Emma Mayo Bryan

April 20, 1905 - December 31, 2009

Funeral services for Emma Mayo Bryan, 104 year old Sherman resident, are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday January 4, 2010 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel at Leonard. Rev. Jason Anderson will officiate. Family visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery at Desert. Mrs. Bryan was born April 20, 1905 at Whitewright, Texas. Her parents were Robert Valentine and Ruhemia Belle Whited Mayo. She married John Thomas "Tommy" Bryan in 1946 at Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1973. She worked in Real Estate, was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Sherman, Texas and a member of Eastern Star. She passed away Thursday December 31st at the Mullican Care Center at Savoy. Her family extends a special thank you to Jeanie Plumlee and staff at Mullican Care Center in Savoy for their loving care of Emma and to Heart to Heart Hospice of Sherman for their compassion and care. She is survived by her sisters: Florence Coleman of Sherman, Texas and Sallie Brown of Leonard, Texas; her daughters-in-law: Wanda Cornell of Mart, Texas and Louise Cornell of Dallas, Texas; her grandson and his wife: James and Shannon Cornell of Austin, Texas; her granddaughter: Linda Letkiewicz of Dallas, Texas; her grandsons: Gary and Larry Cornell of Florida. She is also survived by a great granddaughter, Rhonda, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father: Robert Valentine Mayo; her step-father: Charlie Clark; her mother: Ruhemia Belle Clark; her husband: Tommy Bryan; her sons: Wilburn Cornell and James Cornell; her daughter: Louise Cornell and her brothers: Birt Clark, William Clark and Ernest Mayo.

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Our condolences to the family of Emma Bryan on her passing away. We thank you for the blessing and privilege it has been to help care for her these last few days. May God bless and comfort you, and may He keep you in His gracious and loving care. Blessings! David Smith Heart to Heart Hospice David Christian Smith, January 4, 2010 Years ago I got to know Mrs Bryan, from servicing her a/c system, she would always tell me stories of when she was growing up, and she would take me to her garden and show me the cotton she was growing, I remember she brought us a squash pie that she had made (it was great) She was the kinda person you could just talk with for hours, She was and is a great lady. I know she will be dearly missed. Scott Mckinney, January 3, 2010