- 81 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 18, 1934
- Date of passing: Oct 21, 2015
|Let the memory of JoAnn be with us forever|
JoAnn Harris Bryan, 81, of Oxford, NC passed away Wednesday, October, 21, 2015.
JoAnn was the daughter the late of John Billie Harris and Cathilene Harris of Henderson. JoAnn married her high school sweetheart, Joe, November 28, 1952. JoAnn devoted her life to Joe. They enjoyed spending long weekends at Kerr Lake as well as traveling around the United States in their RV with their cocker spaniel, their girls and close friends. She was an active member of Oxford United Methodist Church . She gave of herself in many ways, serving on the Altar Guild and various committees. JoAnn was very artistic and taught many art related classes through the community college. She was known for her beautiful handcrafted arts and crafts found at the church’s Christmas Bazaar. For years she made all of the wreaths and bows for the church and the city at Christmas. JoAnn was an avid reader and was involved in many book clubs and bridge clubs. Many women in Oxford will remember JoAnn as their Girl Scout Leader. She was a beautiful Southern Lady who mastered the art of dressing well.
She is survived by her husband Joseph Kinsley Bryan, Jr. of Oxford, and her daughters, Donna Spears (Reed) of Oxford, Ann Bryan Hancock of Oxford , Martha Compton(Penn) of Wilmington, NC and two grandchildren, Penn Compton, Jr. of Greensboro , NC and Kinsley Bryan Compton of Wilmington. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Dora Bryan Tate (Fred) of Elizabethtown, NC and special daughters, Bertha Wyche and Doris Peace, both of Oxford.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 23, 2015 and Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the home of Donna and Reed Spears, 144 Pine Drive, Oxford, NC
Memorial Services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Oxford United Methodist Church by Rev. David Haley. Burial will be held at Elmwood Cemetery following the service.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church, 105 West McClanahan Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
"Happy Birthday Joann celebatingyour birthday in heaven"
Who would have thought when I talked with you and Joann at Bojangles on Sunday that a week later we would read in the Ledger of her death. I cannot imagine the anguish this accident brought you. I hope that there were compassionate people to help you until your family could arrive to comfort you. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we got the news."
"Joe and family,
William and I are very saddened to hear of your loss! Beautiful lady! Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts!"
"Joe and Family:
We met some friends of yours at the BBQ at Duke game last night and they told us about JoAnn. So sad to here this and wanted you to know that we are praying for you and family. Many years have passed since our hotel experience and I always admired you and JoAnn for your values and contribution to the community. May God be with you and we are so sorry for your great loss."
"Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved JoAnn. My Jehovah, 'the God of all comfort" grant you comfort and peach during this most difficult time (2 Cor 1:3, 4) May your pain gradually be replaced with the fondest of memories."
"Joe, I am sorry for your loss ! Mrs. Bryan was
a special person! So are you! My Thoughts & Prayers Are
With You & Your Family !"
We at the Hair Co of naples want you to know how much we.all
Are going to miss her,she was the sweetest lady and we looked forward to seeing her in the winter.So sorry for your loss."
"Dear Joe and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about JoAnn's death. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her...Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family...Love, Bob and Gayle Walker"
"Joe and family Henry and I are deeply saddened to hear the loss of a special lady she was a sweet lady while we served at Oxford her presence will be missed.0ur prayers go out to each and every one of you today and the days ahead thinking and praying for you."
"I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful "lady"!! May she rest in peace. Thoughts & prayers going out to the entire Bryan family."
There is so little I can say or do to ease your sorrow but to let you know that my thoughts are with you today and to offer my deepest sympathy in the loss of JoAnn.
May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you two have created together over the years.
Canh Bryan of Cupertino, California
Wife of the late HB of Oxford, NC"
"My heart goes out to each of you for your loss and the grief you are having. There are no words to ease your pain, only prayers, faith in God, and memories of the joy she brought to each of you. May God be with you."
"Joe and family,
How sad we are to hear of JoAnne's passing. You are surrounded by friends, family and God. Lots of angels are with her in peace and may God bless you forever. What a true Southern Belle and dear friend to Sandy and I. We will cherish our close friendship forever. Love you all!
Kathy and Sandy Griffin
Wrightsville Beach, NC"
"Joe, Donna, Ann, and Martha, JoAnn was a very dear friend and such a wonderful lady. I will miss her. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort each of you today and in the days ahead."
So sorry to hear about your Mother. We know what you are going through and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Know she is in a better place and now you can go to sleep at night and not worry about her. Know you and your family are in our prayer and if there is anything we can do please let us know.
Johnny and Shirley"
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