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In Our Prayers: The Reverend Timothy D. Bryson, Sr.

Reverend Timothy D. Bryson, Sr., passed away on April 29, 2021, following a lengthy illness.

Reverend Bryson was born October 18, 1943, in Columbia, SC, a son of Walter B. Bryson, Jr. and Gretchen Daniels Bryson.

He graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia. He earned both B. A. and M. A. degrees from the University of South Carolina and attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for post-graduate work. He was self-employed as a rehabilitation consultant for 25 years before hearing God’s call and entering the ministry. At age 56 he entered into studies at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He graduated in 2003 and was ordained in January 2004. He served Mt. Pleasant Lutheran and Ehrhardt Memorial Lutheran Churches in Ehrhardt, SC. for ten years before retiring to Myrtle Beach, SC.

Following his retirement, he served as interim pastor of St. Phillips Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach and as visitation pastor at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Garden City.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Bates Bryson Ill and Charles Daniels Bryson.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Thelma Jacobs Bryson, two sons, Timothy D. Bryson, Jr. (Patty) of Surfside, SC and Stephen Todd Bryson (Alice) of Middleburg, FL, stepsons Brian Costner of Silver Spring, MD, and Robert Costner of Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, two grandchildren, Sarah Bryson and Mira Costner and multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Rev. Timothy’s life will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the church of your choice.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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