The Family of Julia Bryant Preston
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Julia Bryant Preston of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Thursday June 6, 2013, at a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late John W. and Martha S. Bryant. She was preceded in death by her Husband William H. Preston, five sisters Sallie Bell, Lydia Bryant, Helen Jones, Lucille Blakey and Rachel Walker; two brothers John W. Bryant and Moses Bryant.
She was born in Albemarle County on July 22, 1918 and received her education in the Albemarle County Public School System. She was employed by the University of Virginia Urology Department as a Certified Nursing Assistant and retired with 38 years of service.
Julia was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and served on the choir and missionary circle for many years. She was a member of the Monticello Chapter #43 Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia.
She leaves to cherish her memory a niece Audrey Watson of Chesterfield, Virginia; two nephews Alexander Jones of Baltimore, Maryland and Ronald Thomas of Petersburg, Virginia; a devoted great niece Michelle Bryant –Taylor; a sister- in-law Florence C. Bryant of Charlottesville, Virginia; a number of great nieces and great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 632 W. Main Street with the Reverend Hodari Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
She will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service.
A special thanks to her caregivers, Alease Fortune and Loretta Dickerson.
J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.