Let the memory of Douglas be with us forever
  • 47 years old
  • Born on December 24, 1968 .
  • Passed away on November 11, 2016 .

Mr. Douglas Bryant III passed away Sunday at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 47.

The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Bryant will be Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Spirit Filled Ministries with Pastor Wayne Baker, officiating.

Family members and friends are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 p.m. the day of the service.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family request that donations are made in loving care to the Kaela Bryant Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

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Posted by Shemeca Merriweather on 16th January 2018
I am just finding out that Dr. Bryant passed away. My deepest condolences to his family. May GOD continue to strengthen his family.
Posted by Michael McGillivray on 28th December 2016
I just heard the news today, and I'm extremely saddened that we lost such a great, caring, brilliant person. I worked with him for just over two years, a short stretch of time, but I enjoyed every interaction with him.
Posted by GLENDA GUEST on 21st November 2016
I have found it too difficult to try to write anything as I am still staggering from this unexpected loss. Douglas was my mentor and friend. As you all already know, he was very special. He so loved his family, and daughter Kaela. I remember the day we first met and were getting to know each other. Doug cracked me up in talking about Kaela. He said simple "I do NOT like boys". "I do not LIKE boys." He was a proud and protective father. My heart aches for Krystal and Kaela most of all. I will endeavor to keep his memory alive by following the examples he set, high standards indeed. I hope you find some comfort from the messages far and wide about what a truly exceptional man he was. I am so very, very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Denise Huckaby on 18th November 2016
Velma and Doug, our family mourns with you and are praying for your strength and comfort. Words cannot begin to express our sorrow on the loss of Doug. He was just like a member of the family as you all are. We're here for you. God bless and keep you and the rest of the family, especially his daughter.
Posted by Anne Blanchard on 18th November 2016
He was a dear friend. I will miss him.
Posted by Linda Brantley on 18th November 2016
Velma, I am sorry to read about your son's passing. A lady in our Church says that her husband did not die. He just changed his address. I am sure that is true of Douglas. Although I lost Joe to cancer, and my Mother died this December, I cannot fully know the pain of losing a child. Please know that you and your husband are on my prayer list. May God give you the comfort only He can give.
Posted by Ladilia Dee Bryant on 18th November 2016
My condolences to the family! Douglas was a great teacher , mentor, financial advisor and friend. He will be missed tremendousl
Posted by James Smartt on 17th November 2016
Mr & Mrs Bryant, i am deeply sorry for the lost of your son. Our prays goes out to you and your family.
Posted by Sharonda Johnson on 17th November 2016
Douglas was a classmate of mine and a close friend.I pray for you doing your lossjust know God makes no mistake and he accomplished so much.I am proud of who he became and glad we cross paths that you for allowing me the time you did.To his daughter meet and exceed what standards he set God bless you during this time and as the holidays approach love you .
Posted by Audrey Mangum on 17th November 2016
Douglas was always energetic, confident, and inspirational. He was such a pleasure to work with...and he never needed a cup of coffee! That smile could light up the entire office...so many great memories!!
Posted by Laura Nytko Schelling on 17th November 2016
Douglas IS and WILL REMAIN one of the kindest, generous, caring, and most loving people that I have the honor to know. My heart truly goes out to all of his family. Kristal, you know I know exactly what you are going through. Take each MINUTE with a deep breath and remember that God has his plan. And, Kaela, stay strong in your faith and continue to be the bright and beautiful girl you are. He smiles down on you and will be with you forever. God bless all of you in this time and always. Forever in my prayers.
Posted by Rosie Duckworth on 17th November 2016
Douglas and Velma, So sorry for the loss of your son. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Pastor and Mrs. Ronnie Duckworth
Posted by Candy Moore on 17th November 2016
I worked with Douglas at Wells Fargo. He was always very nice and extremely helpful. Even after he left Wells Fargo, he frequently reached out. I am so sorry for your loss. He was one of the good guys. Best, Candy
Posted by Dan Trotter on 17th November 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I am happy to have seen firsthand that he was an outstanding father. You are certainly in our prayers.
Posted by Dennis LaCroix on 17th November 2016
Douglas, I hardly knew ye, but for what I knew and for the times I shared with you during our ACRP days, I am forever grateful. You were kind & gentle, thoughtful & sincere. You were everything that your friends and colleagues have mentioned above - and then some. Rest in peace, my friend. Kayla and your family will be in my prayers.
Posted by Dr. George Monk on 17th November 2016
"Doug was instrumental in helping me transition from the military into civilian life, more specifically, education. Since, I've done a few great things, all because of our connection. I will always remember his quest to be good at everything and will miss his smile and willingness to help others achieve their dreams, whether personal and/or professional. Another good man...." All is well, All is well Family! Dr. George R. Monk
Posted by Norbert Clemens on 17th November 2016
