Community mourns the loss of long-time area pastor



Services for Rev. Roosevelt Bryant Jr. will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located on 908 Evergreen Rd. Jonesboro.

There will be a family hour/wake on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at also at Pleasant Grove church.

Services are entrusted to Paradise Funeral Homes, LLC Ronald Washington, owner/operator in Jonesboro.

Rev. Bryant pastored 16 years at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling. He served on the Grambling City Council and held the position as principal of the Jonesboro Middle School.

Rev. Bryant was the vice president of the northwest region of Greater Louisiana Baptist State Convention, president of the North Louisiana Baptist Association and pastor of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesboro for 22 years.

He was the husband of Emma Jean Bryant, a long time Grambling State University employee in the Registrar’s Office, the father of two children and a resident of the Grambling community for a number of years.