Mary Jane Bryant Scott

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Mary Jane Bryant Scott ALLEN-Mary Jane Bryant Scott, 77, of Fairview, Texas, passed away July 7, 2012. She was born May 10, 1935, in Tarrant County, Texas, to Andrew J. Anderson and Phena Elizabeth (Smith) Anderson. Mary Jane was the granddaughter of a pioneer family, Napoleon B. Anderson. She grew up on the Anderson Home Place, which was a major farm site in Cedar Hill, Texas. She attended grade school in Dallas during WWII. She graduated from Cedar Hill High School. Mary Jane was a 1956 graduate of Texas Tech University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She married Joe Sam Bryant in 1955. They had two children, Elizabeth and Joe. On July 11, 1986, Mary Jane married Adam F. Scott. They lived in Honduras for three years and retired to Lubbock in 1989. They moved to Fairview, Texas, in 2007, to be closer to Mary Jane's children. She was a member of The Lubbock Club, the Junior League of Lubbock, a member and sustaining member of The Ladies Club of Lubbock, and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Adam F. Scott; daughter, Elizabeth Turner and husband Rick of Prosper, Texas; son, Joe Bryant and wife Karla of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Mary Beth Turner, Emma Turner, Hillary Bryant and Joseph P. Bryant; sister, Anda Gillis of Williamsburg, Va.; niece, Sandra Gillis; nephew, Andrew Gillis; stepchildren, Dana Scott and wife Mercedes, Bradley Scott and Jennifer Scott; and stepgrandchildren, Ashley Scott, Audrey Scott, Adam E. Scott, and Katherine Lin. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew J. Anderson, and her mother, Phena E. Anderson. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013, with Pastor Samantha Parson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the . To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on July 15, 2012
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