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Graveside Service

Higginbotham Cemetery
Saturday August 28th, 2021

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Maurice "Gil" Wayne Bryant

Maurice Wayne Bryant (Gil) November 29, 1947 – August 4, 2021

Maurice “Gil” Bryant, age 73, peacefully transitioned from Earth to Heaven on August 4, 2021 at his home in Miami Lakes, Florida.

Preceding him in death are his parents Maynard and Betty Bryant and a brother, Raymond Bryant, of Pine Knot, Kentucky.

Born on November 29, 1947, Maurice was the third of four children born to Maynard and Betty. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Norma Smith, his brother, Marcus Bryant, his aunt, Gladys Bryant Bruce, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

No greater father and “poppa” than Maurice. He leaves to honor and cherish his memory, his daughters, Tiffany Bryant and Tina Bryant Ruff (and Stephen), and his beloved granddaughter, Bethany.

After graduating from Pine Knot High School in 1965, Maurice attended the University of Southern Mississippi, earning his BS in Education. Later he attended Florida International University where he earned his MS in Industrial Arts.

Maurice spent his life in service to others. During his 45-year career as a teacher and program director for the Miami Jackson Senior High Architectural/Design Magnet Program, Maurice mentored many of our country’s leading architects. As a member of Christ Journey Church (Coral Gables, FL), he served faithfully each Sunday as a greeter and usher and also spent many weekends and holidays supporting mission-related activities. Above all, Maurice loved God and he loved his family.

On the morning of August 4th, Maurice heard our Heavenly Father say, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23)

In keeping of Maurice’s wishes, he was cremated. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Higginbotham Cemetery.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant, please visit our flower store.

Recording of Service


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Martha R Gutierrez Sep 10 2021 8:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant

Erik Vasquez Sep 2 2021 8:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant

Delly Eusebio Aug 28 2021 4:09 PM

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Delly Eusebii Aug 28 2021 4:08 PM

Tina --- So sorry to hear that you had lost your Dad. With his love of Industrial Arts, it's easy to see why you ended up at a community college. Hope you and your family are doing OK.

John Hurlburt Aug 28 2021 2:13 PM

Tina...sending much love, hugs, and prayers of comfort to you, Bethany, Stephen, and the whole family.

Lisa Cooley and Tom Murphy Aug 27 2021 9:25 AM

My wife and I had the privilege of being his neighbor until November 2020. We will always remember his decency, his generosity, his willingness to help, and above all, his faith and his love and pride for his family and specially for his beloved granddaughter! A life well lived, but, gone way too soon! Our thoughts and prayers for The entire family. ❤️

Pablo and Alva Suarez Aug 27 2021 7:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant

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A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant

ALBA ALLISON Aug 26 2021 11:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Maurice "Gil" Bryant

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