Ruth  Bryant

Ruth Bryant (Sheppard)

March 18, 1931 - April 23, 2021
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Ruth Sheppard Bryant, 90, of Abbeville, wife of the late George L. Bryant, died peacefully Friday, April 23, 2021 at her home. She was born in Seneca, SC to the late John Sam Sheppard and Elmina Inez Sherlock Sheppard.

Mrs. Bryant was reared in Walhalla and enjoyed 70 years married to the love of her life. She was a gracious Southern lady; her life exemplified a virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31. Mrs. Bryant found happiness and contentment working in her yard, writing, journaling, sewing for her children and dancing with her husband. She was known to be an excellent cook. Mrs. Bryant was a dedicated member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Sunday School Class and the Women’s Group.

Mrs. Bryant is survived by her two children; Bonnie Boyd (Tommy) and Ricky Bryant all of Abbeville; four grandchildren, Kristy Boyd, Jennifer Fisher (Ben), Josh Bryant (Lacy) and Lauren Hudson (Justin); and ten great-grandchildren, Tyler, Zander, Ari, Jude, Eli, Jamie, Cannon, Rushton, Will and Jada.

Graveside services will be 1:00PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Greenwood Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dan Smyth, and Rev. John Butler officiating. Those that wish to pay their respects may visit with Mrs. Bryant at Harris Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 27 from 10:00AM until Noon.

The family is at the home of Mrs. Bryant on Old Vienna Road.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Bryant, may be sent to Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 698 Mt. Carmel Rd., Abbeville, SC 29620.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Bryant family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    April 27, 2021 | 1:00pm
    April 27, 2021 1:00pm
    Greenwood Memorial Gardens
    Rev. Dan Smyth
    Rev. John Butler
  • Interment

    Greenwood Memorial Gardens


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Harby Williams

Posted at 07:08pm
Ricky and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Much Love, Sandy and Harby

Jim White

Posted at 12:35pm
Ricky, Bonnie and family,

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Very sweet lady that raised a loving family. Also condolences to my sweet nurse Lauren. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Jimbo & Miriam White

Dwayne Little

Posted at 09:12am
Bonnie, Ricky and family,
I always remember your mother as a gracious lady! Yes indeed she was a Proverbs 31 lady. My prayers go out to you......

Margaret Wood

Posted at 03:58pm
I am so sotty about Mrs Bryant. I have wonderful memories or both Mr and Mrs Bryant growing up. They were wonderful Christian people

John Stanley Price

Posted at 02:22pm
Bonnie and Ricky ; so sorry to hear about your Mom .I have a lot of fond memories of years ago. I sorry I'm not able to there; with
y 'all; but know I'm praying for you .I thought a lot of her and your Dad .So sorry for your loss .

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