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Antonio Bryant

July 20, 1967 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 51)

Antonio Bryant went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. 

Antonio was born to Vivian Godley-Pettis and Sylvester Rollins on July 20, 1967.  Antonio was a graduate of Hope High School and received a full scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design.  He went to the Marines, immediately after he graduated.  He worked for State of Rhode Island laundry for many years.  He had such a talent as an artist that he could draw himself by looking in a mirror.  He also was an excellent cleaner and could make anything shine. He would get up early in the morning and clean making so much noise. But the place would be spotless.  He was famous for making the best chicken salad. He was known in the family to experiment with all types of food and seasonings. He had a love for nature and enjoyed being outside. He enjoyed watching the birds and ducks. He was a generous hearted person and would share his last with anyone that was in need. He had great love for his family and enjoyed laughing and spending time with them. He knew that his family was always there for him no matter what he was going through. He loved the Lord and he was always praying for the homeless, salvation for others and his enemies. He had a special bond with his great nephew Josiah. He always had something special for him every time he saw him. His favorite gift he gave him was a stuffed monkey and always asked Josiah what the monkey’s name was. Every single time Josiah changed the name of the monkey. He had a contagious laugh and had the best stories that would have you laughing for hours. He was the life of the party and always kept the night going.  We miss him and he will always be in our heart.

He leaves behind his loving family step-father Kevin Pettis, his mother, Vivian Godley-Pettis. Siblings: Rufus Corprew, Angel Corprew-Brown (William), Patrice Gailloux-Thompson (Troy).  Aunts: Gloria Morgan, Janice Hill, Mary Bryant. Uncle: Willie Bryant. Nieces and Nephews: Yvonne Corprew, Theodore Corprew, Dwayne Corprew, Hershel Williams, Angel Melina Corprew-Brown, Zeriah Corprew-Brown, Jeremiah Corprew-Brown, Josiah Corprew-Brown, Pierre Gailloux, Naya Gailloux, Zyheir Gailloux and a host of other relatives and friends. He was proceeded in death by his Uncle Theodore Bryant Jr, Reginald Lee Bryant and maternal grandmother, Mary L. Bryant, his sister, Riva Ann Corprew, niece, Sharel Antiva Corprew, step-father Lyman Godley Jr. 


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