Mrs. Bryant had a Master of Science degree in Healthcare management. She worked for many years as a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Belleville, IL and in administration as a physicians’ liaison at the former St. Mary’s Hospital of East St. Louis, IL. She was a woman of strong Baptist faith, having most recently belonged as a member of the Church at Scott Air Force Base, Chapel II. Geraldine loved to travel and loved dogs. She was an avid bowler and for the last several years participated in the “Skip Bryant Memorial League” honoring her husband. Most of all, Geraldine was a lover of anything that had “a little bit of class.”
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Lyle Bryant, whom she married on February 22, 1972, and who died on February 24, 2014; her parents, Joe and Maria, nee Blackwell, Rouse; and 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
She is survived by a son and two daughters, Scott Bryant of Belleville, IL, Carmen Rouse (fiancée Anthony Story) of Sanger, TX, and Michelle (John) Barbeau of St. Louis, MO;
a grandson, Elijah Barbeau;
a sister, Mae Leitha Norman;
a brother, Willie (Jeannette) Rouse;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.