Margaret Minton Bryant (1924 - 2012)

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Margaret, 88, of Melbourne, went to be with the Lord Jesus on September 29, 2012, with her daughter, Barbara, by her side. They now share the same birthday, Barbara's birthday on earth became Margaret's birthday into eternal life.

Born in Winnipeg, Canada on June 22, 1924 to Ulysses Grant Minton and Euphemia May Yetman Minton, Margaret lived the first 17 years of her life in Batesville, Arkansas where the family home is now listed on the historic register. An honor student throughout school, she was Salutatorian of her high school class. Margaret attended college and worked for the Railroad in Missouri.

Returning to Arkansas in 1951, she worked in the attorney general's office in Little Rock. In 1954, she married Virgil F. Bryant, Jr., a Civil Engineer, and they moved to Florida for work at the Space Center, eventually relocating to Florida's west coast in the 70's when the Space Program shut down.

Margaret became a homemaker and raised four children, was active in church, and volunteered for several charities. Her passion was music and she played the piano and organ, and sang in the choir for many church services.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Tom Lindell of Pasadena, CA; her children, David Bryant (Sherrie) and Barbara Pressley of Melbourne, FL, Ruth Wester (Mark) of Tampa, FL, and James Bryant (Ana) of Berlin, Germany; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was a compassionate woman, a true Christ Follower,
a loving wife, caring mother, and a loyal and helpful friend to many.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne, at 2:00 pm, on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012
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