Mary Ellen Rivers Bryant
Funeral Date: 11/1/2014

Obituary:
Mary Ellen Rivers Bryant, age 86, of Warren, Arkansas, died at the Bradley County Medical Center on Wednesday, October 29 2014. She was the widow of James Gordon Bryant whom she married December 23, 1943, in New Edinburg, Arkansas, and he died September 4, 2003. She was a retired bookkeeper and sales manager for Gordonís House of Music located in Warren, Monticello, Crossett, and Pine Bluff. Mary Ellen was born September 25, 1928, in Kingsland, Arkansas; she was the second of eight children of Evelyn Hope Rivers and Horace Lee Rivers. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and church member. She is a charter member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Warren where she was an adult Sunday School teacher for over 30 years. She was a Christian witness for God sharing her love for Jesus to her family and community. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Horace Rivers, Jr. and Perry Hope Rivers, and a sister, Nadine Rivers Finley. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses Shelby Reep and husband, Ralph; Jonalyn Reep and husband, Garry, and Felecia Doster and husband, Greg, all of Warren; five grandchildren Angela Reep Wyatt and spouse Steven of Clarksville; Teresa Reep Sandine and spouse Ricky of Herbine; James Garryck Reep and spouse Tenay of Warren; Celestial Reep Oglesby and spouse Abb of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and John Carthen Doster and spouse Danielle of North Little Rock, Arkansas; six great-grandsons, Taylor Wyatt, Brock Wyatt, Jayson Sandine, Weston Reep, Asher Reep, and Collins Oglesby; one great-granddaughter, Murphy Bryant Oglesby. Mary Ellenís siblings are one sister, Glenetta Rivers Burks and spouse, Elbert of Warren, and three brothers, Garry Rivers of Stamps; Ronald Rivers and spouse, Shelbie of Benton, and Mark Rivers and spouse, Glenda of Kingsland, Arkansas. Mary Ellenís funeral service was at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 1, at Frazerís Chapel with Bro. Ricky Rauls, First Free Will Baptist Church pastor, and Bro. Mark Rivers, Stamps United Methodist Church pastor, officiating. Glenetta Rivers Burks gave the eulogy. Linda Barrett was the organist and music was by Celestial Oglesby and The Bryant Sisters. The burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were James Garryck Reep, John Carthen Doster, Steven Wyatt, Rick Sandine, Abb Oglesby, Taylor Wyatt, Brock Wyatt, Weston Reep and Jason Sandine. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Reep, Randy Wiggins and Frank Burt-Deceased.

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Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
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Name: Becky and Buddy Rauls
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She is at the feet of JESUS with Mr. Gordon.

Name: Chad, MJ, Mia & Rylee Bradley
Message: You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending all of our love your way. God Bless.

Name: Kathy and Bobby Hall
Message: Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss, but heaven received an ANGEL. You all will be in our prayers.

Name: Jeff and Pauline Wylie
Message: Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and memories of her will give you comfort as you try to continue on without her.

Name: Michael,Wendy and Jaxon Belin
Message: Praying for comforting peace for the entire family! She will be greatly missed here on earth but there is no better place to be than strolling the streets of heaven. God bless you all.

Name: Connie Odom
Message: Heaven has surely gained another Angel. She will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to the families.

Name: Ronnie & Monti Bozeman
Message: I know she will be greatly missed, but oh what a comfort knowing where she is now. Love and prayers to each of you.

Name: Mary Clanton Annette & Dub Rauls
Message: May God bless you all in your sorrow but we know you are rejoicing also because she hurts no more and is with Mr. Gordon now. She left a wonderful witness for us all to follow.

Name: Steven & bicky Pipes
Message: Our thoughts & prayers with Garryck, Tenay, Weston, Asher & The Bryant family.

Name: Rosemary MCDaniel Carrington
Message: My prayers go out to each of you in this time of need.

Name: Joni McGaha
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was like another mother to me and will certainly be missed. I know she's happy to be in heaven with your daddy.

Name: John & Sandy (Ballentine) Gavin
Message: What a reunion my Mom & Dad, Leland, Mrs. Mary Ellen & Mr. Gordon are having! My parents thought of the Bryants as family. Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
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Name: Nancy Anders
Message: Prayers for you all during this difficult time!! Rick and Nancy Anders

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
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Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Name: Michael Outlaw
Message: Felecia, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You and the whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Randy & Skye Clanton
Message: So very sorry for your loss. Heaven gained such a wonderful angel. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days to come.

Name: Betty Carol Lane
Message: Remembering the family in our thoughts and prayers. Betty Carol Lane & Betty Taylor

Name: Peggy Hale
Message: Garryck, Tenay and Reep family....So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. She was a special lady and certainly will be missed. May God grant you peace and comfort as only He can. Sincere condolences.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Mae march
Message: so sorry to hear of your mother.i loved her and she will be greatly missed.my thoughts and prayers with you all.

Name: Linda (Brown) Teeter
Message: You are all in my heart and prayers. Mrs. Mary Ellen was such a special friend to Mother (Mildred Brown) and so very kind to our entire family.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. I know there will be a void, but fill them all w/precious memories. Eddy Don, & Suzette Russell & Sue Woodard

Name: James Wright
Message: Remembering your family in my prayers. Praying for strength and comfort as you adjust to this great loss.

Name: Lea Ann Forrest
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Name: Leonard & Sharon Rice
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Name: Louise Mitchell
Message: I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for the family.

Name: Patsy R. Smith
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Name: Tina Battles
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Name: Catreninia York
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Name: Freddie & Debbie Workman
Message: Gary & Mark , May God bless you and all of your family in this time of sorrow,you all are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: EDITH PIPES
Message: WANTED TO SAY SORRY ABOUT YOUR MOM MS MARY ELLEN WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON TO ME. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED BUT SHE HAPPY NOW PRAYING FOR YOU.

Name: Wanda McClellan
Message: So sorry for our loss but proud for Ms Mary Ellen. She's now rejoicing in her Brad new home. I'll sure miss prayer partner. I always knew in my heart that if she told she would pray for something or someone, it was good as done. The main thing she always ask me to pray for would be her church and family. You are so blessed to call this lady "mom". God Bless! I'll be praying for all of you.

Name: Donna Craig McDougald
Message: Dear, sweet family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know there is a lot of rejoicing in Heaven tonight with all her loved ones,previous church members, and the Angels. I can just hear my Dad singing with the rest of them upon her arrival. Sending love and prayers

Name: Bobbe, Chance, Mandy, Lilly, James. & Joseph Armstrong
Message: A wonderful lady that will me missed immensely.

Name: Mary M. Bradley
Message: Praying for you all at this time, God bless you.

Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: We are so sorry for your loss of Ms. Bryant. Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Name: Carla Miller
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Name: Neil and Regina St John
Message: Mrs. Felecia and family--We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Mary Ellen's passing. May God bring you and your family peace, comfort, and understanding as only HE can do.

Name: Debbie and Randy Sanders
Message: So sorry, Mrs. Mary Ellen was a precious, precious woman of God, and she will be missed greatly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Andy & Terrie Briant
Message: Condolences