Mrs. Lois Martin Bryant was born November 14, 1920 in Greenville, Georgia to Will R. and Mattie Dixon Bryant. At age six, her family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where she resided until beginning college.
Mrs. Bryant received her Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University in 1944 and her Master's degree from West Georgia State University in 1975. She received a Certificate of Recognition for her service on the Georgia State Department of Human Resources, as well as many other awards for her good works and dedication to education and the community at large.
Mrs. Bryant was an educator for over thirty years and the first African-American Media Specialist in the Rome City School System. She had a significant impact on many students' lives.
She was married to Dr. Jerome B. Bryant Jr., a medical doctor in Rome for many years and a Surgeon and Colonel in the United States Army. They enjoyed his military career of over twenty-five years.
Mrs. Bryant is survived by godson, Curtis E. Reed, and goddaughters, E. Dawn Samuel and Deloris Clay.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church for many years then became a member of Hollywood Baptist Church. After her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Floyd Hospital, attending church, and was an active player in her Golden Leaf Bridge Club.
Mrs. Bryant was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Rome Alumnae Chapter and was honored on May 20, 2016 for being a member for seventy-two years. She joined Alpha Chi Chapter at Tennessee State University in 1944. The Rome Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1966 and Mrs. Bryant was one of the twelve charter members and the oldest member of the Rome Chapter.
Mrs. Bryant deeply loved her sorority, family, and friends. She had a wonderful attitude, sense of humor, and carried herself with an air of grace and class. She was a dutiful daughter, a supportive wife and companion, and an adoring mother. Lois Martin Bryant was a distinguished, educated woman who was ahead of her time.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Hollywood Baptist Church in Rome, Ga.
Care and direction entrusted to F.K. Jones Funeral Home.