Merlie Bryant

Obituary of Merlie Bryant

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.