Virginia T. Bryan

    - KELLEY

Virginia “Jenny” Lou Tweedy Bryan of Moneta passed away on November 4, 2016 at the age of 74. Jenny leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Sandra Bryan Burks of Roanoke, Robert Wayne Bryan of Lawrenceville, Georgia and John William Bryan of Cumming, Georgia. She is also survived by two sisters, Susan Tweedy Blankenship (Robert) of Palm Coast, Florida and Margie Tweedy Eanes and partner, Al Forrer of Lynchburg, Virginia. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren, Bryan Wellington Burks and his father Frank William “Bill” Burks, Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia; Robert Burhman Bryan and John Elden Bryan and their mother Pamela Morris Bryan of Dacula, Georgia and Collette Virginia Bryan and Heather Victoria Bryan and their mother Stephanie Collett Brotheridge of Ball Ground, Georgia. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Beverly Wayne Bryan, brother, John Richard Tweedy and parents Virginia Tweedy Hamlett and John Thompson Tweedy. Jenny was a native of Bedford County and attended Huddleston High School, where she was a champion basketball player, and met Bev through her best friend Janie. Married right after high school graduation, she stayed at home with the kids until John, the youngest, entered school. Bev bought her a new car for the commute to Roanoke where she first graduated from Virginia Western and then received her Bachelor’s degree as one of the first graduates in the Horizon program at then Hollins College. Jenny taught 5th and then 7th grade in Bedford County for 28 years and then retired early due to health issues in 2002. Despite her numerous health issues, she was determined to remain active and treasured her multiple bridge partners, book club and lunches with friends. She looked forward every year to the annual beach trip with family and was happiest when she was with her children and grandchildren- usually preparing a fabulous meal. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Kyle Dooley officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.

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1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
(540) 586-3304
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2016
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