Doris Bryant

Doris Marie Bryant

Sunday, September 3rd, 1933 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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Doris Marie Bryant, 86, passed away October 14, 2019. She was born in South Norfolk, Virginia to the late Lonnie B. Sawyer Sr. and Helen Ashley Sawyer; and was also predeceased by 2 sons, Edward Wayne Santos, Larry Duane Santos; sister, Rheta Faye Rhoades; and a grandson, Jonathan Boyce. Doris retired after 45 years with Avon and was a multiple time President's Club member. She was a member of South Norfolk Baptist Church, the South Norfolk Women's Club, Chesapeake Red Hat Society of Great Bridge, and the Niner's Senior Citizen Club.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving daughter, Sheila B. Boyce (Steve); grandchildren, Nicole L. Santos (Jen) and Bryan Boyce; daughter in law, Karen L. Santos; brothers, Lloyd Sawyer, Lonnie Sawyer Jr., Darrell Sawyer, and Kenneth Sawyer; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
The family will receive friends at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake, on Thursday evening from 6-7:30pm. A service to celebrate her life will be held, Friday at 2:30pm at the funeral home with Pastor Kyle Rader officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk. Please visit to leave a condolence to the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 2:30pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Kyle Rader
    Ted Nance
  • Interment

    Riverside Memorial Park
    1000 Indian River Road
    Norfolk, Virginia 23523
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  • Reception

    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320
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    Following Interment


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Carol Hickman

Posted at 05:55pm
Doris was so full of life and loved to dance. She shared some lovely sentiments about her family, Elvis and more importantly, her faith. I will miss her kind heart and the twinkle in her eye when she would say thank you for sharing my husband as a dance partner.
Paul and Carol Hickman

Beth Modlin Koeneman

Posted at 12:02pm
Dear Karen and Nicole,
Please know that you are in my thoughts. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Beth (Modlin/Edwards) Koeneman


Posted at 10:44am
Ms. Doris "My Angel"
You will never know how much you meant to me. Here today gone forever, Mr. Doris, I miss you dearly already. The first time I saw you I knew we were going to have a friendship that evolved into something special, you were the Grandmother I never had, a friend and a mentor. You are strong, loving, dedicated and a amazing woman with a huge heart. You walked by me one day with a your amazing smile, head held high, sparkle in your eyes, pep in your step and always took pride in looking so pretty. Your passion for life drives me to be just like you. Till we meet again, "My Angel"

Joe Lee

Posted at 12:44am
I'm so sorry about your loss I always call her ever day keep a check on her and I was calling her Mom she was a very sweet person I will always have her in my heart and now she has no more pain and now she is one of God's angels prayers go out to the family with love
Joe Lee

karen smith Posted at 11:13am

To her family, She was my dear beloved friend. We went many places together and always had a great time. Her "corner" at Hardees will be very hard to look at not seeing Doris sitting there. She was loved by many. She always enjoyed her trips out. She will be forever with me and will be forever missed. My condolences to the family

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