801 Monroe Road | Lebanon, Ohio | 45036
Bryant, Merlie Marie Gaddis 95
March 27, 1922 – April 23, 2017
Daughter of William Jackson Gaddis and Sarah Jane Gaddis. Preceded in
death by husband Henry Quinton Bryant of 78 years. Born in Pulaski
County, Kentucky. Merlie was the 9th of 13 siblings. “Converted and
baptized in the name of our Lord.”
After moving to Cincinnati, and later settling in South Lebanon, Ohio,
she and Quinton built their home and life together with two sons,
Raymond Jackson Bryant and Johnny William Bryant.
Merlie’s life was filled with her love of faith and family. Spending
countless hours sharing stories of her childhood on their land in
Kentucky, and all the mischief she and her siblings could find. Merlie
left us with many beautiful hand-made quilts, meticulously sewn by
hand with love. For many years she and Quinton raised a garden and
canned a plethora of food for the family to enjoy. She loved working
for Procter & Gamble and ultimately retired from P&G giving her more
time to garden, can their vegetables, and sew quilts.
Left to cherish her life are her two sons; Raymond Jackson (Janet
Rose) and Johnny William (Catherine), Sisters; Mildred Elliott and
Mathel Jenkins, Sister-in-law Marie Gaddis, Nephew Jimmy Durham,
Grandchildren; Johnny Ray Bryant, Timmy Bryant, Jim Bryant, Raymond
Scott Bryant (Emily), Virginia Marie Crofoot (Anthony), and 4 great
The family would like to thank Janet Rose for her constant
companionship and loving hours spent caring for Merlie.
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12pm at
Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon, Ohio.
Expressions of Sympathy are asked to be given in her name to Hospice
of Cincinnati, Inc.