Lucille Bryant, 98, of Olton, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Olton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Olton with Brother Larry Holder and Brother Neely Landrum officiating. Interment will follow at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.
Born in Olton, June 17, 1920, to Guy and Alice (Kling) Willis, Lucille married Leo Ross Bryant on Sept. 20, 1942. She worked as a bank clerk for Olton State Bank and a bookkeeper for Bryant, Giles Implement. She was a member of the Olton Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Star, the Red Hat Society, and a Bunco Group. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Lucille was an avid sports fan and enjoyed listening to music, dancing and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Ross Bryant; sisters and brother-in-laws, Don Dennis and Grover, Nelda Bowen Smith, Alvis Bowen, Billy Smith, and Marilyn Ballard Leach, Tommy Ballard, and Alton Leach; other in-laws, Leamon and Virginia Bryant, Tom and Juanita McGill, Elmo and Rowena Bryant, Dale and Ouida Eichhorn, Jolene Chitwood; and a nephew, Guy Ballard.
Survivors include her daughters, Alice Ross Slater and her husband, Dave of Gastonia, NC and Tanya Meixner and her husband, Harmon of Lubbock; five grandchildren: Alyson Schultz and her husband, Kevin of Gastonia, NC, Kris Baker and her husband, Daniel of Dallas, NC, Melanie Meixner of Lubbock, Marci Puryear and her husband, Bucky of Lubbock, and Michael Meixner and his wife, Kim of McKinney; 11 great-grandchildren: Brice and Tatum Sechrist, Matthew, Aaron, and Luke Baker, Jake and Colby Meixner, Jessica and Lauren Schultz, and Skylar and Brady Puryear; brother-in-law, Dude Chitwood; 15 nieces and nephews; and her friend, Molly Fonseca.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Runningwater Draw Care Center, P.O. Box 409, Olton, Texas 79064, the Olton Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1055, Olton, Texas 79064, or a favorite charity.