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Sylvia Melton Bryant

Sylvia Melton Bryant went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 6, 2020. She

was surrounded by loved ones.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 2pm at Napier Funeral Home in

Graniteville, Pastor Todd Sessions officiating. The family will receive family and friends from


Sylvia was born on June 4, 1935 in Graniteville, SC. She was the daughter of the late Jessie T.

Melton and Jewell Thomas Melton. She was a lifelong resident of Graniteville and a Customer

Service Manager for Graniteville Company for over 40 years. Sylvia and her husband, Ronnie

Bryant recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They began their journey together on

August 13, 1954 at Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville.

Sylvia was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church and served there for many years.

Currently, she was a member of Graniteville First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday

School teacher and choir member. More important to her than where or how she served was

her relationship with Jesus Christ. She was always more than happy to share her faith and

what it meant to her. Her walk with Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of who she was.

Sylvia loved her family and was deeply loved in return. Her infectious smile drew people in, and

her personality and warmth made you want to stay in her world for awhile. Once you were

there, Sylvia had a way of making sure you knew you were loved and truly mattered to her. The

impact she had on others will be felt for years to come.

It is with deep and profound sadness that we must say goodbye to this wonderful woman for

now, but we will see her again. Sylvia is survived by her husband Ronnie, daughter Tonia B.

Thompson(Bill), son Ron Bryant(Samantha), grandchildren Cory Bryant(Mary Elizabeth),

Julianne Bryant, Ryan Garbutt, and Brianne Garbutt.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia is preceded in death by her brothers Otis Melton and Lenwood


Pallbearers will be Cory Bryant, Gary Bryant, Chester Enlow, Earl Melton, Ken Harris, and Larry


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home at

Greenwood. A special thank you to Kindred Hospice for their support and care.

Napier Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements. To you send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Ronnie, Tonia, and Ron
When I first heard of Sylvia home going, I felt like we all had lost a very precious friend. Being around her brightened up your life. I will never forget how we had such good times at Calvary. The choir, the worship and fellowship time were so special. Even though we are sad by her home going, Heaven is truly brighter. You are in my thoughts and prayers that the Lord will wrap you in His arms and give you the comfort and peace that only He can give. Remember life is will soon be oer and we will be will Sylvia and our precious Savior, Jesus Christ. With prayers and Christian love. Mike Scott

Mike Scott Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

Ronnie, Tonia and Ron,
I was so sorry to hear of Sylvias death. I have so many fond memories of her laughter and smile while growing up at Calvary Baptist. She was so special and and we knew she loved us. She made growing up in Graniteville so much fun. Sylvia was mom to all of us. We love you dearly. Heaven is truly sweeter.

Jimmy Scott Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

While growing up for many years as a child, an adolescent, and a teenager on Laurel Drive, we kids always had more than one mother we could count on to watch over us. While there were many, Ms. Sylvia was always one of the best you could have in Graniteville whether you lived on our street or not. Always a friend, a confidant, and one who had a special gift for always keeping us pointed in the right direction. She was always so approachable, so friendly, so positive, and so gifted in how she directed and watched over us all. And, what she did for us kids then has carried on for decades and will carry on long after her passing Now in her Maker's arms, may she rest in peace.

Rocky Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

We know that Sylvia is happy in heaven with all the family members waiting on her. We will miss the happy days and her smile. She was a very sweet lady with many gifts. Ronnie you and your family are in our prayers.

Elaine & Eddie Renew Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

May it bring special comfort to know that others care and share your loss.Thinking of you and family at this time of loss of your WIFE & MOTHER.
May God's blessings of comfort, peace and love be with you and family.

HERBERT GILSTRAP Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

We were very sorry to hear of Sylvia's passing. Please know the Bryant family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you all feel God's precious arms wrapped around you during this most difficult time and may He bless each of you and give you strength.

Dorothy & Rob Lowe and Kim Hart Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

I have many memories of you, "Miss" Sylvia: Vacation Bible School, Calvary Baptist Church choir, concessions at the Little League, you working in the "Main Office", ... .

The one I will always carry closest? The many looks that crossed your face when Ron spent one Friday night with my brother and my Mom SOLD Ron's bag of sleep-over supplies the next morning at her next morning's yard sale. First you had wide eyes, then quizzical eyes, then smiling eyes, and then the "this is so just like Jeanette" eyes. All in the span of a split second. All without words. There were simply no words to describe that moment.

Rest well "Miss" Sylvia. You'll always be "My Mom across town on Laurel Drive."

Smokey Rains

Smokey Rains Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Ronnie and Family! It is with sadness to learn of Sylvia's passing. We grew up together in Graniteville and graduated high school together! Our love and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Llewellyn & June Widener, Macon, GA Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM