Fallen Hero: SSG Raymond Edward Bryant (Ret)


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Moore Funeral Services

805 Hardy Street Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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11:30 am-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Moore Funeral Services, Hattiesburg 


1:30 p.m. , Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Moore Funeral Services, Hattiesburg 


Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on September 24, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Raymond Edward Bryant (Ret), age 80,who had served within the Shelby ISU and had worked at DPW,  has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Raymond Edward Bryant, 80, of Hattiesburg, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Sparrow Hills Assisted Living in Lucedale. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Moore Hattiesburg Chapel with interment to follow in Roseland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Mr. Bryant was of the Catholic Faith. He proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He worked as a firefighter for 32 years for the city of Hattiesburg. He was a charter member of the Mississippi Firefighter Association, a member of the Fire Chiefs Association, and the Lions Club. Mr. Bryant was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Bryant and his parents, Ray and Edna Bryant.

He is survived by his children, Jeff Bryant of Hattiesburg and Rhea Ann Carr (Bryan) of Lucedale; his grandchildren, Tyler Carr (Allie), Chase Carr, and Aubrey Bryant; his great grandchildren, Wesston Carr and Waylon Carr; and his brother, Richard Bryant, Sr. of Hattiesburg.