Funeral services took place Oct. 8 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Jersey City, for James L. Bryant, Sr., 85. He passed away peacefully at his home in Jersey City on Sept. 29. He was born in Southampton County, Va., a son of the late Rosetta and Frank Bryant. James served in the Armed Forces, later worked as a truck driver, and was employed by Wellen Oil for many years until he retired. James was also a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. James was the husband of the late Mary Robinson. He was also the father of James L. Bryant, Jr., Patricia and Karin Bryant, and Sherine Robinson. James was the grandfather of Taisha Shorter, James L. Bryant, III and his wife, Karima; Racheal Vaughn and her husband, David; Sháyla McClain and her husband, Frank; as well as Tiara and Taiwon Robinson. He is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Services arranged by the Jackson Funeral Residence, Jersey City.