John Roosevelt Bryant, 87, retired from Tidewater Steel after 34 years’ employment

John Roosevelt Bryant

John Roosevelt Bryant, 87, of Virginia Beach, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, surrounded by his family.

Born Dec. 4, 1932, in Sedley, he was the son of the late Fenton L. Bryant Sr. and Eunice Pruden Bryant. He retired from Tidewater Steel after 34 years’ service. If he could not fix it, it could not be fixed! He worked magic with his hammer and wrench.

John was preceded in death by his first wife, Opal; sisters Edith, Jean, Lucille and Sandra; and brother, Bruce.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rose; sons, Mark and John (Miriam); special friend, Thelma; stepdaughter, Dawn Elsea; stepson, Charles Baker; sister, Rachel Jones; brother, Fenton Bryant Jr.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Rosewood Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Sentara Leigh, Beach General and Hospice House for the loving care and compassion shown to our loved one and to us.

Memorial donations may be made to Thalia Lynn Baptist Church, where he was a member, or to your charity of choice.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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