Myleke Blake Bryant
Myleke Blake Bryant, 33, of Quinton, VA, passed away peacefully and unexpectantly, on January 15, 2021. He was born on January 29, 1987, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris Bryant.
He attended Chesterfield County Schools and graduated from Matoaca High School in 2009, where he was a member of the Medford Basketball Team.
Myleke started his participation in Special Olympics in Philadelphia competing in track and field and swimming events. He continued his involvement in Special Olympics when his family moved to Virginia. He was an active participant in the following sports: basketball, softball, track and field, soccer, speed skating, roller skating, bowling, bocce ball, and swimming. He was chosen to represent the Virginia State Special Olympics at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho, USA. As a member of the National Special Olympics Team USA, Myleke competed in the speed skating 222-meter event winning a Gold Medal, the speed skating 500-meter event winning a Silver Medal, and the speed skating 333-meter event winning a Fourth Place Medal.
Myleke was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Bryant at an early age. He is survived by his stepparent, Penny Edwards, of Quinton; his maternal grandparents Bernice and Lonnie DeSesso, of South Philadelphia, PA; his sisters Sherrell Brown (Tremaine) of Chester and Tia Grizzle (Mark) of Colonial Heights; brother Michael Bryant (fiancé Andrea) of Richmond; nephew Bronson Grizzle; nieces, Karrina Grizzle, Samantha Brown, and Savannah Brown; aunt, Veronica Newton (Kenneth) of Carmeys Point, NJ; uncle, Darius DeSesso of South Philadelphia, PA; aunt Linda Collins (Robert) of Quinton, VA; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends from both Philadelphia and Virginia.
He was an avid lover of drawing, sports, superheroes, and all animals. He will be sadly missed by his dogs Zoey, Louie and his cat Tiger G.
A graveside service will be held 2PM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Gale R. Kirkman officiating. In honor of Myleke the family request those attending the service dress in superhero themed costumes.
Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics area 16. Please make checks payable to CHSOVA and mail to Tracy Lowrey, 2547 White Oak Court, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Note on the check memorial for Myleke B. Bryant.
Moore's Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
2300 Runnymeade Rd.
Elberon, VA 23846