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The ameherald received word today (tuesday dec.2) of the lost of Bishop Bryant's sister on Dec. 1, 2003. At this time we have no further information and will keep everyone posted as receive more information. This information was submitted to us by Rev. Tonya Spellman.

Please pray for Bishop Bryant and the entire family.

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2003


I just received info on funeral arrangements of Bishop Bryant's sister.

Reverend Eleanor Graham Bryant, Pastor and Founder of Agape Fellowship Church in North West Baltimore was passed from labor to reward.

She is the daughter of the late Bishop and Mrs Harrison Bryant and the sister of Bishop John R. Bryant, Presiding prelate of The Fifth Episcopal District, of The African Methodist Episcopal Church.

We request that you include the entire family, the Agape fellowship, The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in your prayer for peace and comfort in this time of grief and sorrow. We are assured that the effective fervent prayers of the righteous avail much.


The arrangements for Rev. Eleanor Graham Bryant: Services will be held on

Thursday, December 4, 2003 Wake 10 - 11 a.m. Funeral 11 a.m.

Services are being held at

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 1300 Druid Hill Avenue Baltimore, Maryland Telephone: 410-523-4273 ***********************************************

Submitted to the ameherald by william smith

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2003

Sorry, the above info was submitted by James h. smith

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2003

Bishop Bryant and his family and Rev. Eleanor's church family are truly in my prayers. My church Immanuel Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Md where Dr. Peggy E. Wall is my Pastor was truly blessed by Bishop Bryant on Sunday November 30, 2003. He preached for our Men's day and truly the anointing was all over him!!! Lives were changed.

Rev Eleanor Bryant was a true woman of God and will be missed, but we will always have memories to cherish.

God bless Bishop Bryant and his family, we love you all.

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2003

My family and the Heard Chapel AME Church family of the Bermuda Annual Conference join with you and the Connection in prayer at this time for the Bryant family and extended family. May God grant them His peace in the valley.

-- Anonymous, December 03, 2003

It is with great sorrow that we read the passing of one of God's Soldiers. Our prayers go out to the entire family during this most difficult time. To Bishop Bryant, Dr. Ce and Jamal I extend prayers for you as well. May God hold you all in the palm of his loving hand. To the members of this Church our prayers go out to you as well. May God Bless you and keep you at this difficult time.

Blessings from Bermuda

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2003

I extend love and prayers from my family and the Holy Trinity AME Church family to Bishop John R. Bryant Presiding Prelate fo the 5th Episcopal District and the entire Bryant family in the passing of Reverend Doctor Eleanor Graham Bryant, Pastor and Founder of Agape Miracle Church. The Bryant family and Baltimore has lost a dedicated angel of light and advocate for those most in need of God's love and the good news of Jesus christ. May God's Grace sustain you during this time. I was blessed to attend Pastor Bryant's service yesterday. Bethel Baltimore had standing room only as a testament to the many lives that Doctor Bryant touched during her lifetime. Thousands came to express love and support for the Bryant Family. A host of pastors and clergy from the 5th Episcopal District came to show their support. Bishop Bryant's clergy children from Baltimore and across the country were in attendance. Other bishops,pastors, ministers, layleaders and friends came to show love to the Bryant Family. I am yet on a mountain of praise from the celebration of life and service in honor of Reverend Doctor Eleanor Graham Bryant. Her Brother Bishop Bryant, truly lifted a eulogy that expressed the anointed labor and love for the Lord that Pastor Bryant gave to the multifaced ministries God assigned to her hand. The dance ministry from her beloved Agape Mircle Church, brought the spirit of Pastor Bryant into the service with power and praise. The dancers effectively gave tribute to their pastor in a moving and powerful liturgical dance expression of "Praise is What I do!" Her sister Cynthia expressed special words affirming the committed and dedicated spirit of Dr. Bryant. The windows of heaven opened during the celebration service. It was truly a blessing to hear Bishop Bryant say goodby to his beloved little sister in the words he shared from Jeremiah 3:15 under the theme, "After the Lord's Heart." What a great climax to an anointed woman of God and her life of love and service. If you had the pleasure of meeting her you would know that she was a truly a woman "after God's own heart." I thank God because she was a special encouraging light in my life. Doctor Eleanor Graham Bryant lived and died in the Lord with dignity and grace. To God be the Glory!

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2003

Thank you all for your words for comfort & acts of kindness re: the loss of my mother in the miistry, The Reverend Doctor Eleanor Bryant. She is my mentor & shero. I miss her deeply. Please continue to pray for those of us who worked w/ her over the past 14 years.

Thank you. Thank you.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2003

My beloved Bishop John and family, Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family. There is rejoicing in heavan for one of God's favorite daughters has come home. Love Allways.

John, Yvette, Ashley, Jonathan and baby Jalynn.

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2003

I am so honored to have been able to sit under this teacher, preacher and minister too ALL people. Many people speak about the teachings of Christ, but this one lived the life of Christ..she was a true laborer in the vineyard. Her dedication of services and love to the community and her family will be missed. May she rest in peace... most faithful servant and may the Bryant family find the strength and courage to contine the journey. Beloved, Sista Tabia

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2004

Rev.Bryant was a women Blessed by god and she will be missed.I sind my love and prays to the Bryant family.Thank you Dr.Elaenor Bryant for giving me a chance to preach for you on your last sunday befor your death.I love for ever and she will always be with us.Amen

-- Anonymous, January 23, 2004

I thank God for my Godmother Rev. Eleanor Graham Bryant and for all she taught me by word through God's Word, and by her loving and living Christian example. I thank God for the blessing and special part she was and always will be of my life and of Troy, my husband's life and our entire family. We will always love you. Prayers and blessings especially to my baby sisters, Kia and Chere. Love, Macky

-- Anonymous, April 01, 2004

Rev. Maxzine Thomas. I concur. Pastor Eleanor was not only my mother in the ministry. She was a mentor, friend, prayer partner, and my 1# cheer leader.

When the time comes may if be said of me what is said of her, "She was a pastor after God's own heart."

-- Anonymous, April 02, 2004

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