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DOROTHY BRYANT, LED BIBLE STUDY FOR SENIORS

Dorothy Bryant of Buffalo, whose work in the community included leading Bible study meetings for residents at God City Senior Housing and counseling drug addicts, died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2002) in Sisters Hospital after a long illness. She was 74.

Mrs. Bryant led the prayer and Bible study meetings at the senior housing complex for 25 years. She sung the theme song, "God Is Not Dead," for the Deliverance Temple television and radio broadcasts.

Mrs. Bryant received the Buffalo Urban League Family Life Award.

Born in Mobile, Ala., she graduated from Mobile County High School. After she married Coma Bryant Sr., she moved with her family to Buffalo in 1955.

As a member of Paradise Church of God in Christ, she served as church secretary and district missionary. She cared for the sick, fed the hungry and conducted revivals and outreach programs. In 1979, she became a member of the Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ. She served as church mother and Bible Band president.

She attended Erie Community College and worked for Buffalo Public Schools. She also volunteered at Erie County Medical Center.

She is survived by seven sons, Randolph, Rudolph and Anthony, all of Los Angeles, and Coma, Quentin, Ronnie and Jeremiah, all of Buffalo; three daughters, Sheril of Los Angeles, Gayle of Buffalo and Evelyn of Rochester; two sisters, Pinkie Caldwell and Martha White, both of Mobile; three brothers, Senious Caldwell of Mobile, Charles Caldwell of Buffalo and Elbert Caldwell of Arlington, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon Monday in Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ, 177 Sherman St. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

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