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Busby, Orangie M.

Busby, Orangie M.

July 22, 1939 — August 3, 2021

Celebrating the Life Of
Orangie Mae Bryant Busby
Sunrise: July 22, 1939 - Sunset: August 3, 2021

Funeral services for the late Orangie Mae Bryant Busby, affectionately called “Pinky” by her family of Kansas City, MO formerly of Plains, GA will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the Park Lawn Funeral Home with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m., services to follow at 1PM and her burial will follow in the Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Orangie Mae Bryant Busby was born on July 22, 1939, in Plains, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Marie Bryant-Payne and Arthur L. Sweeney. She transitioned on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

At an early age, she joined the Lebanon Baptist Church, Plains, Georgia, where she was a member of the Young Women Christian Club and sang in the Choir. Orangie graduated from Plains Jr. High School in Plains, Georgia and graduated from Staley Sr. High School in Americus, Georgia at 16 years old. She moved to New Jersey and took piano lessons from Birdie Johnson in Mt. Clair, New Jersey. There she excelled in playing the piano and organ. She would sing in church choirs and continued her mastery of the piano and organ.

Orangie was the Senior Choir Pianist for Spruce St. Mathews Baptist Church and was pianist for church choirs for over 35 years. She would put on Gospel Music Workshops all around the country especially in the Missouri and Oklahoma areas. She was honored as one of The Gospel Pioneer Women of Kansas City. She retired from the Social Security Administration with over 47 1/2 years of dedicated service.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Marie Bryant Payne and Arthur L. Sweeney, Sr.; her stepfather: Forris B. Payne; her grandparents: Burlond Bryant and Bessie Lee Raven Bryant; her brothers: Jerry Payne and Chester A. L. Sweeney Jr.: her aunts, Gladys Bryant Watson, Essie Bryant English and Bessie Bryant Cole: her uncles, Burlond Bryant, Jr., William C. Bryant, Johnie A. Bryant and Joseph C. Bryant.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son: Gerald J. Warren Jr. of Kansas City, MO: her extended daughter, Amy Warren of Kansas City, MO: her sisters, Juanita (Henry) Bryant-Burwell of Roselle, New Jersey, and Sharon (Carmine Sr.) of Washington D.C.: her brothers, Forris Payne Jr. of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Donald (Bernice) Sweeney and Ronald (Octavia) Sweeney of Kansas City, MO: her aunts, Ms. Clottee Bryant Wadell, Albany, GA, Ms. Occie Bryant Washington, Archbald, PA and Ms. Nathelma Bryant Iverson, Plains, GA; her grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends also survive.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Saturday, August 14 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Busby, Orangie M.'s Guestbook

Sending our love and prayer's to Cousin "Pinky's" Family, Many of us knew her very well, some only got to hear her sing once, but what a blessing! Family, God will take care of you at this time and always! The Late Thelma Dunning Holley Family, From Plains, Leslie, Atlanta, Augusta, GA Huntsville, AL, and Boston, MA.

The Holley, Roberts, Price and Thomas Families

Orangie was a jewel with a sweet, kind spirit. I worked with her for many year and am sadden to hear of her passing. Praying that God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Emma Kindle

I also worked with her a SSA and she was always nice to me. i know she will be missed by many.

Jae Easley

Since moving to Arkansas, I did not talk to Mrs. Busby often but when we did talk, it was a long conversation. I know that Romey, the grands and the twins will miss her and that makes me sad but I am also happy that she will be resting with Mrs. Payne and waiting on that great getting up day when she will be doing what she loved - singing with the choir.

Evelyn Jackson Trammell

I remember Orangie in her days at Social Security Administration. I very much enjoyed working with her. She will be greatly missed.

Marisa Allen

Sat across from her. She was one of a kind. Rest well.

josie brown

Certainly a link is missing enjoyed the conversation we had since I retired will continue praying for our family


“It’s ok to cry... but after the crying is done... gather up the fragments and move on” -Grandma I thank you for placing your life on hold to help raise me and my siblings. I am forever grateful. Love you always

Fred Warren

From your Auntie/mama & sister/cousin: we will miss you more than you could ever imagine. You're the big sister I never had and what you taught me.... priceless. You will forever be in our hearts 💕.

Clottee & Gail Wadell

Going to miss you my "Cousin Pinky" Continued Prayers to our family.

Shirley & Mack Polk

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