Roger Neal Bryant

- May 25, 2024

Roger Bryant, a devoted follower of Jesus, talented architect, and interior designer, passed away peacefully on May 25th, 2024, at the age of 66. Born January 20th, 1958, Roger lived a life marked by creativity, adventure, and deep love for his family and faith.

Roger dedicated his career to designing spaces that blended beauty and functionality. For over forty years, he worked on numerous projects, leaving an unforgettable mark on the world through his innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail. His work has been widely celebrated showcasing his exceptional talent and vision.

Beyond his professional achievements, Roger was a man of profound faith. His commitment to Christ guided every aspect of his life, and he was a source of spiritual strength and inspiration to those who knew him. Roger spread the hope of Christ through gospel singing. His love for singing started in his childhood at church, and as he grew older you could witness his passion for music at local churches, prisons, nursing homes, family reunions, or even at your doorstep at Christmas time. Roger traveled all over the world spreading the gospel through testimony and singing. It’s not just the music itself that he loved, but the joy and hope it brought to everyone around him. Roger’s performances were filled with emotion and sincerity, touching the hearts of all who listened. His dedication to gospel music was much more than a hobby; it was a testament to his faith and was a way for him to share the love of Jesus and positivity with the world.

His warm heart and generous spirit were evident in his relationships with family and friends. Roger had a deep love for his family, especially his nieces and nephews, who brought him immense joy. He cherished the moments spent with them, sharing stories, laughter, and his wisdom. His outgoing spirit led him to a love of camping and traveling with family, where he found peace and inspiration in the great outdoors.

Roger is survived by his siblings and their spouses: Wayne Bryant (Sandy), Judy Guthrie, Lynne Summers (Tommy), Belva Dickey (Bob), Montie Bryant (Donna), and sister in-law Reba Bryant, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues who will miss him dearly. His legacy of love, faith, and creativity will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate to know him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Elvin Henry Bryant and Margaretta Lewis Ashe Bryant, his brother Elvin Dale Bryant, brother in-law Jimmy Guthrie, and nephews Paul Lewis Bryant and Brian Sullivan.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:30 PM on June 8th, 2024, at The Family Homeplace, 1030 Campbell Road Keswick, VA 22947. A reception will immediately follow the service.

Roger’s life was a testament to the power of faith, creativity, and love. He will be remembered not only for his exceptional talent and adventurous spirit but also for his unwavering faith and the profound impact he had on the lives of those around him.

“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

James 4:13-15 NLV