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Ozie Mae Bryant

October 13, 1942 — September 11, 2023

Del City

Ozie Mae Bryant, a beloved woman of God, a dedicated public servant, and a cherished member of her community, passed away on September 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on October 13, 1942, in Wynnewood, Ok. Ozie was known for her positive outlook on life, kindhearted nature, and unwavering work ethic. Her passing has left a void in the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Ozie dedicated many years of her life to serving the community through her career at the State Department of Motor Vehicles until her retirement in 2019. Her commitment and hard work were evident in every aspect of her professional life, leaving a lasting impact on those she served and worked alongside.

Before embarking on her career at the DMV, Ozie selflessly served in the Women's Army Corps. She spent much of her time stationed in Germany until her honorable discharge in 1964. Her military service exemplified her dedication to serving others and upholding the values she held dear.

While Ozie had an illustrious career and military service, it was her warm personality and love for others that defined her best. She had a heart full of kindness and enveloped those around her with love and care. Ozie's devotion to children was evident through the joy she found in spending time with them. Her presence brought comfort and guidance to countless young lives.

An ardent woman of faith, Ozie found solace and strength in serving in the churches she attended. Her spirituality guided every aspect of her life, radiating through her interactions with family, friends, and acquaintances alike. Ozie's genuine love for God was an inspiration to all who knew her.  Ozie was a faithful member of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, where she attended and served for over 30 years.

In addition to serving others and nurturing her spiritual life, Ozie possessed various hobbies that brought joy to both herself and those around her. She had a passion for sewing, reading The Bible, and gardening. Gardening was a favorite pastime of Ozie's, where she would meticulously tend to her flowers and create vibrant displays of nature's beauty. Reading the Bible was not only a religious devotion but a source of inspiration and comfort for Ozie. Her love of singing uplifted many, as she used her melodic voice to praise God. However, it was with her family and close friends that Ozie found the greatest happiness. Their company brought her immense joy and fulfillment.

Ozie is proceeded in death by Her husband, James Bryant Sr., together they shared a deep bond  throughout their lives together.  She is also proceeded in death by three of her nine siblings:  Charles, Willie, and James Atchley. 

Ozie Mae Bryant is survived by numerous loving family members who will carry on her legacy of kindness and compassion. They supported each other through thick and thin, creating a strong foundation built on love and mutual understanding.

Ozie's children, James Bryant Jr. and Sarah E Crichley, were blessed to have such a remarkable mother. Her guidance, support, and unwavering love shaped them into outstanding individuals. James Jr., accompanied by his wife Julie of Pryor, OK, carries his mother's values within his heart as he navigates life's journey. Sarah E Crichley and her husband Shawn of Moore, OK continue to honor Ozie's legacy in their own lives.

The legacy of Ozie Mae Bryant extends to her five adoring grandchildren: Truett, Jordan, Jonathan, Rebecca, Eleshea; as well as her seven cherished great-grandchildren: Taylor, Leslie, James, Ariella, Calla-Lily, Joshua, Avriel. Each child has been touched by Ozie's boundless love and kindness.

Ozie also leaves behind siblings: sisters Phyllis Conry, Helen Richards, Wilma Brantley; brothers Virgle Atchley and John Atchley. They each had special places in her heart.

One of Ozie's favorite Bible verses was Romans 8:28 " And we know all things work together for those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose". She not only quoted these words, she lived them everyday.

Family visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2023 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2023 also at the First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, Oklahoma. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. 


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, October 9, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

First Southern Baptist Church

6400 S Sooner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73135

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Southern Baptist Church

6400 S Sooner Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73135

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