Mary Ellen Rivers Bryant, 86, of Warren, died on October 29, 2014 at the Bradley County Medical Center.
She was a retired bookkeeper and sales manager for Gordon’s House of Music in Warren, Monticello, Crossett, and Pine Bluff. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and church member. She was a charter member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Warren where she was an adult Sunday School teacher for more than 30 years. She was a Christian witness for God sharing her love for Jesus to her family and community.
Mrs. Bryant was born on September 25, 1928 at Kingsland and was the daughter of the late Evelyn Hope Rivers and Horace Lee Rivers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her her husband, James Gordon Bryant; two brothers, Horace Rivers, Jr. and Perry Hope Rivers; and a sister, Nadine Rivers Finley.
She is survived by three daughters, 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 husband Steven of Clarksville, Teresa Reep Sandine and husband Ricky of Herbine, James Garryck Reep and wife Tenay of Warren, Celestial Reep Oglesby and husband Abb of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and John Carthen Doster and wife Danielle of North Little Rock; six great-grandsons, Taylor Wyatt, Brock Wyatt, Jayson Sandine, Weston Reep, Asher Reep, and Collins Oglesby; one great-granddaughter, Murphy Bryant Oglesby; a sister, Glenetta Rivers Burks and husband Elbert of Warren; three brothers, Garry Rivers of Stamps, Ronald Rivers and wife Shelbie of Benton, and Mark Rivers and wife Glenda of Kingsland.
Funeral service will be held on November 1 at 10 a.m. Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren with Bros. Ricky Rauls and Mark Rivers officiating. Burial will be at Moseley Cemetery.