Josephine “Jo” Marie Collins Bryant, of Pulaski, was called home Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2012, peacefully in her home.
Jo was born in Wythe County June 25, 1942. She retired from AT&T in Fairlawn in 1991. She then got her GED and also her cosmetology license. Jo then worked alongside her husband, Dennis, at Main Street Laundry and Uniform Inc. She enjoyed crocheting for family and tending her many flowers. She loved traveling to the Smokies with her family.
Surviving are husband, Dennis Bryant; daughters, Teresa Harris and husband, Oscola, of Floyd, Leasa Hodge and husband, Timmy, of Roanoke, Missy Lowe and fiancé, Kevin Rife, of Pulaski, Brittany Chrisley and husband, Mathew, of Pulaski; sons, Mark A. and Mark O. Bryant of Pulaski. Also surviving is Jo’s mother, Roberta Ratcliffe Collins of Max Meadows. Jo was preceded in death by her father, Dick Collins. Other survivors are Jo’s siblings, Dickie and wife, Margaret, Duke and wife, Faye, Midge Lambert and husband, George, Terry, Jim and wife, Sue, all of Max Meadows, Betty and deceased husband, John Smith, of Pulaski, and Raymond and Nancy of Barren Springs. Jo had seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the ICU at the LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski for the care they gave Mrs. Bryant during her illness. They also offer a special thanks to the hospice.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. from Stevens Memorial Chapel, Pulaski, with the Rev. David Hoover officiating. Amber Harris, granddaughter, will honor Jo with special music. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.