OBITUARY

Beryl Jean O'Briant

March 10, 1928January 5, 2019
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Celebration of Life services for Beryl Jean O’Briant of Lubbock will be held at 11 am, Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Melonie Park Church with Pastor Todd Cepica officiating. Jean passed away Saturday, January 5th, 2019 in Lubbock at the age of 90.

She was born in Abernathy, Texas to the late Floyd and Neva Shipman. Jean graduated from Abernathy High School. She was a faithful member of Melonie Park Church for many years. Jean loved spending time with her family. She was a master seamstress, china painter, avid reader, and news junkie.

She was a breast cancer co-survivor with her daughter Joan.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, David O’Briant and wife Sandy; daughter, Joan O’Briant; grandchildren, Shanda Young and husband Jeff, and Brandon O’Briant; great grandchildren, Carson Young and Christopher O’Briant; sister, Donna Blalock, brother, Marion Shipman and several loved nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Dan O’Briant and several brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 1-800-227-2345

Arrangements are under the direction of ResthavenFuneral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.

Online condolences may be offered on our website at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Floyd Emmitt and Neva Maude Shipman, Parents
  • Dan O'Briant, Husband
  • Several Brothers and Sisters, Silbings
  • David O'Briant and Joan O'Briant, Children
  • Shanda Young and husband, Jeff, and Brandon O'Briant, Grandchildren
  • Carson Young and Christopher O'Briant, Great-grandchildren
  • Donna Blalock and Marion Shipman, Siblings
  • Several loved nieces and nephews
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
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Biography

Beryl Jean O'Briant was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Beryl will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Beryl was born on March 10, 1928 in Abernathy, Texas. She was the daughter of Floyd Emmitt and Neva Maude Shipman.

      A typical teenager, Beryl had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She was a graduate of Abernathy High School. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

       Empathic and loyal, Beryl was committed to making her new family happy. She exchanged wedding vows with Dan O'Briant.  Beryl worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Beryl was blessed with two children, David and Joan. Another blessing for Beryl was the gift of two grandchildren, Shanda and Brandon.

      Beryl enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. She loved spending time with her family. She was a master seamstress and china painter, avid reader and news junkie. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Beryl’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Melonie Park Church for many years.

      Beryl passed away on January 5, 2019 at her residence in Lubbock, Texas. She is survived by son, David O’Briant; daughter, Joan O’Briant; grandchildren, Shanda Young and husband Jeff,and Brandon O’Briant; great grandchildren, Carson Young and Christopher O’Briant; sister, Donna Blalock, brother, Marion Shipman and several loved nieces and nephews. Services were held at Melonie Park Church. Beryl was laid to rest in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.

      Simply stated, Beryl was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Beryl leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Beryl Jean O'Briant.