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Daisy I. Bryant

November 16, 1923 October 12, 2011
Daisy I. Bryant
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In Loving Memory

Daisy Bryant entered into this world on November 16, 1923 in Philadelphia to James and Hilda Bailey. She was the 2nd child of 3 daughters.  Her older sister, Amy Alexander, preceded her in death.  Daisy made her ascent to heaven on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

Daisy attended Smith Elementary, Barrett Junior High and graduated from William Penn HS for Girls.  She went on to continue her education in Business Administration at Temple University.

At a young age, Daisy joined 1st African Baptist Church where she became and active and faithful member for over 77 years until her health began to fail.  She loved and supported her church.  She was honored with the 1st African Baptist Church Woman of the Year Award for Outstanding, Dedicated and Continuous Service.  Daisy served on many ministries including the Choir, Trustee Board, Usher Board and a teacher of the Vacation Bible School.  She also volunteered serving in the Soup Kitchen.  Her life was guided by her love of the Lord and her family.  Daisy was a loyal and faithful servant.  She was very generous, caring and compassionate often volunteering her time visiting with the sick and shut-in.  Daisy was employed by the Quartermaster's Department of Defense in South Philadelphia.  Prior to her retiring after 36 years, she was honored with the Philadelphia Woman of the Year Award for Personal Excellence & Dedicated Service.  Daisy was a founding member of the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Beta Omicron Chapter of Philadelphia, PA and was recognized for 50 years of membership.

As a Girls Scout Troop Leader for many years, she was a positive role model mentoring and molding young ladies.  She taught them etiquette, good manners, and stressed the importance of having an education.

Daisy was a true woman of sophistication, distinction and grace.  This was evident by her keen sense of style as she always dressed in classic suits, hats and high heeled shoes.  She demonstrated her artistic abilities as a milliner and jewelry designer creating hats and earrings to complement her outfits.  She was an entrepreneur selling her hats labeled "Hats Handmade by DASI".

Daisy enjoyed her life.  As a young child she played the violin and she never lost her appreciation for music and the arts.  Daisy was a patron of The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts and The Philadelphia Dance Company(PHILADANCO).  She went on numerous trips; traveling often to visit her family in Jamaica, Minnesota and Massachusetts.  Aunt Daisy, as her nieces and nephews affectionately knew her, would regularly extend her encouragement and support.  She was truly a fixure in their lives always acknowledging birthdays and attending special events from birth through adulthood.  You could always count on Aunt Daisy to support the cause whatever it may be.  Although, she did not have children of her own, she affectionately supported and loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.

In her spare time, she also loved to bake.  Daisy was the perfect hostess.  Family and friends would look forward to being served her delicious sour creme pound cake, zucchini bread, Christmas cookies and spinach dip.  She was always prepared far in advance for any unexpected visitors.

Daisy leaves to cherish her memory: her sister Doris L. Nathan; nieces JoAnn Canty, Patricia L. Brinkley and Renee J. Nathan-Evans; nephews Joseph A. Nathan, III(Jacquelyn) and Arthur Alexander III, Jerrell Brinkley, Sr. and Douglas Evans; a dear friend Novella Harrison and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives and friends.

There will be a viewing on Friday, October 21, 2011 9:00 AM at 1st African Baptist Church located at 1609 Christian Street in Philadelphia, PA.  The funeral service will start at 11:00 AM.  Final resting place will be Mt. Lawn Cemetery.

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