may donate online clicking here.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bryant family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
Thinking about all of you in the loss of your precious one!
My heart goes out to all of you at this time. You know I loved Kenneth and Ruby like second parents. They were such a positive and loving presence in my young life. I can’t say enough good things about them. They were also the BEST neighbors ever. All I can say is that she will be sorely missed I know and that I love all of you and have the fondest of memories of the Bryant clan.
IT REALLY SADDENS ME THAT RUBY IS GONE FROM US. I KNOW SHE IS IN HEAVEN WHERE THERE IS NO MORE SORROW, PAIN AND SUFFERING. BEFORE COVID I SAW HER IN THE YARD AND SHE TOLD ME THEN SHE WAS READY TO GO BE WITH THE LORD. I AM SO SORRY AMY AND ALL OF THE FAMILY. SHE WAS SO LOVED AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
Amy, Mike, Kenny and family, I am so very saddened to learn of Mrs Ruby’s passing but I’d be willing to bet that Mr Kenneth was waiting for her with open arms! I always thought Mrs Ruby was one of the sweetest and prettiest ladies I knew. May God hold each of you closely and bring you comfort during this time.