Douglas and I met first time when he joined the Board of Trustees of the ACRP. Over the past years I always appreciated his gratitude, kindness and his valuable contributions during our meetings. Douglas was always open for any type of discussion. Straight to the point but always benign. He was a great man and friend. Douglas will be badly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Posted by Judy Parham on 16th November 2016
Douglas/Velma: Words alone cannot explain how much we hurt for you and how sorrowful we are that you have to bear yet another burden. But PLEASE know that you are like a sister and brother to us and we will keep you on our prayer wall. We know that you know, and understand that God will never leave you nor forsake you, and by and by, you will understand that when our loved ones are not here with us, they are with us forever in our hearts: they are our never forgotten memories and those memories are our treasures. God's richest blessings and perfect peace, even in this storm is our prayer for you: JOY TRULY DOES COME in the morning through our treasured memories. Rufus and Judy (Dumas) Parham and their families
Posted by Todd King on 16th November 2016
Doug was one of my first roommates (along with his cousin Tim) and we all formed a special bond. Doug was an incredible person who would always go out of his way for you. His presence would fill the room and I’ve never met a person that did not call him their friend. His dedication to his family and his daughter are unmatched. He was involved with so many things and donated his time to so many great causes…but like he would tell you “I’m just getting started”. I just can’t imagine him not being around – this makes no sense. His entire family was always accepting of me and so kind - My deepest condolences to the entire family. I’ll miss you, friend!
Posted by Jeff Kingsley on 16th November 2016
Douglas was an amazing individual who impacted me greatly. He was immensely generous of his time for all others in his life. Numerous Boards of Directors, teaching, soccer, finance, and more than anything, his family. I was with him in Toronto Canada two weeks ago and witnessed him on a 10 minute break from our Board meeting. He was exhausted. In fact, he was literally snoring in the lobby. But he woke up and Skyped with his daughter Kayla for a quick minute before he had to go back into session. The connection mattered that much to him that, even if only for a minute, it was worth it.
Posted by Michelle Schiavone on 16th November 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Douglas at Wachovia. He was a wonderful man. Always so upbeat, kind and intelligent. We lost an angel on November 13,2016. He passed away way to soon at the very young age of 47. I am heart broken. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Posted by Laurin Mancour on 16th November 2016
Douglas was a man of great joy and purpose. Every time I saw him, he greeted me with a hug and a smile. He often spoke of his family and of his love and pride for his daughter, Kayla. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met Douglas through our volunteer efforts as Board members for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. He worked tirelessly to advance the needs of others and was a great friend to so many. I wish love, compassion and comfort to his family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. -Laurin
Posted by John Neal on 16th November 2016
On November 11, 2016, the world lost a wonderful, caring man. I was blessed to meet Douglas early this year at an ACRP Board meeting. Immediately, I felt the warmth, caring, and humor I soon came to know was Douglas. Over the ensuing months, I had the good fortune to work closely with Douglas in serving ACRP. His tireless service was impressive and admirable. It probably was not even an hour after meeting him for the first time that he mentioned his daughter, Kayla. He glowed with pride and love for her. We can count ourselves blessed to have even one genuine friend who is willing to put everything he has into his family and friends. I counted Douglas as such a friend and, along with many others, will miss him dearly.
Posted by Pam Sherman-Boutwell on 16th November 2016
I met Mr.Bryant through my work. He worked with our retirement system. He was a super nice man. Always a smile and eager to help. He was always there to answer any questions or help with some questions. I will surelt miss being able to turn to him for sny kind of help.. My prayers are with the family .
Posted by FRANCINE PERRY on 16th November 2016
Posted by Kathy Kimmel on 16th November 2016
I met Douglas through our work on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Douglas' sense of humor, candor and professionalism was a shining example for all who had contact with him. His world revolved around Kayla and we shared many stories about the challenges of raising a strong, accomplished young woman. His smile was infectious and his joy for life was obvious. He will be missed by all who knew him. My heart aches for his family during this most difficult time.
Posted by Margaret Fay on 16th November 2016
"I recently joined the ACRP board and had the pleasure of meeting Douglas for the first time in Toronto. His kindness, sense of humor and willingness to provide support to a 'new member' was deeply appreciated. He shared his love for his daughter Kayla, the pride in her accomplishments was evident as he spoke of her and the fact he was happy to be returning home to her after the meeting. He will be missed by so many individuals. My thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family. Dr. M. Peggy Fay
Posted by Terri Hinkley on 16th November 2016
I had the pleasure of working with Douglas as a board member on the Association of Clinical Research Professionals Board of Trustees. Douglas was one of the most genuine, kind and intelligent men I knew. He adored his daughter Kayla and spoke of her frequently. The pride he felt was evident in his voice and on his face. He will be sorely missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him. My sincere and deep condolences to his family on their loss. th

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