Dorothy Nell Bryan, 1944-2020


Dorothy Nell Bryan, 75 of Forney, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at her home. She was born on May 31, 1944 in Wood County to the late Bascom Woodfin and Christine Davis Woodfin. She graduated from Winnsboro High School, was retired from General Telephone and was a former member of Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro. She was a longtime supporter of Worldvision Child Adoption and SPCA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Lee Bryan, and one granddaughter, Melissa Williams. 

She is survived by her sons, Patrick Little and his wife Debbie of Dalhart and Jeff Little of Flower Mound; daughter, Leanne Samra and her husband Sam of Forney; sister-in-law, Jackie Woodfin of Paris; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola. Funeral followed at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Kresge conducting. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Gardens in Mineola.