Kimberly Ann “Kim” Bryant, age 54, of Paragould, passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at her residence, following a courageous nearly four-year battle with cancer. Her mother and sister were at her side as she departed this earth and took her heavenly flight.

Kim was born on May 9, 1966, to Jimmy Ray and Lynda Heath Bryant. She was a graduate of Paragould High School and the University of Mississippi, where she was an active member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Kim was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time relaxing at the beach.

Kim was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Ray Bryant; her younger sister, Melanie Heath Bryant Posey; her maternal grandparents, Verlyn and Helen Heath; and her parental grandparents, Lester “Peck” and Beniece “Niece” Bryant.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Lynda and Kaut White; sister and brother-in-law, Tanya and Scott Ellington; brother-in-law, Stephen Posey; bonus siblings and their spouses, Gina and Tim Jarrett, Sharon and Tony Dibble, Kaut and Cari White, and David and Chris White; nephew and nieces, Jordan (Jessica) McBride, Bradley McBride, Jack (Rebecca) Ellington, Kathryn Posey, John Thomas Posey, Aiden McBride, Caroline (Justin) Pillow, Carly Dibble, Luke Dibble, Maddie White, Payton Storm, Amanda (Mike) Carter and Preslie (Cody) Hammonds.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Paragould, with Father Josh Stengel officiating. Heath Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Scott Ellington, Stephen Posey, Tim Jarrett, Jordan McBride, Bradley McBride, Jack Ellington and John Thomas Posey.

Lasting memorials in Kim’s name may be made to St. Mary’s School, the American Cancer Society, the Ozzie’s Legacy, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

An online guestbook is available at www.heath

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