Jimmie Carolyn Bryant

February 21, 1942July 22, 2011

Jimmie Carolyn Bryant, 69, of Smackover, passed away Friday, July 22, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas.

Jimmie was born on February 21, 1942 in Smackover; the daughter of James Earlie and Jessie Belle Hanson Wilkins. She was a cashier at Wal-Mart for 18 years and a member of Joyce City Baptist Church. Jimmie loved working at Wal-Mart. She loved her family and enjoyed all of them. She always had a smile to brighten others day even if she was having a rough day. She loved people and life in general. She entertained for nursing homes and schools for years as Dolly Parton, Minnie Pearl, the “old man”, the “witch”, Momma Santa Claus and Chuck Berry. She was a woman of strong faith. She loved the Lord and her faith in Him allowed her to make it to her final resting place.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence Edward Bryant; three brothers, James Harold, Dewayne, and Charlie Wilkins; and one sister, Janice Wilkins.

Jimmie is survived by one son, Mark Bryant of Smackover; two daughters, Cindy Bowden and Kristi Bryant of Norphlet; one brother, Dennis Wilkins (Faye) of Zwolle, LA; her grandchildren, Anthony Davis, Ashley Jones, Amber Barnes, Cody and Cole Bryant, Bryce, Brandon, and Hannah Lockhart and Misti Bowden; and her great-grandchildren, Preston, Kaylee Ann and Trace Davis and Austin, Sierra, Braydon and Cameron Jones, Lindsey Maness and Mason Barnes.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Crossroads Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Young’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P. O. Box 10403 El Dorado, AR 71730.


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Diana Mason

July 31, 2011

I loved Miss Jimmie so much, she was the sweetest lady I have ever known and I will miss her so much. I am sorry I wasn,t here to say goodby. I have no doubt that the angels in Heaven are cracking up with her sense of humor. Love to Kristi, Cindy, an Mark.

J.P, Teresa, Taylor & Lane Williams

July 27, 2011

Ms. Jimmie's smiling face will be missed by us all! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
With heartfelt sympathy,

Debbie Odom

July 27, 2011

Jimmie was a sweet lady, she will be missed,. My prayers are with the family

Cynthia Daniells

July 27, 2011

Your face will be missed at Wal-Mart

Christina Graves

July 26, 2011

Rest in great peace, Ms Jimmie!!! Your wonderful spirit was not one that you find in many people these days. You were a joy to be around and I don't think there was ever a time I saw you that you didn't have that beautiful smile on your face! Heaven has been blessed with a beautiful will be missed...

Carol Modica

July 26, 2011

I was so sad to read of Jimmy's passing. I only knew her through WalMart visits. But, I have to say each time I saw her, she always had a smile and a compliment for me. She had a beautiful spirit, and I will miss seeing that warm and friendly smile. God bless her family with strength and courage throughout the days without her.

Tonya Burns

July 26, 2011

So sorry for your loss. I know nothing will ease the pain you feel at this moment, but take comfort in knowing you have friends and family who truly care. God bless you all!

Richard, Brenda, Rick and Cydni East

July 25, 2011

No matter what, always a smile, one that will always be missed.

David & Glenda Sutherlin

July 25, 2011

Walmart will never be the same. We will miss her friendly smile, her help and her encouraging words. She was always so up-beat. We know she is smiling in Heaven now. We will miss her so much. We pray that God will comfort you in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you.

Sharon Valentine

July 25, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.