Elizabeth Annette Ripley Bryant, 61, of Charleston, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Beth was born July 17, 1951, in Charleston and was a daughter of John Labree Ripley and Ruth Chandler Ripley. She was the widow of Thomas Mitchum Bryant III. Beth was a retired Media Specialist with the Charleston County School District. She was a 1969 graduate of St. Andrews High School, a 1973 graduate of Columbia College and a 1999 graduate of University of South Carolina. Beth was a life member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir, past president of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Charleston Area Columbia College Alumni Club. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Chandler Ripley of Charleston; a daughter, Chandler B. Dabit and her husband, Yousef, of Charleston; a son, Thomas Mitchum Bryant IV and his wife, Joanna, of Heath Springs; a brother, John Labree Ripley Jr. and his wife, Tina, of Charleston; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Dabit, Amirah Dabit, Ava Bryant and Isabella Bryant; a godson, Allen Rogers; mother-in-law, Frances M. Bryant of Greeneville, Tenn.; two nephews, John "Rip" Ripley and Adam Bryant; and two nieces, Shaffer Ripley and Lee Bryant.?? Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, March 1, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt St., Charleston, SC 29401, with interment to follow in Riverview Memorial Park. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel.?? ????Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, scholarship fund, 57 Pitt St., Charleston, SC 29401.?? Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.jhenrystuhr.com. J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel is caring for the family of Elizabeth Annette Ripley Bryant.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Mar. 1, 2013