Ruth Ava ElouiseRacine Bryant

Funeral services for Ruth Ava Elouise Racine Bryantwere held at 10:00 a.m. onFriday, July 17, 2015, in thechapel of Kramer of Colfaxwith Rev. Tony Dick officiating. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery, Verda,LA. Ruth Ava Elouise Racine Bryant lived 87 years, 5months and 18 days until God called her home. She is preceded in death by her husband J.W. “Dub” Bryant;one granddaughter, Searra O’Neal; her parents, William “Bill”and Hazel Racine; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Ruth was the back bone and dictionary of the family. With aloving heart she would help anyone in need. If you needed toknow anything you just had to ask, and she could remember thepast as if it was yesterday. Ruth never judged and was alwaysfull of love. She was a loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to many.Ruth will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, Marlon Powell and his wifeApril of Nantachie, Joel Bryant and his wife Kay, Lisa Hickmanand her husband Bo and Lori Bryant O’Neal and her husband Dale Dalecerda, all of Verda; 19 grandchildren, 36 great grand-children, and 10 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind one brother, Jimmy Racine and his wife Sue ofPineville. Pallbearers honored to serve were her grandsons, JeffreyPowell, Joshua Bryant, Cole Hickman, Zachary Hickman,David Johnson, Justin Johnson, and Jesse Dubois. Honorary pallbearers were Jon Smith, Joe Smith, DavidJackson and Steve Jackson. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are made tothe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 6931 Arlington Road, Suite200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.To extend online notes of condolence to the Bryant Familyplease visit

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