Bryan Richard Lee Bryan, 58, of Port Neches went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches with Rev. Msgr. Bennie Patillo and Rev. Jim McClintock officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches under the direction of Melancon's Funeral Home in Nederland. A gathering of the family and friends will be from 5 to 8 PM Friday evening at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2006 Nall Street in Port Neches with a rosary being recited at 6 PM. Richard was born March 12, 1954 to Virgil Bryan and Barbara Provost Stansbury in Port Arthur where he lived all of his life. He worked several years at All Phase Electric Company in Port Arthur until becoming self employed as a Financial Planner. Richard was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and served on several ministries including ACTS, Eucharistic Minister, and Minister of Hospitality. He also served people with spiritual advice and leadership. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Bryan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Losh Bryan of Port Neches; mother, Barbara Stansbury of Port Neches; children, Angie Bellaire and husband, Seth of Nederland, Michelle McCelvey and husband, Chris of Humble, Jackie Sticker and husband Brian, and Andrew Losh, all of Port Neches; sister, Ann Cozad and husband, Don of McKinney; brothers, Patrick Bryan and wife, Andrea of Port Neches, and David Bryan and wife, Jamie of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ashtyn, Tucker, Camryn, Dexter, and Hudsyn Faith; and also several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Elizabeth ACTS Community. Details and registry available at Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 1, 2013