Emily “Susie” Bryan, age 71, of Texas City, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017. A native of Galveston, Emily spent many wonderful years working as a nurse at UTMB in Galveston.
In 1990, Emily was incredibly blessed to find and marry the love of her life, Richard Bryan. Over the next 27 years, Emily and Richard were nearly inseparable, loving each other unwaveringly while raising their blended family. Emily thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, reading medical publications, listening to music, exploring her ancestry, shopping for antiques and rescuing stray animals. She was a woman of faith who reveled in her ongoing spiritual journey.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lena Houston Dudley; daughter, Tawn Hayes; and siblings: Estelle Adams, Tillie Watkins, Ruby Crater, Ceny Hans, Buster Hans and Frankie Herrin.
Emily is survived by her husband, Richard Bryan; son, Charles Willis, and wife, Suong Nguyen; son, Stephen Willis, and girlfriend, Tracy Thornton; son, Richard Donald and wife, Kim; son, Jason Bryan and wife, Beth; son, Jacob Bryan; daughter, Lisa Cyr, and husband, Raymond; brother, Earl Hans, and wife, Mary; sister, Marie Shows; and numerous grandchildren: Casey Marcum, Erica Bryan, Jacob Bryan, Richard Keith Bryan, Alexis Bryan, Ilena Bryan, Cameron Bryan, Erica Pleasant, Ryan Camp, Ray Cyr, Tori Cyr and Justin Cyr.
Emily’s family and friends will receive visitors from 3:00 until 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 5th, at 1:00 p.m. at Galveston Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock.
I loved Susie dearly, we had so much fun when I visited Galveston. She was like a big sister to me, so loving and caring. I will miss you so much, I have the best of memories.
Jeannie Breitschmidkingwood, TX
Emily Bryan! I knew her as Aunt Susie. My earliest memories are of Susie walking and talking with me, finding leaves on the ground, trying to identify which tree they fell from. Susie would give me piano lessons and paint my fingernails, but clear only, as grandma wouldn't let us put color on our nails. I have many wonderful memories of my time with Susie.. I will miss her tremendously . Rest peacefully aunt Susie. Kay, Kay
Kay JacksonBeaumont, TX