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Doty Family Funeral Service
Saturday December 11th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Doty Family Funeral Service
Saturday December 11th, 2021

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Joanna Bryant

Joanna Bryant, 61, of Salem, Arkansas, passed away, Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 19, 1960, daughter of the late Harvey Leeland and Mildred Lucy (Miller) Bryant. Joanna spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Joanna worked in the kitchen and dining room at Southfork Therapy and Living Center in Salem and enjoyed her job. She had a servant’s heart and was a member of Salem Assembly of God Church. Joanna loved to go shopping and going out to eat. She especially loved root beer floats.

Joanna is survived by her sons, Shaun Lee Gillespie of Salem, Arkansas and Joseph Lee Gillespie (Molly) of Peculiar, Missouri; daughter, Amanda Marie Gillespie of Salem, Arkansas; sisters, Carolyn Sue Smith of Archie, Missouri, Rosemary Elaine Trombly of Salem, Arkansas, Jeanett Yvonne Stuart (Darrell) of Salem, Arkansas and Roberta Ann Nichols (Roger) of Harrison, Arkansas and grandchildren, Conner, Elizabeth, Corey, Kaleb, Elijah and Dezaray Joanna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mildred Bryant; brother, Bradley Lee Bryant; brothers-in-law, Bob Smith, Douglas John Baganz and Wardin Trombly and nieces, Lorene Woody and Sarah Hatfield; nephew, Stephen Jacobson and little Stephen Jacobson.

Pallbearers include: Don Blotner, Ricky Pate, Seth Pate, Mark Pate, Cody Thomas and Stacey Thomas

Funeral Services will be held, Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem, Arkansas beginning at 1:00 PM with Bro. Roger Nichols and Bro. Tom Doty officiating. Interment will follow at State Line Cemetery in Salem, Arkansas. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 AM.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Joanna was such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by many but you will be together someday and she's watching over you. Love you Mandy and Dezi

Lee Ellis Dec 11 2021 11:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joanna Bryant

Sharon Duncan Dec 10 2021 7:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joanna Bryant

Frances K Anderson Wood Dec 10 2021 7:23 PM

She was a wonderful Aunt, who I loved very much! Had so much fun with her when we were younger, she was more of a big sister to me at that time . I will miss her dearly

deb b Dec 8 2021 10:49 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of deb blotner. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Joanna Bryant.

deb blotner Dec 8 2021 9:55 AM

It broke my heart to hear Joanna had passed. She was such a joy to be around and such a giving person. Prayers for the family but especially for Rosy and Jeannette. I truly missed seeing her when I retired from home health.

Mary Anderson Dec 7 2021 6:31 PM