November 26, 2020

Mrs. Virginia Bryant

Mrs. Virginia Ophelia Chappell Bryant, of LaGrange, passed away on September 11, 2016.

Mrs. Bryant was born on February 1, 1927 in LaGrange to the late I.B. Chappell and Minnie Walker Cole.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bryant; aunts and uncles, Bonner and Ruby Walker, Otis and Nora Walker, Lucille and Martin Noles, Sherman and Marie Walker, Hazel and Joe Hearnburg, Freeman Walker; and son in law, Zachary Mattox.

Survivors include her son, Garon Knopp and his wife Diane; daughters, Billie Kirby Smallwood and her husband David, Deeonn Mattox and Lynn Moncus and her husband Rickey; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel with Mr. Bob Humphries officiating. Interment will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery.

Family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bryant was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and dearly loved her family and friends. She enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone and loved country music and gospel music. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. My condolences to Lynn and Ricky Moncus and the entire family in this sad time. My heart and prayers goes out to all. May God give comfort in this time of transition.

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