Bryans, Jo Neita Parker Jo Bryans was born on September 1, 1933 to John H. Parker and Patriel Brown Parker and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 19, 2014. She was born on a farm in West Texas, near O'Donnell, during the great depression and dust bowl. In her teens, her family moved to a farm near Canyon, Texas where she went to high school, and then college, which is now West Texas A&M. In 1953, she married Leonard Bryans and, in 1956, they moved to Dallas where they are longtime members of University Park United Methodist Church and the Wedding Ring Sunday School Class. Jo was also actively involved in the Dallas Geological & Geophysical Auxiliary, The Dallas Woman's Club, The Mary Ann Scruggs Garden Club, Bard and Ballad, and Mary K. Craig Class. Jo is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Cleila Coker, Wanda McWilliams, and James Parker. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Leonard Bryans; her daughter, Julie Brown, and son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Bryans; her grandchildren, Alex and Nikki Brown, Jake and Jo Anna Bryans, Lauren and Thomas Bufkin, and Lindsay, and Emily Gray; her siblings, Ruth Barrett, Faye Brunson, Irene Hopper, and Johnny, Gene, and Don Parker; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sparkman Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, Texas. A memorial service to celebrate Jo's life will be held on Friday, March 28th at 11:00 am at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth Blvd. 75225. A reception will be held in Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jo's memory to The
, University Park United Methodist Church, or the
. Please visit www.sparkman-hillcrest.com for online condolences.
Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 23 to Mar. 26, 2014