Cheryl Lynn Bryant


Cheryl Lynn Bryant, 64 of Mansfield, passed after a 13-year battle with Cancer. Despite receiving an innovative Car-T Cell Treatment her smile, faith, and character never wavered. Born June 10, 1957 in Mansfield to the late Henry and Celestine (Moffett) Shepard, she was a lifelong resident and graduated from Mansfield Sr. High in 1975. She earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Human Services from North Central State College. Cheryl worked at Abbott Laboratories/Hospira Inc. for 18 years and Westinghouse where she met the love of her life for 36 years Donald Bryant Jr. Cheryl is survived by her husband Donald Bryant Jr. whom she married December 22, 1984; their children Tangela Shepard and Donald Bryant both of Miami, Florida; Grand Dogs Fufu and “G”, her Sisters Carolyn Caldwell of Mansfield, Deborah (Alexander) Shoulders of Lackey, Virginia; Brothers Henry Shepard Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio and Aubrey Shepard of Mansfield; an Aunt Margie Wilborn of Toledo, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents Cheryl was preceded in death by her four siblings Mildred Bonner, Sylvia White, Michael Shepard, and Audrey Gore. Cheryl was a member of New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going on vacation to new places, reading, and dancing. A private funeral will be on Tuesday at 11:00 am at Oasis of Love with Rev. Patricia Sullivan officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral services. Interment will be at Mansfield Cemetery. The family will also receive friends at their home at 398 Opal Drive Mansfield, Ohio from 4:00-8:00 pm daily until the day of the service.


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  1. Kristin Porter-Race

    August 7, 2021

    “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

    Our hearts were saddened when we heard of the transition of Sister Cheryl Bryant, yet our spirits rejoice in knowing that she is now with Almighty God in an eternal praise! We thank God for the years that we were blessed by her service, loving heart, and kind spirit. She was dedicated whole-heartedly to her family, friends & home. A woman who will be deeply missed by the many people that were divinely touched by her life.

    Be it further resolved that we, the members of the Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church family, will continue to intercede in prayer on behalf of your family; we love you and stand ready to assist you with any need. To her husband, Donald Bryant Jr.; daughter Tangela; son Donnie Bryant, other relatives and friends, we will continue to stand with you however we can.

    Humbly submitted,

    Dr. Wanda K. Sprinkle, Pastor Emeritus, the Leadership, and members of Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church
    Overseer E. Renea Collins, Senior Pastor
    Kingdom Grace Fellowship Church – Mansfield, Ohio

  2. Don so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

  3. To Big Don, Tangie and Little Don,
    Unfortunately I am unable to be with you at this time. I am truly sorry for your loss , for I know all too well what it feels like to lose a Loved one. Please take comfort in knowing your Wife and mother is now at peace residing in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

    With sincere sympathy,

    Nephew James In Virginia

  4. Love and Prayers For the Family. My Mother Matttie Chester and Her Mom was The Best of Friends. Grew Up for a while Next Door to the Shepherds On S. Adams St Back in the Day. ❤️

  5. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences to the family of Cheryl Bryant. Praying with you and for you

  6. Monessa Bradford

    My condolences. Peace and prayers for the family of a beautiful woman.

  7. My sincerest condolences to the family!

  8. Elaine Webb Carter

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. Cheryl was always so nice and pleasant to be around during our time at Sr. High. I pray that your precious memories will help to lighten your hearts in the days to come.

  9. Betty Pettiford

    Sending love and prayers to my family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  10. The Lindsay Family
    Our condolences to the Bryant/Sherpard family. Praying for you all during this difficult time. Cheryl was beautiful inside and out. Her smile was everlasting. I am sure she will be truly missed.

  11. Golden Soror Barbara Sutton-Williams

    My deepest condolences to Soror Tangela Shepard and her family during this most difficult time. Hold fast to the precious memories you shared with your mom. We are here for you.

  12. Sending love and prayers from Florida to you and your family, Tangela. Asking God to provide strength and comfort to your hearts during this difficult time. I love you always!

  13. Martha L Catchings

    To the family of Cherl Lynn “Shepard” Bryant: I am so sorry for your loss! back in the day on Adams Street, we were all kids and Cherl, Debbie, and Micheal were small kids, and lived right across the street from me and my family. Those were memorable days! To the family keep looking up, and may the Lord strenghthen you all, and bless you with a merry, healed heart!

  14. Kimberly Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss

  15. Sending my Condolences to the Family of Cheryl. She will truly be missed by all of those who knew her.
    R. I. P. Cheryl ❣️

  16. Mamie L Singleton

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family! God bless you now and in the future! I worked with her at
    Abbott and always thought highly of her! She always had a sweet spirit!

  17. Tangle,

    My heart goes out to you during this time. Hold on to God. He will hear you and he will be with you. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family during this time.

  18. Michael Patterson

    Don Jr., Tangie, Don III and Family. We the Patterson Family send our Love and faith in the Lord Jesus for your comfort at this most difficult time in the loss of Sherry…Her faith, strenth, and cheeful disposition through her struggle was a testement to Gods grace in her trial. Be comforted that even though she is absent from us she is present with the Lord. We will see her again. We appologize due to previously scheduled obligations we can not be there with you. Again we send our Love and are Praying the Comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you all;
    Mike, Mary and Family…

  19. Ben & Lisa Ferguson

    Sending our condolence and prayers Praying that your peace and strength in the lord.

  20. Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family

  21. Tangela, Donnie, Don,

    I pray that you all receive God’s comfort in your time of Grief and sorrow. I send you my deepest condolences and want you to know that She was love by many and will be missed. May she forever be at peace with the Lord.

  22. Karen Fox Esbenshade

    I’m very sorry for your loss and celebrate with you the life of such a joyous soul. I had the privilege of working with Cheryl, always with a smile and a kind word.

  23. My heart goes out to You my family
    I’m sadden that I can not be there at this painful time
    My heart hurts So Bad
    Take assurance that Momma is in Very Good Hands now
    No more Pain
    Rest in Heaven Aunt Cheryl
    Glory to God

  24. Garnetta Pender

    With Prayers and Sympathy
    Praying the loving arms of God will hold you extra close during this difficult time.
    May the Lord’s presence strengthen you and the family giving you
    all peace.

    Come unto Me, all ye that….are heavy laden, and I will give you rest
    Matthew 11:28 KJV

  25. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for your family. May God comfort you through his Word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  26. Donnie
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    With heart-felt sincerity to you and your family, I will pray for your healing during this heart-breaking time.

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