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Verdell Bryant (November 12, 1923 – March 26, 2022)

Verdell Bryant (November 12, 1923 – March 26, 2022)

Visitation Date:  Friday, April  08th, 2022

Visitation Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Visitation Location: Golden’s Funeral Home, 210 N. Pennsylvania  Ave, Winter Park FL., 32789


                     ***Viewing will be held at 10:00 am,  service will start immediately after***

Service Date:  Saturday,  April 09th, 2022
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 311 East Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL., 32765


Burial Location:  Greenwood Cemetery,  1603 Greenwood St., Orlando, FL., 32801


Celebrating the Life of 

Mother Verdell Bryant

Verdell McBurse Whitehead-Bryant was born on November 12, 1923 in Hawkinsville, GA to the late Everett “Bud” McBurse and Mariah “Sis” McBurse. She was the 5th child of eleven children.

Verdell moved from Hawkinsville, GA to Philadelphia, PA in the early 1930’s where she worked as a housekeeper for many years. In the mid to late 1930’s Verdell moved to Newark, NJ and there she met and married Thomas Whitehead. He preceded her in death in 1979.

Verdell joined Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Newark, NJ under the leadership of Rev. Ernest Jackson.  She continued her walk with the Lord at New St. James Baptist Church, Newark, NJ under the leadership of the late Rev. James A. Dunlap, Sr. In the late 1980’s she moved to South Jersey, where she reunited with her childhood sweetheart Cornelius “CB” Bryant.  They married in May 1989.  She joined St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church, Bridgeton, NJ under the leadership of the late Rev. Levi Lockamy. Verdell was a faithful member and served on the usher board and choir.  CB preceded her in death in 1992.

In the late 1990’s Verdell relocated to Orlando, FL. She became a valued member of Rockhill Missionary Baptist Church in Jamestown, FL. Verdell loved and served the Lord with joy. She had a servant’s heart and served in many capacities throughout the years. She has served as an Usher, Choir President, Pastor’s Aide, and member of the Mother’s Board Ministry. She served faithfully under the leadership of the late Rev. Billy Jackson. She continued that faithfulness under Pastor Willie Nixon’s leadership and (Interim Pastor McKennon Fernander). 

Mother Bryant was known for her classy style of dress and her vast selection of hats. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with her family. She was affectionately known by family and friends as Red, Mom, Granny and Aunt Dell. 

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Mother Bryant’s earthly journey ended as she transitioned to her eternal home…just in time to prepare to sing with her family in that glorious Heavenly choir on Sunday!

Mother Bryant is predeceased by her sisters: Gladys Barnes, Inez Maultsby, Mildred Stewart, Deotha Parker Jackson, and Dorothy Dennis; brothers: Everett (Coot) McBurse, Sr., Horace McBurse, Sr., and William McBurse, God-son.   

She leaves to cherish and continue her legacy, daughter: Veronica Hayes McBurse (Orlando, FL); grandchildren: Courtney Hayes, Natalie Hayes and Eric Salahudeen (Rasheedah) (all of Orlando, FL); great grandchildren:  Veronica (Jazz), Eric, Cherae, Quinton, Elijah, Rashid, Ishmaaeel, Esa and Yusuf (all of Orlando, FL); great-great grandchildren: Q’adir and Lovely (Orlando, FL); sisters: Mervin McBurse (Oviedo, FL) and Jean Singletary (Syracuse, NY). Also left to cherish memories are other relatives and a vast number of nieces, nephews and a host of friends.





  • Terrence McBurse Posted April 4, 2022 9:50 pm

    Earth Has No Sorrows That Heaven Can Not Heal….My Deepest Sympathy To Cousin Ronnie And Family!!! 🙏

  • Deanna Smith Posted April 5, 2022 12:03 am

    And God shall wipe away all tears from
    Their eye s,And there shall be no more death ,nor Sorrow ,nor crying,no more pain ,old things are pass away and everything shall be brand New.
    God Less our Family

  • Latrena Hollins Posted April 5, 2022 1:15 am

    My sincerest condolences to Ronnie,Natalie,Courtney & Family. Aunt Dell will be forever loved & always remembered. I pray God blessed each of you as you go through this journey.

  • Sharon Mills Posted April 5, 2022 1:52 am

    The Mills family sending prayers and our sincere condolences to Ronnie and family. We love you!

  • Jessica Graham Posted April 5, 2022 2:40 pm

    My beautiful auntie! Made it to glory. Love and prayers to my family.

  • Patricia Davis Posted April 5, 2022 5:09 pm

    The family has my heartfelt deepest sympathy God will help the family get through painful hurt in your hearts we are praying 🙏❤ for the the family. I want to leave this with the family. Title:When I Wake Up In Glory/ “I shall fall to sleep someday, and from earth shall pass away, But my soul shall reach a better land; For the things of life all fail, and the host of sin prevail, And God’s ways we cannot understand. But, when I wake up in glory, and to Jesus will sing redemption story; I shall see his blessed face, Who has kept me by His grace, When I wake up in glory by and by. By E.C.Deas 💘 You Courtney

  • Trillaty D King Posted April 5, 2022 11:01 pm

    Love you Auntie Always.Prayers to my Family .

  • Loretta Parker-Butler Posted April 6, 2022 3:46 am

    Aunt Dell Fly High with The Rest of Our Beautiful Angels 😇 To My Dear Cousin Ronnie and Family I Love You So Much ❤️Let’s Celebrate Auntie’s Life what a Beautiful woman Of God..She Will Be Miss By All And I Pray God Keep His Loving Arms Around You Doing this time of Bereavement..We Loved Aunt Dell But God Love Her More …

  • Gilda Houston Posted April 6, 2022 11:19 am

    With our deepest sympathy.and condolences .
    Thinking of Ronnie, Courtney, Natalie and Eric during this time of sorrow. Aunt Dell will remain in our hearts forever. Love y’all.

  • Natasha McBurse Posted April 8, 2022 5:58 pm

    I love you Aunt Dell . I will never forget what joy you bring to my life . Whenever I came to visit you always asked about my mom and my two boys . We all love you and will truly miss you . To God be the Glory auntie made it to her eternal home.

  • Barbra M. Kellam Posted April 9, 2022 6:08 pm

    Our sincere condolences to cousin Ronni and family. Aunt Dell memories will always be cherished forever! We loved her dearly. Blessings and peace to you always!
    Much love,
    ~Cousin Barbara and family

  • Sabrina Wilson Posted April 11, 2022 5:09 pm

    Aunt Dell, May you rest peacefully in heaven’s comfort. We love you and will always cherish the memories we shared together. Ronnie and family, may God bless, comfort and guide you all during this difficult time and always remember the memories are what will provide you joy and peace when you miss Aunt Dell the most. Love you all family!!! God Bless, Jon, Sabrina and the kids

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