Frances Marie Bryant

November 26, 1933August 13, 2019

Frances Marie Bryant, of North Richland Hills, TX, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in The Colony, Texas. She will always be remembered as a Loving Mother and Friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born on November 26, 1933 in Grannis, Arkansas. Fran, as she likes to be called by her friends or Granny Franny by the grandkids and children, had a life filled with many ups and downs but she always looked to the bright side and always held her head up high through it all. Fran had one daughter, Lisa, and raised her to be an honest person and always follow her heart in life. She had two great grandkids, Caleb, 14 and Tarrah, 11 that where her pride and joy. Fran loved her family and friends and was always there to help. Fran was a fair person to everyone and was always loving and caring.

Fran had a passion for helping people and her proudest career accomplishment was passing the Texas State Bar exam to become an LVN. She continued her LVN occupation for many years but decided to step back for a while to raise her daughter. Fran never regretted that decision.

Fran loved music and taught herself how to play the Autoharp. She enjoyed the many times people came together to play music. She would spend hours listening to music. As time drew near for her final day’s on this earth she had the opportunity to play her Autoharp when her sister, Betty, and nephew, Sonny, came to see her. She cherished that moment to the end.

Fran’s last time on this earth was quite and peaceful. Her daughter, Lisa, son-in-law, Tommy and Granddaughter, Tina, surrounded Fran as she went to see her Heavenly Father.

Fran is survived by her daughter, Lisa Bolden and son-in-law, Tommy Bolden of The Colony, TX, Granddaughter, Tina Dobbs of Grandprarie, TX, Great Grandkids, Caleb Dobbs and Tarrah Dobbs of Venus, Tx, Sisters Betty Langston of Cleburne, TX, Debra Martino of Lufkin, TX, Robbie Cummings of Ft Worth, TX. Several Nieces, Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. Fran was preceded in death by her first husband Frank Parrish of Cleburne, TX, second husband Lee Bryant of New Orleans, La, brother Jerry Van Kirk of Ft Worth, TX, brother Jimmy Burch of Glen Rose, TX, Sister Wanda Barkley of Cleburne, TX and her parents Robert and Dorothy Gaskill of Glen Rose, TX


God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So he put His arms around you

And whispered “Come To Me”

With tearful eyes we watched you

As you slowly slipped away

And though we loved you dearly

We couldn’t make you stay

Your golden Heart stopped beating

Your tired hands put to rest

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the Best

**A NOTE OF THANKS** The Family of Frances (Fran) Marie Bryant would like to express thanks to those who share our grief during this time of bereavement. May GOD bless each of you.

A special Thank You to the North Richland Hills, TX and Lewisville, TX Hospice team and staff that helped Fran for the past two years.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019


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Sharon Dufrene

August 15, 2019

I was honored to visit Fran in June of this passed year. Even with the struggle she was going through daily she was upbeat and enjoyed sitting and visiting as long as her frail body would allow
Her sweet smile will be missed.
Praying for the entire family for peace and assurance at this time of grief.