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 .