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Rev. Timothy D. Bryson, Sr.

October 18, 1943 ~ April 29, 2021 (age 77)

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Reverend Timothy D. Bryson, Sr., passed away 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 1:00PM at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service
May 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church
2637 US-17 BUS
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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