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Mary Cathrine Standsberry was born in Leflore, Mississippi (Granada County) to Willie and Martha Bryant on March 18,1944.
Mary graduated from Threadgill High School in 1962. She retired from the Metropolitan Public Transportation. Where she loved driving for 25 years.
Mary was known by all as a hard worker, first working at Phone Company, Western Electric in Lee Summit Mo. For the next 25 years, she worked as a Metro City Bus Driver, until she retired in 2006. In retirement she enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends supporting and encouraging many in their spiritual growth. She truly loved her family and her friends, never hesitating to make great sacrifice to help them.
Mary dedicated her life to Jehovah on June 11,1976 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City Missouri. She loved Jehovah and made that evident by helping many family members and others to the point of dedication and baptism. It was her desire to see her grandchildren serve Jehovah.
Mary passed away on March 23, 2021.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Martha Bryant, and her brother, Samuel Bryant.
She leaves to mourn her death, her son Antonio (Tony) Bryant (Sherri), her daughter, Maranda Sample (Randy). Two sisters Willie Fluker (George), and Rebecca Anderson (Clem), brother James Fredrick Bryant; five Granddaughters Shequetta (Nathan) Finley, Antonya (Jason) Vargus, Marquetta (Eric) Stewart, Jasmine Sample, Amber Sample,
8 Great grandchildren, Symone Steward, Jurnee Steward, Ryland Sample, Karter Sample, Sam Finely, Hannah, and Kathleen.
A host of nieces / nephews, All dearly loved so much so that Mary is Grandma to them all!
The family of Mary wishes to thank their many friends for all their kind expressions of sympathy during this time of deep bereavement. May Jehovah blessings continue to be with each and every one of you. Her wish is for her family and friends to be deeply rooted in the Bible’s promise for life ahead. The best of life is ahead of us, and we should do just as the Bible says at 1 Thes. 5:11 ‘Therefore, keep encouraging one another and building one another up, just as you are in fact doing.’ Until we meet again in a happy, peaceful & healthy new world.”
Order of service:
Obituary reading & Comments ….. John Brown
Memorial Discourse …… Virgil Card
Closing Song 151 ….. He will Call (Job 14: 13-15)
Closing prayer …. Virgil Card