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Linda Bryant

Linda Joan Bryant , 68, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 19, 2021.  She was born April 27, 1953 in Euclid, OH to the late John L. and Irene X. Morgan . She had a strong faith and was a devoted servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. She filled many roles in Hope UM Church and later The Church on the Boulevard. Linda served as a missionary in Eastern Europe on several occasions. She mentored mothers at Akron Pregnancy Services, and blessed and enriched the lives of everyone she met. Linda made her home a refuge to anyone that needed one and was a mom to all. Her ministry extended into her nursing career as well. She enjoyed participating in the Fall Hiking Spree and running 5K’s. The swimming pool at her home was a gathering place for friends and neighbors, the Boys of Summer, family and church groups, including baptisms.

Linda was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Phillips ; sister-in-law, Nan Morgan ; and father-in-law, Jay Phillips . She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Roger Bryant ; children, Gwenn Phillips , Morgan ( Daniel ) Vargo ; and grandchildren, Jadyn , Brandon , Julia , Brianna , Isaac , Chase ; brothers, John Morgan , Charles ( Cathy ) Morgan ; sister, Deborah ( Ed ) Dragar ; mothers-in-law, Margaret Bryant , and Nettie Phillips ; brothers-in-law, Steven Phillips and John Phillips ; sister-in-law, Marilyn Gordon ; two nephews, many nieces; goddaughters, Helen and Danielle ; special friends, Marlene , Lucille , Erica and Keneki ; and a host of other great friends who loved her.

Friends may call at Bacher Moore Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at The Church on the Boulevard, 754 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44314, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. A meal will follow the service.

If desired, donations may be made to The Church on the Boulevard, Akron Pregnancy Services, or Summit Missions Intl., in memory of Linda Bryant .


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LINDA. One of our many neighborhood mothers, a welcoming home with a shining example of faith, hope, and love. I have too many memories to recall in one sitting. Be it swimming, home struggles that landed me in your living room when home was too much to take, and later on,Looking for you every time I voted to get a hug. I have your prayers to thank for my daughters, as it was surely you that spoke to the lord about that water in your pool. And I know I wasn't the only boy of summer to be effected by that little, wink wink nod nod! I for one loved you dearly and always found a word with you enlightening. You will be greatly missed and I hope I can be a fraction as good a mentor in my lifetime. As you were proof that ,of the three gifts to humanity, the greatest is LOVE. Danny Snow

Danny snow Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM

I met Linda in 1984 when we both started attending Hope United Methodist church. We got to know each other through our Sunday school and our daughters attending pre school at Hope Church. She was always loving, kind and would do anything for anyone. I remember when she excepted Jesus as per personal Savior and how much she wanted to know him. She was so hungry for the word and was all in! She lived for the lord and everyone that was blessed to have known her knows where her heart was. She was such a warrior . Now her mission is done here on earth and we will miss her so much but she is now rejoicing in heaven with her lord and Savior. For all of us that have a personal relationship with the lord, we will all be united together again. RIP dear Linda. You have earned your crown!Love youSherrie Christman

Sherrie Christman Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

As Mary Jean, Patty and I grew up with Linda and Debbie we are saddened by her passing but KNOW that she is in God's light now. Shine down upon us dear Linda we love you so, The Kenney sisters

Diane Kenney Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

R.I.P. LindaFly high beautiful angel!

Barb Mauk Aug 24 2021 12:00 AM

I only have known Linda a short time but she is one of the nicest people I know. Always such a sweet calming voice and beautiful smile. Her love for Jesus was so evident. I am thankful that God allowed me to know and be a friend with her.

Patty Sample Aug 21 2021 12:00 AM

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