Marilyn J. Bryant, age 71 of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. A funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, October 11 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna. Interment will be in Lyerly Cemetery in Lyerly, Georgia. Marilyn was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she was joyfully involved in the music program. She is survived by her daughters Allison (Jim) Coleman of Swisher, IA, Lisa Allen of Jacksonville, FL, sister Terri (Andrew) Pilgrim of Clarkesville, grandchildren Alexis, Maryah, Thomas, and Kristen, great-granddaughter Kennedi, nieces Lauren and Leigh Ann. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements.