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Abbie Lee Bryant

Abbie Lee Bryant

Apr 14, 1953

Jul 1, 2021


Abbie Lee Bryant “Spoon” 68, of Louisville died Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the University of Louisville.

Visitation 11am-12 Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Funeral to follow at 12 noon. Burial 11am Thursday at Kentucky Veteran Cemetery in Radcliff, Kentucky. W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Survivors his children Jamarl Bryant, and Nanci Beason; siblings Morris Bryant, Brenda Ellis, Alyri Bryant, and Marslene Allen, 1 granddaughter; and cousin, who was like a brother, Fred Wagner, and host of family and friends.

Abbie Lee Bryant was born on April 14, 1953 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Philander Bryant and Dorothy Murray Bryant. He was the 3rd child of seven.

Educated in the Jefferson County Public School system, Abbie was very wise and a quick learner. In fact, he fibbed about his age and joined the United States Air Force before his 18th birthday. He also attended Jefferson Community College.

“Spoon” as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was very intelligent and sought different career paths. In his eyes, he was a master of many areas. He worked as a machine operator for General Electric, journeyman’s assistant at Standard Gravure Corporation, an assistant photographer for WHAS TV News; evaluated Federal government summer youth programs; park supervisor for Parkhill Community Center and entrepreneur selling Women’s clothing, and even attended cosmetology school. Wow!

In his spare time he enjoyed cooking steaks, chicken, general and breakfast food; reading anything from history, or romance novels; talking on any subject; and refurbishing lawn mowers, washing machines, anything that could be taken apart and put back together. Last but not least, he loved to dress. He was the GQ of Newburg. He was meticulous in his wardrobe and made sure everything in his home was neat and organized.

To many of the children in the neighborhood, he was the candy man, offering them snacks and nuggets of wisdom, encouraging them to take the right path.

Lee, which was the name many people called him, was a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church, and served well, until his health concerns would no longer allow him to attend.

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Abbie Lee Bryant departed this life. He leaves to cherish his memory, two children, Jamarl Bryant and Nanci Beason; siblings, Morris Bryant, Brenda Ellis, Alyri Bryant and Marslene Allen, one granddaughter; cousin Fred Wagner, and a host of family and friends.

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