2011-09-29 / Obituaries


Odessa Bryant-Kirkland, 71, of Lower Peach Tree died Sept. 29, 2011 at Camden Nursing Facility.
She was a 1961 graduate of Alabama State University and later received her master’s degree from Tennessee. She retired from the Wilcox County School system as a teacher for 38 years. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Wilcox County Retired Teachers Association. She was also past president of the Mamie B. Johns Missionary Society and was presently serving as a second vice president. In her church she served on the stewardess and trustee boards, church treasurer, YPD Director and a member of the choir.
Survivors include two sons, Randall Kirkland, Brian Kirkland, both of Lower Peach Tree; two brothers, Willie Bryant, Jessie Bryant, both of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother and husband, Joe Kirkland of Lower Peach Tree.
The service will be Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 9 a.m. at St. Thomas AME Church in Lower Peach Tree with Rev. W.W. Nixon, pastor and officiating minister. Burial will be in the St. Thomas AME Church Cemetery.
Penn’s Funeral Home of Monroeville will direct.

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