Shirley D. Bryant


Shirley D. Bryant, 80, of Columbus, went to be with her Lord at 8:35 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 while residing at the Belmont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Shirley was born February 19, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Carl and Betty Cooper Albert. On June 3, 1961, she married Thomas “T.O.” Bryant. Together, they enjoyed 57 years of marriage before his death in 2018.

Mrs. Bryant worked as a seamstress for Dell Brothers for many years. She was a longtime member of the former Garden City Church of Christ now, Garden City Christian Church. Shirley enjoyed crafting, sewing and flower gardening. She loved cooking, especially various treats. She liked to make Christmas candies in her spare time and looked forward to the time spent with her family. She will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her.

Survivors include her son, Chuck (Michelle) Bryant of Columbus, daughter, Vicki Gamel of Flora, Indiana; grandchildren, Ben (Hannah) Gamel, Sam (Lindsey) Gamel, Nick Gamel, Jake (Hannah) Gamel, Lucas Gamel, Grayson Gamel, Caleb Bryant, Haley (Donald) Tooley; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Gamel, Miles Gamel, Roy Gamel, Paisley Bryant, Canaan Bryant, Brinley Bryant; sister, Sharon (Tom) Downs of Ogilville; brother, Bill (Debbie) Albert of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; grandson, Levi Bryant; son-in-law, Scott Gamel; infant son, Keith Bryant; brother, Terry Green; sister, Jeanie Armstrong and infant sister, Beverly Albert.

The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver &Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A live stream of the funeral service may be viewed Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at

Shirley will be laid to rest next to her husband, Thomas at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Dementia Society of America or the Garden City Christian Church.

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