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Gettys Sylvia (Bryant) Simon


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Gettys Sylvia (Bryant) Simon Obituary

Gettys Sylvia Bryant-Simon, 93, was called home to the Lord on Oct. 29, 2014, in McCordsville, IN.

Gettys was born on March 24, 1921, in Atlanta, Georgia to the Rev. Simeon and Lillie (Jones) Bryant. She went to high school at Atlanta University Lab High School and graduated in 1939.
She then attended Spelman College where she earned a degree in English, graduating in 1942.
In Alamogordo, she was a member AAUW and on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross. She was employed by Zia Therapy Center in Alamogordo; the State of New Mexico, retiring as the Director of Child Protective Services for Lincoln and Otero Counties. She was a longtime member of Owen Chapel AME Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simeon and Lillie; husband, the late Rev. Albert Simon, Sr.; one son, Horace Simon and one daughter Sylvia Simon.

Survivors include two sons, Albert Simon, Jr. of Alamogordo and Charles (Elvira) Simon of Roswell; three daughters, Gloria Simon-Enoch (Athony Enoch) of McCordsville, IN; Ethel Simon-Montague, and Elizabeth Simon-Johnson both of Ft. Worth, TX; two granddaughters, Kali Montague-Brown (Eric Brown), Erin Enoch; one great-granddaughter Evan Brown. Two grandsons, Matthew McInnis, Simeon Enoch; one great-grandson, Jaylen McInnis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Warren Robinson of Owen Chapel AME Church officiating.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Ken Nichols, Chis Jones, Matthew McInnis, Simeon Enoch, Danny Joe Reyes.

The Simon family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 6 to Dec. 5, 2014
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