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Dickerson Mortuary LLC
Friday December 7th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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The House of God, Keith Dominion North Union Heights
Saturday December 8th, 2018

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Saturday December 8th, 2018

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Linda R. Bryant


A Time to Be Born

Ms. Linda Rushin Bryant, daughter of the late Eddie Rushin, Sr. and the late Parthenia Hill Rushin, was born on Saturday, December 16, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Time to Live

Ms. Linda Bryant was an avid reader who loved to write as reflected in her beautifully scripted penmanship.  Linda attended the public schools of Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with the class of 1962 from Samuel L. Archer High School.  As a widow, she returned to school and received her degree in phlebotomy from Rutledge College in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Time to Love

As a self-sufficient, confident, and enthusiastic young woman, living on her own in New York City, Linda met and befriended her late husband, Willie James Bryant.  Their friendship transitioned to courtship.  After marriage, Linda moved to Goose Creek, South Carolina and made it her home. As a widow, she reared six children.  Her caring husband and one devoted son, Cedric Rushin, preceded her in death. Her five surviving children will cherish her loving, everlasting memory: one adoring son, Elder Sean (Stephanie) Rushin of Chester, VA; four dedicated, devoted daughters: Ayanna (David) Bryant-Gadson of Summerville, SC; Guanda (Reginald) Anderson of Charleston, SC; Litisha Venning of Mount Pleasant, SC; and Quantella (Marshall) Bryant-Holmes of Newport News, VA; eight compassionate grandchildren: Arquecia Rushin; Jonteja Venning; Annika Gadson; Elita Rushin; Zanabia Bryant; Sean Rushin, II; Zoe-Ana Holmes; and Zamora Holmes; three great-grandchildren: Kandyce Jefferson; Christopher Jefferson, Jr.; and Cidra Rushin; eight siblings: Eddie Rushin, Jr.; Winston Rushin, Sr.; Wilma Cooper; Marcus (Beverly) Rushin of Atlanta, GA; Cynthia Poole of Covington, GA; Bernice Paris of Atlanta, GA; Constantine (Maurice) Jamison of Brooklyn, NY; and Jimmy Rushin of Atlanta, GA; one sister-in-law: Eloise Simmons; two brothers-in-law: Jasper (Vernita) Bryan and Cleveland (Dora) Bryan; four special spiritual sons: Tracy Rivers, Stuart Forrest, Errol Villiers, and Ural Ferguson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A Time to Serve

A hallmark of Linda’s life was helping others and bringing a smile to their faces; she loved children. In addition, she had a profound affection for her grandchildren and “grand doggies”. Her talent and admiration for sewing and solving puzzles gave her an opportunity to display her creativity and ingenuity.  She began her Christian life at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and later received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost at The House of God Church in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.  Linda served as Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, Pastor’s Aid and Anniversary Committee Chairperson, and Local Young Folks and Friends Union (YFFU) President at The House of God Twenty-two Mile before transferring her membership to the House of God, Five Mile where she served as Church Secretary for many years under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Clary K. Butler.

A Time to Heed the Call

After a lengthy battle with illness and a desire to remain with her attentive and loving children and grandchildren, our Heavenly Father called Ms. Linda Rushin Bryant, by name, early Sunday morning, December 2, 2018 to her everlasting home.  Her dedicated children surrounded her as she surrendered all and transitioned to glory where she will rest in a divine reunion with her loving son, Cedric.


A candle was lit in memory of Linda R. Bryant

May 31 2019 12:00 AM

Dear family , it is my hope that until now, today , you have been receiving comfort through many loving words. Also, may a beautiful Hope and Promise help you at this time, a few weeks after your loss. This Promise and Hope is written in the Holy Word of God, the Bible. May the words at Acts 24:15 and 1 Peter 5:7 provide comfort to your hearts and minds.

Dec 16 2018 12:00 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. Losing a loved one in death is one of the most difficult things to happen. Our loving God Jehovah is always there to help you cope with the sadness and grief. He promise to soothe and comfort all that need it (Psalm 94:19). Also Revelation 21:4 says; And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May these scriptures bring comfort to you during this time of bereavement. For more comfort, please visit our website: jw.org and view the faith strengthening video; Is There Hope for the Dead? Click publications then videos.

Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the Bryant family. I pray God continues to comfort the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Linda continue to comfort her family and friends. A loving thought to keep in mind is at Psalm 46:1 ""God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress."" Psalm 147:3 ""He (GOD) heals the brokenhearted; he binds up their wounds."" May you all have calming thoughts during this time.

Dec 9 2018 12:00 AM

To the Family,
My love and prayers are with you all. May Gods strength and comfort continue to carry you through this difficult time.
Jestine Middleton-Mathis and Family

Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

To the Family, my sincere and deepest condolences.

The Light of God surrounds you, the Love of God enfolds you, the Power of God protects you, the Presence of God watches over you. Wherever you are God Is.

Dec 7 2018 12:00 AM


May the Holy Spirit continue to comfort your hearts. With our love and sympathy. Cleveland and Dora Bryan.

Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

Your Mother is the most expensive being on earth. No one and nothing can replace or fill the void created by the loss of your Mother.

So please accept my most sincere condolences at this difficult time in your life. I pray that God will grant you the strength, peace, love and mercy that you and your family need to get through this painful time.

Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

An ILLUMINATION ALL WHITE CENTERPIECE was sent on December 5, 2018

Sean, Your coworkers at DLA-FAJ wish to extend their most sincere prayers, sympathies & condolences to you and all your family at this most difficult moment. God bless you all. TR

Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

The family has my most sincere and deepest condolences but keep in mind that the scriptures provide us with hope,courage,strength,peace of mind,and everything we need to cope with life's problems now and in the days ahead.With much sorrow and sadness for your loss,Julius Strong of North Charleston,SC.or even better is the website jw.org that will be of great value in the healing and recovery process.email me:strongjulius59@gmail.com

Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

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