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Claristine Daniel Bryant

October 22, 1934 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Claristine Daniel Bryant, 88, passed away in Moncure on November 23, 2022. She was born in Riegelwood, North Carolina on October 22, 1934, to the late Alexander Daniel and Alma Simpson Daniel. She was born second of seven children, and she was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Erwin, Vernon, and Edsel Daniel.

After completing her formal education in the Bladen County Schools in Riegelwood, Claristine earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She affectionately called her alma mater “T.C.” in reference to its original name of Winston-Salem Teacher’s College. She also completed graduate school coursework at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Claristine married Charles Wilbur Bryant (affectionately called Wilbur), with whom she would build a life raising their daughters in Moncure, North Carolina. They were married for 47 years until Wilbur’s death. She made Wilbur’s home church, Mt. View A.M.E. Zion Church in Moncure, her beloved church home. For as long as her health would allow, she held numerous positions in the church, including a founding committee member of the T.H. McKay Scholarship Fund, a member of the Christian Education Department, a former President of the Missionary Department, and a member of the Annual Community Homecoming Committee in Moncure. She also served as Mt. View’s Minister of Music and the director of the Children’s Choir and Senior Choir for more than 25 years.

Claristine was very dedicated to a career in education for over 38 years, teaching for a decade in Bladen County Schools and teaching 5th-grade students for most of her career at Moncure Elementary School in the Chatham County School System. As a supporter of education advocacy organizations, Claristine held memberships in the North Carolina Association of Educators, the National Education Association, and the Chatham County Retired Teachers Association. Her other contributions to the community included memberships in the Chatham County Cooperative Extension Home Demonstration Program, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Chatham County Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association.

She leaves with cherished memories her daughters, Tonda Glover of Greensboro, NC, Neasha Graves (Gregory) of Raleigh, NC, and Yolanda Bryant of Burtonsville, MD; brothers, Wendell Daniel of Washington, DC, Julian Daniel (Julia) of Oliver Springs, TN, and Harold Daniel of Riegelwood, NC; two foster siblings, Paulette Simpson Hobbs (Larry) of Hope Mills, NC and Norris Simpson (Maxine) of Atlanta, GA; brother-in-law, Carl Bryant; sister-in-law, Virginia Daniel, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as cherished neighbors, friends, and former students.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes you to contribute donations to the following organizations:

T.H. McKay Scholarship Fund, Attention: Mt. View AME Zion Church, PO Box 15, Moncure, NC 27559

Moncure Fire Department – Station 8, 2389 Old US Highway 1, Moncure, NC 27559

 

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Monday
November 28, 2022

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Monday
November 28, 2022

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Viewing
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. View AME Zion Church
3538 Mount View Church Rd.
Moncure, NC 27559

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

12:00 PM
Mt. View AME Zion Church
3538 Mt View Church Rd.
Moncure, NC 27559

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Burial
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

Bryant Memorial Gardens
2985 Mt. View Church Road
Moncure, NC 27559

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