Phyllis was born November 28, 1954, to Samuel and Eloise Bryant, in Birmingham, Alabama. Phyllis, when of age, joined the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Helena, Alabama. She graduated from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama where she was a member of the National Honor Society.
Phyllis moved to California in 1990 where she continued her education attending Sacramento City College and the University of California at Davis, where she studied Medical Coding, Medical Records, Anatomy, and Pharmacology. More recently, she returned to school and became a licensed Ombudsman for San Joaquin County, to assist geriatric patients and their families in nursing facilities. She also monitored and inspected nursing homes and made recommendations for improvements. Phyllis and her husband Ron also created a business so that Phyllis could assist patients and their families/caregivers as a Patient Advocate.
Phyllis and Ron met and courted in 1996-97. They married on April 25, 1998. They renewed their vows on April 27, 2013, 15 years and 2 days after their wedding. They were married for 21 years and 10 months.
Phyllis made her transition from labor to reward on February 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel and her sister Cynthia Nabors.
She leaves cherishing her memories, her husband, Ronald Slater; her two sons, Roderick (Zatoya) Bryant Sr. of Sacramento, CA, and Demetrius (Shaketa) Baker of Alabaster, Alabama. She leaves to cherish loving memories, her mother Eloise Bryant of Calera. She also leaves four grandchildren, Roderick Bryant Jr., of Sacramento, CA; Jakobi Baker of Calera, Alabama; Deterrrius Cutts, of Montevallo, Alabama and granddaughter Roshuna Bryant of Tuskaloosa, her sisters, Christine (Jimmy) Norris of Montevallo, AL; Valencia and Stephanie Bryant, both of Calera, AL; Annette, (Ray) Spiegner of Alabaster, AL and brother Samuel of Calera, AL and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.