I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
II Timothy 4:7
On June 28, 2021, God called our loved one, Lloyd Bryant, from labor to reward.
Lloyd was a dad, not only to his children but also to all kids he met, his doors were always open for anyone who needed a place to stay. He was a man that took great pride in his family. Lloyd would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. We all know the exceptional man he was a man of little words but lots of action.
Born on March 22, 1935, in Linden, NJ, Lloyd was the son of the late Zeidi Bryant and Virginia (Burham) Bryant. He attended the Linden school district. At the age of fifteen, his family moved from Linden, NJ, to Potters Crossing, now called Edison, NJ. He finished his education at the Metuchen High School in Metuchen, NJ. Before his retirement, Lloyd was a truck owner and operator for many different companies, making his longest run at Reliable Van & Storage company where he worked 25 years, he was once awarded with a trip and monetary gift for being employee of the year, as well as best dressed. Lloyd was a member of the local Teamsters. He loved sports, especially football. His favorite team was the NY Giants. Lloyd made history, first as the first African American football player at Metuchen Highschool, and once again as the first African American driver at Getty Oil Co.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons; Lloyd Gregory (Pie), and Todd Michael (Wazzan), a grandchild, Jakya, brothers; Melvin, Herbert, and Arthur, and sister; Roselind.
Lloyd is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over sixty years, Annie (Thomas) Bryant, Sons; William Bryant (Dawn), Glenn “Potsy” Bryant, Keith “Raheem” (Tammy), Kevin “Hadi” (Leslie), Herbert “Fuquan” (Lisette), and Dywane “Malik'' Bryant, daughters; Vanessa “Van” Bryant, Lorinda “Lori” Bryant, Jacinta Bowden and loving son-in law ( Kevin), Grandchildren; Gregory, Vanessa, Vernell, Lori, Latif, Tosha, Lashea, Shaniqua, Shonda, William Jr., Malcolm, Vanessa, Nate, Bernard, Gylinda ,Shaniquah, Glenn,Baahir, Raheem, Tyneequa, Arianna, Shakeerah, Hadiyyah, Brianah, Halim, Fuquan, Shaquannah, Jahmel, Tenisha, Tosha, Zion, Shakir, Amina, Jamil, Mecca, Dajah, sisters; Barbara Spingor (Larry), Carol, Beverly, brothers; Stanley (Dawn), Calvin (Cristal), a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, , brother-in-law; Jerry Thomas, and Dennis Thomas. A very special “son” Jeffrey Dance, special daughter’s Bernice (Needy) Nelson and Wahidda (Pebbles) Crawford and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Services will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021, at 12:00PM, at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral home, 465 S. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, Pa, with Pastor Staci Sawyer officiating.
Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of service.
A repass will follow services at 60 West Hartford Street Ashley, PA 18706
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.
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