Ongeleta Ruth Miles Bryant, passed away at 97 years old peacefully at her home on July 10, 2021, surrounded by family. She was born in Anna, Illinois. She was a resident of Saraland, Alabama for the past 58 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alton “Ray” Bryant (married 66 years), daughter; Sharon Murrill Etheridge; parents, Betty E. Bour & Elmer “Dutch” Miles, Grandson; James Dahlhoff. She is survived by one daughter, Judith Dahlhoff of Panama City, FL; 6 grandchildren: Steven Murrill (Janett) of Theodore, AL; Stephanie Murrill Jernigan (Steve) of Saraland, AL; Shannon Etheridge of Saraland, AL; Jack Dahlhoff (Roberta) of Albemarle, NC; Joseph Dahlhoff (Kathy) of Panama City, FL; Jenith Lott of Mobile, AL, 18 great-grandchildren, 22 Great Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Great grandson on the way, nieces, nephews and a multitude of extended family and friends. Mrs. Bryant married at 16 years of age to the love of her life. She and Ray moved to Mississippi in 1941, and then to Chickasaw where they raised their family. In 1964 they built a home in Saraland where they resided until death. She was a faithful member of the Plateau Church of Christ in Prichard for many years when it relocated to Saraland, AL becoming the Central Church of Christ. She loved to crochet, word search puzzles, and she loved to camp and travel in their Airstream travel trailer with the Good Sam Club, which she and Ray enjoyed well into their eighties. Anyone that knew her, knew that she had overwhelming love for the Lord. She answered to several names, Ongeleta, Onge, Ongie, Mother, Mammaw, Nannaw and Grandma, and she wore these names proudly. She left behind an enormous legacy of love, grace, and kindness. She had a fun sense of humor, was very easy going, and had such a caring and compassionate heart. Most importantly, she wanted everyone she knew to become a child of God. In her last days she wanted nothing more than to be at worship services. Her faithfulness to the Lord was her most influential trait. It is evident through the life she lived and her faithfulness to the Lord, that worshipping God was most important to her. She has gone on to her eternal reward and she will be missed dearly. Visitation will be held at the Central Church of Christ, 225 HWY 43 in Saraland, AL on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 10 AM – 11 AM followed by Memorial Service at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens.
Internment will follow at 12:00 PM on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Mobile Memorial Gardens.