Ma’Khia Zhi’Riana Ty’Lea Bryant

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Ma’Khia Zhi’Riana Ty’Lea Bryant, age 16. Sunrise September 29, 2004 and Sunset April 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.

Ma’Khia attended Independence High School as an 11th grade student. She was currently on the honor roll. Making Tik Tok Videos doing her hair was her favorite past time. She enjoyed cooking and music.

Ma’Khia had a great sense of humor; always wanted to make everyone laugh. She was a loving teenager with a big heart, and she loved her family very much.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Raymond Underwood; great grandmother, Mary Miller and great grandfather Donald Bryant.

Ma’Khia is survived by her parents, Paula Bryant and Myron Hammonds; sisters, Shanise Washington, Janiah Bryant and Azariah Bryant; brothers, Khalil Bryant, ShyQuan Washington, Myron Hammonds, JaShawn Morris and Marion Hammonds; special nephew, Kyale Broomfield; grandmother, Jeanene Hammonds of Columbus, Ohio, Debra Wilcox of Mansfield, Ohio; great grandmother, Ila Bryant of Mansfield, Ohio; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


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Visitation 12:00 noon and Home Going Celebration 1:00pm Friday April 30, 2021 at First Church of God 3480 Refugee Rd., Columbus, Ohio. Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, eulogist. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE. To stream the service,, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Bryant Family, visit

Condolence Messages



  3. My heart breaks for you. Prayers for you and the family. She is safe now with our Heavenly father.

  4. Mrs. Janice Powell

    May God comfort you in your time of bereavement, by giving you an understanding..My heart goes out to the family..

  5. Vanessa Wilkerson

    To the Bryant family! My Love, Prayers & Sympathy to you all. ❤

  6. Rachelle Hardin

    Just wanted to say I’m praying for you and God bless her an the family God knows an he will see justice be served

  7. Very sorry and BROKENHEARTED about everything Sincere sympathy

  8. To the Bryant family, Sending my deepest condolences to your family. My love and prayers to many that need it.

  9. Lydia L Valentine

    Black Lives Matter ….

  10. Brenda E Dooley

    Sending My Condolences To the bryant family and friends I’m so sorry for your lost may God continue to comfort you doing this time and give you the strength to get through this a young life gone to soon rest In Peace Ma’khia Bryant

  11. Evangelist Ella Bond

    Rest in heaven sweet angel.

  12. My deepest sympathy to the Bryant family❤️

  13. My prayers for the family of this precious angel this is so heart breaking fly high Gods child

  14. To the bryant family you have my deepest condolence you all are in my prayers doing this difficult time make her wrap his arms around you all rest in peace ma’khia

  15. Dear Ma’Khia,
    My heart breaks for you and what the world has become. Know that your life mattered. Soar and Fly high child of god…for u are with the angels now. May your soul Rest In Eternal Peace. May you Look down from heaven and see all the love. Look down baby girl, See that Your life soaring saving others. Preserving life matters especially for all beautiful little girls like you. Know we’ll never forget you, know you’re loved and we’re fighting for you baby girl. fly high baby girl, gone but never forgotten ❤️love from your angels on earth amen

  16. Prayers for Peace of mind for the loved ones you leave behind. Gone To Soon!

  17. Tomynda Perdue

    May God Bring the Family Comfort in this time of Bereavement. Rest in Heaven baby Girl.

  18. Many prayers and good vibes to your family at this tragic time. I’m sure you have the most beautiful angel wings. Be sure to watch over your loved ones. Rest In Peace Beautiful Young Lady!

  19. My deepest sympathy to the Bryant family. I’m so sorry for your lost may God continue to comfort you doing this time of bereavement… Rest In Heaven baby girl

  20. Deanna West-Torrence & Family

    My deepest condolences to the Bryant Family. So very sorry for your loss. Please know all of our hearts are broken, and I wish you peace, comfort and love.

