Mary Louise Bryant
Mary Louise (King) Bryant was born February 7th, 1937 in Oklahoma City to John and Ina King. She had two older siblings, Jaqueline and John. She graduated from Central High School in 1955. Soon after she met, fell in love with and married Jerry on October 27th, 1956. Together they started a family having four children, Dennis, Keith, Debbie and Tim. As their Children became adults the family grew adding daughters in law Terri, Marcia, Jane and son in law Jeff. Over their years together Mary and Jerry would be blessed with grandchildren Matthew (Lisa), Scott, Adam (Kelsey), Mason (Caitlin), Mark (Lindsey), Max (Lexi), David, Matti, Veronica, Jimmy and Dexter (Tatum). Their family was completed with great grandchildren Connor, Caitlyn, Collin, Carly, Zoey and soon to be born Baby McClelland. The greatest source of joy in Mary’s life was family which included many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, bothers and sisters in law. Equally special to her were her church and work families, neighbors and countless friends.
Mary was a simple and humble woman. She was a loving, devoted wife and mother. If you were Mary’s friend you were a friend for life. She had a tender heart and forgiving spirit. She had tremendous patience with others especially her with husband and children who tested it regularly. Mary was a generous person who was willing to give and do as much for others as she possibly could even when it meant she might deprive or inconvenience herself in some way. Beyond her love she supported her family working outside the home for the Oklahoma City Public School System for 32 years. She made her home a warm, welcoming and fun place for both family and visitors. She was physically beautiful and remained youthful looking and youthful at heart well into her senior years. She considered herself to be tremendously blessed and did her best to be a blessing to others. She was faithful to God.
On behalf of her family, we want to thank the many people who loved her and made her life so full. We will all miss her bright smile and joyous laughter that made us all feel warm and happy inside. We know that it would be her wish that we all remember her simply as someone who wanted everyone she knew to feel loved and cared for. We are forever grateful to those who provided care for her as her health began to fail and to the many of you who expressed your love and concern for our family.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 5th at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Edmond Church of Christ with interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.