Hallie Bryant

Hallie Mae Armentrout Pritt Bryant, 95, departed this life peacefully at home in Strasburg, Va., surrounded by her family on April 4, 2014.

Mrs. Bryant was born on Aug. 15, 1918, in Elkins, and was the daughter of the late Rosa Lantz Armentrout and Stanley Armentrout.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Pritt; and both of their children, Patricia Shalap and Gary Pritt; and her second husband, the Rev. Acie Bryant.

She was the eldest of eight children and was also preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Armentrout and wife, Hazel, Charles (Bill) Armentrout and wife, Goldie; sister, Rosalie Phillips and husband, Raymond, and brother-in-law, Clyde Hanna.

Mrs. Bryant’s surviving siblings are Bettie Hanna, Richard Armentrout and wife, Audrey, Helen Davis and husband, Leroy, and Harold Ogden and wife, Nancy.

Also Surviving is her son-in-law, Michael Shalap; and his two sons, Paul Shalap and David Shalap, and wife, Cheryl; and two daughters, Beth Shalap and Trecia Hockman and husband, Michael; four great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; one great-grandson-in-law; one great-great-granddaughter; and one great-great-grandson.

Also surviving is her daughter-in-law, Hilda Pritt and her daughter, Tammy Pritt, and husband, John, and son Timothy Pritt and wife Jamie.

Mrs. Bryant graduated from Elkins High School in 1937. She married Roy Pritt in 1938 and together they raised a family.

After Roy’s unexpected death in 1961, she began working for Montgomery Wards and continued to work there until her retirement. She remained a resident of Elkins until 1980 when she then moved to Oak Hill, with her son Gary Pritt and his wife, Hilda. Later, in 1986 after being widowed for over 25 years, she remarried to the Rev. Acie Bryant and they had 18 years together until his death in 2004.

During their years together they travelled and served the Lord at several different Presbyterian Churches throughout West Virginia. Mrs. Bryant touched the lives of countless people through her good works as a Christian woman and a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a deeply religious woman, active in many different outreach programs, and volunteered her time freely. One of her greatest joys was spreading the word of God to the little ones through Sunday School and Summer Bible School. Mrs. Bryant was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother and words cannot express how deeply she will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Although we grieve her, we know her love will always be with us and that she is free of these worldly bonds and has been reunited in Heaven with God and her loved ones.

Services will be held at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, located at 450 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, followed by a graveside service and interment at Maple Wood Cemetery in Elkins.

Visitation will begin at 1p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and the service will follow at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to please be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 Cork Street, 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Hallie Mae Armentrout Pritt Bryant. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.