  21. To The Entire Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy! May God Continue Give You Strength. Frances Neal.

  22. My deepest sympathy to the Bryant family sorry for your loss.

  23. Behavior Bryant

    My Sincere condolences to the entire Bryant family, I am praying for each and everyone of you.

  24. Shawntease Moore

    I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. And I will be praying for you and your kids.

  25. Tammy Tatum
    April 28th 2021

    My Heart and true Condolences goes out to the entire family. So sorry for the lost of your love one my heart aches for what you all are going thru. And may you all be lifted up with prayers comfort and love. And May she RIP ❤❤

  26. My deepest condolences and prayers goes out to the family. I’m praying for justice for Paula and her family and may God wrap his arms around you all

  27. You’re gonna be truly missed beautiful, I will always remember you smiling, being the Dj for the party an just being You, Yourself , rest in heaven my dear We love you.

  28. Keyaunta McCullough

    My deepest condolences to your family, you are such a beautiful angel who is gone way to soon. Watch over your family and walk into the pearly white gates with are lord and savior. You touch many hearts down here in Georgia.

  29. My deepest condolences to you and your family! RIH sweet baby

  30. To The Family ,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer is that Jesus give you peace and understanding. I am so sorry sorry .

  31. Rest in Peace! Prayers of Comfort going up in Jesus name Amen.

  32. Betty Pettiford

    We are very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to our family!

  33. Sincere sympathy. I was glad to have known your daughter.

  34. Whitney Robinson

    Sending Prayers of Peace and Comfort for the family. I pray that God will carry you all through this tough time. May Ma’Khia rest well in the arms of The Lord.

  35. I am sooo sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and family. Rest in heaven Ma’khia.

  36. Karen Henderson

    Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time!

  37. Sorry for your loss

  38. Ebony Armbrester

    Most don’t know this pain, im sorry that you do. No one should have to bury their baby for any reason. Know that every is not going to be a bad day, I pray for healing for the whole family Amen.

  39. Rest in peace sweet Angel. May God hold you always in the palm of his hands. My condolences to your family and friends

  40. Im so sorry for the your loss I dont know her but i want to send my condolences no one should have to ever go thought this may you rip baby girl

  41. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying for strength and comfort during this very difficult time, just know your community stands behind you.

  42. Rest In Power Babygirl. My heart breaks for the family. She’s a beautiful angel now Your name will always be remembered

  43. Felicia Camper

    I did not know this beautiful baby girl Ma’Khia, but she reminds me so much of my 16 y/o granddaughter. I guess that is why my heart is hurting so for Ma’Khia. I am grieving with you all, and I pray that God gives the family the strength to continue on, and comfort to heal. Fly high beautiful, God has you now.

  44. Terence Darnell Hammonds

    Rest in heaven princess.

  45. Crystal Stearns

    May you rest in the arms of the Lord, Baby Girl.

  46. Sending love, hugs and prayers of peace to Ma’Khia;s family and friends.

  47. Willie Mae Williams

    praying for the family

  48. Curtis Williams

    I’m one of Ma’Khia’s former middle school teachers. Ma’Khia was such a pleasure to work with. She was a very appreciative student, who enjoyed receiving one to one attention. Her presence and sweat personality lit up any room she entered. I remember Ma’Khia as someone who really enjoyed learning and being willing to help others in any way she could. Ma’Khia was such a sweat heart, who always kept a smile on her face. She will definitely be missed! My deepest condolences to the Bryant family. May the Lord of all grace comfort and strengthen the Bryant family with a tangible touch of his love and presence in your time of bereavement.

  49. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning. My heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of their young Queen in the making from Florida.

  50. Stacey Gullick Smith

    Fly High Babygirl God knows best..Nomore confusion for you..Your Father called you Home to “Tic Tock” with the Angel singing&praising with God…You are leading&guiding the young youth because that’s what you are all about…Rest in a peace and always loved&cherished “Sweet 16

  51. So, so ,sorry for your loss and I pray that God will comfort you all in these days ahead of you. Rest easy to know God has your baby home with him now and one day soon you’ll be with her again.

