St. Landry activist, minister passes away - KLFY News 10

St. Landry activist, minister passes away


Well known activist and minister throughout St. Landry Parish, Reverend Charles Bryant passed away last Wednesday at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

Reverend Charles Bryant is described as a devoted family-man who always showed concern for those he loved and those in need, especially African Americans in St. Landry Parish.

With a countless number of accolades in fields like ministry, education and the civil rights movement, most will remember him for his fearless approach as he fought for equality.

"He ran for sheriff of St. Landry Parish to remove the stigma. Knowing that he would not win but to remove the stigma that blacks could not aspire to be the sheriff or the mayor or state representatives. He wanted to remove that stigma, that's the type of person Charles Bryant was." said Community activist Clifton Lemelle.

A memorial service for Reverend Bryant will be held this Saturday at 8 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. in the church with burial to follow in the Serenity Park Cemetery.


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