- July 17, 1951 - February 26, 2013
- Charleston, South Carolina
of Elizabeth's Passing
- Memorials may be made to:
Bethel United Methodist Church
57 Pitt Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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“I enjoyed knowing and volunteering at Middleton High School with Beth she was such a wonderful person to be with, her smile and wit was a blessing to...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Carol Broach - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“What a joy is was to have been in kindergarten with Beth at Bethel Methodist all those years ago. Always and forever, she was one of the sweetest...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Shera Lynn Hudson - Atlanta, GA
“Mrs Ripley,My deepest condolences to you and your family on Beth's passing. Our faith tells us that we will be reunited in heaven and that assurance...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Charles Pegram - Charleston, SC
“To Beth's wonderful family,
Beth has always been an inspiration to me with her everlasting smile, quick wit and love to all.
I remember going...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Nan Whitt - Charleston, SC
“I still remember the moment I met Beth for the first time...in the fellowship hall at Bethel United Methodist Church. We were young teenagers at the...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Charlotte Stackhouse Broome - SC
“Beth was a dear friend from Columbia College days. I always loved seeing her and catching up at our reunions. Her humor was contagious! We will...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Candy Crane Shuler - Greenville, SC
“Dear Mrs Ripley, Thomas, Chandler, John, Tina and girls,
Nancy called me this morning with the news of her mother and Beth. I am so saddened for...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Janet McGinn Jacoby - Wilmington, DE
“Beth will always be remembered by me as the one in the group that would have a smile and try to encourage laughter with a funny comment. She was kind...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Linda Brinson - Rock Hill, SC
“I met Beth when I joined Bethel Church in the 1979. She and I sang together in the choir, and were in the Susannah Wesley Circle. I am so sad to read...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl Smithem - Charleston, SC
“Chandler and Thomas - We were so sorry to hear of your Mom. Forest Lakes has not been the same neighborhood since your family "moved on". We have...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“Thomas and Chandler you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was one of the sweetiest people I've ever known and made everyone smile around her....Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“Beth was my very first friend. The world will miss that beautiful singing voice as well as that lovely, positive spirit and infectious laugh of hers...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Hutto Jones - Summerville, SC
“Dear Chandler and family: I will cherish the loving memories of working with your mother and all of the times she made me laugh talking about our...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Valerie Coleman - SC
“I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE DAY BETH WAS BORN. SHE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL LITTLE GIRLS BORN IN OUR NEIGHBOR IN 1951. I USED TO BABY SIT FOR BETH AND HER...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“Ms. Bryant will truly be missed. I met Ms. Bryant at Angel Oak. May you all find comfort in God. He is your strength at this difficult time.
15 of 32 | Posted by: Alfreda Brown - Wadmalaw Island, SC
“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: DL - NC
“Our prayers are with youand your family at this time.
17 of 32 | Posted by: Connie Comer - Charleston
“Ms. Bryant and I worked together at Angel Oak and I will miss her laughter whenever we shared jokes. I can still hear her laugh when I passed her...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Kristal Lumley - Johns Island, SC
“I am so very sad to learn of Beth's passing. She and I were roommates at Columbia College our Freshman year. I will cherish all of the memories...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Janis Skelton Bevis - Valdese, NC
“I am so very sad to learn of Beth's passing. She and I were roommates at Columbia College our Freshman year. The memories I have are endless, and I...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Janis Skelton Bevis - Valdese, NC
“Our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your loved one. May she forever rest in peace.
21 of 32 | Posted by: Dawn and Mickey Gold - Charlotte, NC
“Beth was such a sweet lady and I know she will be missed. My deepest sympathy goes to Chandler and Thomas and their families.
22 of 32 | Posted by: Cynthia Margiotta - Charleston, SC
“We are so sorry to hear of Beth's passing. My wife Terry and I want you to know we are keeping your family in prayer for strength and comfort at this...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Preston Cravey - Goose Creek, SC
“Thomas and Joanna, our prayers are with you during this time of grief. We love you and we know God is with you always.
24 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy & Tom Moore - Indian Land, SC
“Beth, you made me laugh and cry during our wonderful lunchtime at Mary Ford! I will miss you terribly. I love you!
25 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Steinmeyer - Charleston, SC
“To Chandler, Thomas, Mrs. Ripley and other family members
We are deeply saddened over the loss of Beth. We have so many fond memories of our family...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Beasley - Charlotte, NC
“Dear Chandler, Thomas and Mrs Ripley.
I am so sorry for your lose. Beth and I worked at Mary Ford together for many years. She always had a smile...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Marsha Koczyla - Charleston, SC
“You are all in my prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
28 of 32 | Posted by: Katherine Brown - Charleston, SC
“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
29 of 32 | Posted by: Gwin Ellison - Johns Island, SC
“I am so sorry about your loss. May God give you comfort at this time (John 16:22).
30 of 32 | Posted by: A friend
“Don and I are sorry for your loss. I know that you all will miss her terribly. Beth was a wonderful lady and always greeted with a sweet smile on...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Bertha-Ann Chandler - Kingstree, SC
“We will be praying for the you. May God grant you His peace in the days to come.
32 of 32 | Posted by: Deanna Wise - Jefferson, SC
Elizabeth Annette Ripley Bryant, 61, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Thomas Mitchum Bryant III, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Services Friday March 1, 2013 in Bethel United Methodist Church, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday in J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Beth was born July 17, 1951 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of John Labree Ripley and Ruth Chandler Ripley. She was a retired Media Specialist with the Charleston County School District. A 1969 graduate of St. Andrews High School, a 1973 graduate of Columbia College, and a 1999 graduate of University of South Carolina. She was a life member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir, Past President of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Charleston Area Columbia College Alumni Club.
She is survived by her mother of Charleston, SC; daughter, Chandler B. Dabit (Yousef) of Charleston, SC; son, Thomas Mitchum Bryant IV (Joanna) of Heath Springs, SC; brother, John Labree Ripley, Jr. (Tina) of Charleston, SC; four granddaughters, Elizabeth Dabit, Amirah Dabit, Ava Bryant and Isabella Bryant. Beth is additionally survived by her godson, Allen Rogers; mother-in-law, Frances M. Bryant of Greeneville, TN; two nephews, John (Rip) Ripley and Adam Bryant; two nieces, Shaffer Ripley and Lee Bryant.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, Scholarship Fund, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
Upcoming Funeral Services
Riverview Memorial Park
3715 Azalea Drive North Charleston, SC 29405