    Prayers from Georgetown, Kentucky

  52. Kelli Moore-Blackwell

    To the Bryant Family
    I just wanted to give my heartfelt condolences to you. I may not personally know you, but my heart hurts for you. I’m truly sorry for your loss.
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  53. Im so sad to see thiswords can mot wxpress a feeling rignt now

  54. Love you Ma’Khia…. You have made me a better person. I will miss you so much. Thankful for all the memories we share.




    So sorry for your loss. May she find the peace she did not find on earth. She was a gift and we are sorry she was not protected. The system failed her. May this be a turning point and a wake up call for the foster children left to endure this abuse.

  57. I recall Ma’Khia as a student in my 7th grade class at EASTBRIDGE Academy. She was always on top of her work, polite and had a warm personality. In my heart I hold you dear sweet child, your life will continue to be celebrated!! Praying for peace, healing and justice for you and the entire Bryant family.
    Ms. Leah Crawford

  58. Carolyn Fitzgerald

    We send our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Ma’Khia Bryant. May she rest in peace in the Lord’s Heavenly Arms.

    Jeff & Carolyn
    West Chester, Pennsylvania

  59. My condolences to the Bryant family. May God continue to bless you at this difficult time.

  60. My heart breaks for the family of Ma’Khia Bryant, no one should have to bury their child. My most deepest condolences to the Bryant family.

  61. Rest in paradise young angel!

  62. Dearest Ma’Khia,
    My soul is crying out for you sweet girl. I recall you and Janiah as my students at EASTBRIDGE Academy. You always had a warm personality, appreciation for learning and helping others. Your life matters and will continue to be celebrated! I pray diligently for the entire Bryant and Hammond family, all your friends, other teachers and loved ones you’ve left behind. May peace, healing and justice work in favor during this trying time.
    Ms. Crawford

  63. Praying that God will provide His strength to the family and those that loved this young lady. You have my prayers and condolences.

  64. Yolanda Hunter

    To the Family – My sincerest condolences. May you take comfort in knowing that so many people are praying for your strength at this time. My hope and prayers are that the memories you have of MaKiah will be enough to sustain you until you meet again. May MaKiah rest in peace knowing that the world grieved her loss and that her life mattered.

  65. Jeanene, Myron, Paula and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping
    you all in my prayers. My heart goes out to you.

  66. Praying that God wraps his loving arms around you and your family during this very tragic time. I am so sorry for your loss and sending my prayers to your and your family.

  67. Heartfelt condolences and prayersfly high safe in his arms …continued prayers to your family and friends and our community…gone too soon

  68. My God comfort the family in there time of there loss



  70. May you rest in Heaven

  71. Victoria Crews

    To the family of Ma’Khia Bryant, May God continue to sustain you in this difficult time.

  72. May you rest in heaven, Ma’Khia! I am myself is a Black 16-year-old girl, who fears the police. Our melanin is a threat when it shouldn´t be. I am so sorry your life was taken away from you so quickly. You deserve to be here living it to the fullest. Your name is history and we won´t stop saying your name, Ma’Khia. Now, your safe in God´s arms, and don´t worry, there will be justice served. Your light is shining really bright. My prayers go out to the entire Bryant family and to everyone who love Ma’Khia! The fight won´t end until there is justice for all of our brothers and sisters whose lives were taken because of our melanin. BLACK LIVES MATTER! MA’KHIA LIFE MATTERS! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

  73. Ma’Khia,my heart goes out to you and your family. Everyone failed you on that day. Knowing that God sees and knows all, and has the final say. May you rest in Heaven baby.

  74. Janette Valmoja-Hunter

    E kala mai iaʻu no ka haʻalele koke ʻana i kēia ao.

