Obituaries 10-25

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 09:05 AM.

Lottie “Maw” Bryant

A loving mother was gently lifted into the arms of Jesus with her babies, Phyllis and Wayne, waiting for her in heaven, and Steve by her side. Welcoming her to her new home was her true love, her "Gene."

Lottie N. Bryant, a resident of the Fort Walton Beach, Fla., area for more than 40 years, was born the second daughter of nine children into the union of Mitchell and Nellie Muncie Neal in Irvine, Ky. There she enjoyed her childhood of the changing seasons, family togetherness and spiritual upbringing. This early foundation strengthened her belief in her Lord, Jesus Christ that carried her though life in some of the most difficult of times.

Lottie was most proud to be a mother and homemaker. Learning to make biscuits at the age of five "at her daddy's knees," she was an excellent cook and loved to bake. Her home was a showplace that she took pride in, where she welcomed all to enter.

A dedicated Air Force wife, she traveled to places she could have never imagined and maintained the home front while her husband served our country. She witnessed the baptism of her children in 1968 when their dad, her husband, served in Vietnam.

A small, petite lady who never hesitated to say she loved you or to tell you how it was. She will be greatly missed.

Lottie was preceded in death by her husband, her "Gene" Simon W. Bryant; her babies, Phyllis A. Herrin and Mitchell Wayne Bryant; her beloved parents; sisters, Delois and Carolynn Neal; and her "Bubby," Ike Neal.

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