Elta Jean Bryant Cordial 72, of Ulysses KY, went home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2019 at Three Rivers Medical Center.
She is preceded in death by her parents Verlin and Nolda Borders Bryant and her husband of 50 years Jason Cordial. She is also preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents Liss and Zelphia Lyons Bryant and her Maternal Grandparents Roy and Elta Edwards Borders.
She is survived by her only daughter Roxann Cordial (Frank Jarrell) of Ulysses, KY. Also surviving are two brothers Verlin (Nancy) Bryant Jr. of Louisa, KY and Lee Roy Bryant of Ulysses, KY; also surviving are four sisters Carolyn (Larry) Lemaster of Ulysses, KY, Ann (Mike) Stone of Louisa, KY, Wanda (Dennis) Gibson of Catlettsburg, KY, and Judy (Marshall) Oldham of Catlettsburg, KY. As well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Also, a special friend Kathleen Thompson and two Sister Cousins Donna Dancy and Becky Jo Brecht who were there to help look after Elta Jean.
Elta Jean was a homemaker where she loved taking care of her family and then later on in years, she helped take care of her mom and dad. She was the mother hen of the family always keeping up with the family making sure everyone was happy and all was well.
She was a member of the Walnut Grove Church joining on February 5, 1961 making it 58 years to the day God called her home February 5, 2019. She was an active member serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Janitor, and Ladies Aid for many years, and produced and directed and sometimes wrote Christmas Plays for many years.
For the past 40 years she was a member of the Bryant Family Gospel Group. She loved singing at various churches on Saturday night to share God’s love and was always home at Walnut Grove on Sunday morning. She loved gathering all her siblings around the porch in the summer time and around the fireplace during the winter time to sing. I guess you could say she taught us how to sing.
The past few years her health was failing, and she couldn’t travel much with the Bryant Family. She would try to stand with the choir and family group to sing, a lot of times having to sit and listen to us sing, knowing in her heart her desire was to be singing alongside her family.
Elta Jean loved the Lord and loved her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Feb. 9th at 1:00 pm at the Walnut Grove FWB Church with Rev. Jimmy Vanhoose and Rev. Jim Bevins officiating. Burial will follow in the Bryant Cemetery at Ulysses, KY.
Friends may visit the family on Friday Feb. 8th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home and after 9:00 am until time of services Saturday at the Walnut Grove FWB Church.
Care has been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.