    Hoʻomaha i ke aloha momona Makhia Bryant

    I am sorry you had to leave the world so soon. Rest in sweet love Makhia Bryant.

  75. Beautiful Angel you are going to be truly missed. You did not die in vainPeace and Comfort to the family and friends. Sincerest Condolences for your loss

  76. To the family Iam praying for you to have strength And to remember the good time with your baby girl

  77. God called his beautiful angel home

  78. Stand firm on God’s promises. He will never leave you alone. Praying for the family for strength and comfort.

  79. My condolences goes out to the family, may God give you the strength to endure. RIH you beautiful young lady.

  80. When she reached the ancestors arms they cradled her and said “You are safe us now”. May God and the ancestors continue to watch over her family and friends during this painful time and

  81. Carolyn D Duncan-Hammonds

    Jeanene and Family,

    No matter how much life a person had the privilege of living, the death of that loved one is never an easy thing to cope with. We will continue to hold you all up in prayer and we are so sorry for the loss of Ma’Khia. We pray that you find comfort in knowing that our Father in heaven is mourning with you for He too has lost a child in death. We Love you all, Jimmie and Susie

  82. To be absent from the body is to be present in the spirit. This angel is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. May God”s grace give the Bryant family some measure of peace and comfort in your time of bereavement. Deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers lifting you in love and light. Praying justice be served—-Ma”Khia”s life mattered!

    Standing in support from Florida

  83. Velma Jacobs

    Rest in peace baby girl at least God know who took your life may they be peace with you in heaven amen

  84. Renita Thompson

    My condolences to you and your family.. This is so so sad to me… Im sorry this happened to you amd your family

  85. Annette Dorsey

    Prayers for Condolences to the Family

  86. Love & Prayers….

  87. Rebecca Young

    You have condolences may God bless yr family this time for yr strength and comfort

  88. God be with you all. Praying for your family during this had time.

  89. Salina Hawkins

    Rih baby girl To be absent from the body is to be Present with the lord she has gain her Wings ❤️❤️❤️❤️Praying for family

  90. Early & Sheila McMillan

    May the peace of God Rest in your hearts. A weeping endures for a night joy comet in the morning. With heartfelt condolence, sympathy and prayers to you all

  91. Jeanette Lucas and Family

    My GOD reign on your entire family and rest in heaven angel.

  92. Alneda McKnight

    My sincere condolence to the family. May God give you strength to endure.

  93. Latasha Osborne

    I’m so sorry I can’t begin to Kno yu and your family feel this was very messed up and wrong I pray to God that you’ll get the justice yu need

  94. To the Family and friends. We are sorry for your loss and are with you in this time of need. Prayers go out to everyone who is saddened by this tragic loss. The Robinson’s.

  95. Lolita Wilson

    Our Condolences keeping you and your Family in our Prayers

  96. Deidre Montague

    Praying for your family. May she Rest In Peace.

  97. Sorry for your loss, praying for the family

  98. Teresa Freeman

    Your loss deeply saddens us; may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Sincere condolences!
    Sending hugs from Georgia.

  99. Evans family

    We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  100. Helena Gupton

    My heart hurts so much. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her name and keep your family in my preachers.

  101. I’m so sorry for your loss while I’m writing this late it still effects me because we are so close in age but I hope your family finds peace and most importantly justice for this beautiful angel I pray she’s resting in peace and watching over u guys always and forever ❤️

  102. I’m so sorry this happen to you. It was so sad to watch u get hurt in any type of way. I am going to pray pray pray for you and your family. I love you and dont even know you. rest in peace and sleep well ill meet you shortly. ily. RIP MA’KHIA BRYANT. Im so sorry for your loss she was an angle i watched her tiktoks all the time she was on my fyp everyday almost. I was so sad when i found out she died im so sorry and hurt about this. Sorry about the late reply. Its been almost a year without you Ma’Khia Bryant. I love you so muchhhhh girlyy ♥️❤️

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