Jeraldine Lee Briant
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Jeraldine Lee Briant
  • August 30, 1939 - April 3, 2017
  • Brandon, Florida

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BRIANT, Jeraldine "Jerry" Lee, 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Brandon, FL, on April 3, 2017. Born in Plant City, FL, she retired after 26 years as a teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. Her passions were her family, teaching, traveling, poetry, gardening, and reading. She is predeceased by her mother, Mary Susan Bledsoe, and is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Dr. Orlan H. Briant, daughters Deborah Vance (Steve), Laura Briant, Pamela Peaden (Gabe), Melinda Gardner (Todd), Christina Briant, brother James Bledsoe (Jan), grandchildren Michelle Ebner (Josh), Ashley Faubion (Collier), Heather Bohach (Zach), Melinda Goodro (Margaret), Michael Peaden, Macy Peaden, Joshua Gardner (Madison) and Megan Gardner, great grandchildren Avery Ebner, Blake Ebner, Carter Ebner and Aveline Faubion. Jerry's favorite bible verse is from Philippians: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Visitation will be Friday, April 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., funeral service at 2:00 p.m., both at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. A private graveside service will follow the funeral service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home at 51 Main St, Enterprise, FL, 32725; PH: (386) 668-4774. Please sign the online guestbook at www.HillsboroMemorial.com