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UVAFan2626

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Very sad...here's the story of what happened: Last year Mr. Stith, who was


89 years old, had a stroke, which was followed by a series of strokes. His condition became debilitated as a result & his wife was unable to care for him in their home in Greensville, as she became sick too. So Bryant moved them both into his home in Norfolk. Bryant is a fantastic son, & personally supervised his dad's physical therapy, taking him to the gym & greatly helping his rehabilitation. He was able to bring his dad to some of ODU's basketball games (of course Bryant is an assistant bball coach there), & you'd see Mr. Stith sitting up on the concourse in his wheelchair. During the season, all this took a toll on Bryant too by the way, and he lost a lot of weight, probably 40 pounds.
A few months ago, Mr. Stith became too difficult even for Bryant to care for at home & he was moved to a nursing home back in his home Brunswick County. Before the virus shutdown, Bryant would often travel back & forth from Norfolk to visit his dad. About 10 days ago after another stroke, Mr. Stith was taken to the hospital. Doctors tried but it became clear that his fate was in God's hands. He was put in hospice care. Two days ago, the situation became dire and Mr. Stith was again taken to the hospital, where he died yesterday.
Like for many families, it was very hard on the Stiths to not be able to go in the nursing home, hospital & hospice to visit Mr. Stith when they wanted to due to the current shutdown. Bryant was as good a son to his father as anyone could be. Mr. Stith's career was with his trucking company for many years in Tidewater. And it's fitting on this Memorial Day weekend to honor Mr. Stith, a veteran of the U.S. Army. I remember him well from his visits to U-Hall to see Bryant play, & am very sorry for the Stith family's loss.

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Posted: 05/23/2020 at 12:53PM



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If I read Twitter correctly: RIP, father of Bryant Stith. ** -- JerseyCityWahoo 05/23/2020 10:41AM
  God bless Mr. Stith and his family.! ** -- RRCAV 05/24/2020 10:36AM
  God bless you Mr Stith. ** -- 141lile 05/23/2020 4:35PM
  How is his Mom? ** -- Hoogle.com 05/23/2020 2:58PM
  Thank you for sharing. RIP Mr. Stith ** -- CAVern 05/23/2020 1:02PM

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