BRYANT, SUSAN REBECCA SAWYER, 61, died June 5, 2010.
She lived most of her life in Birmingham, grew up in the Avondale community and was a member of the North Avondale United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and she attended Auburn University and UAB.
Susan had a remarkably positive attitude about life, even after her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis 25 years ago. She was admired by all for her courage and ability to keep the condition from affecting her outlook on life. She enjoyed reading, travel, keeping up with current events, and visiting with family and friends.
Susan is the daughter of Lily Catherine Nix McAdoo and the late Carlos Milton Sawyer. In addition to her mother.
She is survived by her husband of almost 43 years, Leonard P. Bryant, Jr. ("Len"). Also she is survived by her brothers: Richard Carlos Sawyer (Elaine); Oliver Randall Vines; and Martin Leslie Vines (Pam Glass); by her sister Gwendolyn Diane Sawyer Vadorsky (Stephen Sr.); and by numerous nieces and nephews. Other survivors are her mother-in-law, Betty D. Bryant and members of the Bryant Family: Catherine B. and Lee N. Allen, Johnny P. Bryant, Alice B. and Jim Lenahan, and Mark and Ruth Ann Bryant, along with nine nieces and nephews. Her special friend and caregiver has been Shannon L. Croskey.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 Tuesday, June 8 at Ridout's Roebuck Chapel. A brief interment service for family only will follow at Moncrief Cemetery in Gardendale. Dr. James D. Moebes, pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church, will officiate. The family will receive visitors on Monday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Ridout's Roebuck Chapel.
A memorial donation may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Gifts may be made online at the following website: www.nationalmssociety.org, or by postal mail to National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or by phone, 800-344-4867