Barbara Nell Lewis O’Bryant


Barbara Nell Lewis O'Bryant

God celebrated Barbara O’Bryant’s arrival in Heaven on November 8, 2020.

Services will be a private memorial at 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jerad Middaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Happy Cemetery in Happy, TX.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Barbara Nell Lewis O’Bryant was born April 23, 1933, in Shamrock, TX to Claude and Gladys Lewis.  She graduated from Dumas High School and married Dennis Cleve O’Bryant on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1951.  They celebrated their sixty-nine-year anniversary remotely this past April.  They lived many years in Stinnett, TX where they raised their children.  They relocated to Amarillo from Hugoton, KS after Dennis retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. in 1990.  She was a member and Sunday school teacher at South Lawn Assembly for approximately twenty-five years.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis in September; her brother Kenneth Lewis; and granddaughters, Shelby Stevens and Janice O’Bryant.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Davis and husband Tommy of Amarillo, TX; son, Dennis O’Bryant and wife Sharon of Borger, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer Suhr and husband Jared of Colorado Springs, CO, Ky Stevens of Aurora, CO, Andrew O’Bryant of Denver, CO; her sisters, Claudette Downs of Bakersfield, CA, Sandra Grubbs, and Linda “WooWoo”  Crossley, both of Westcliffe, CO.

The family wants to thank the caregivers and staff at the Amarillo Center for Skilled Care.

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4 Replies to “Barbara Nell Lewis O’Bryant”

  1. Barb was the oldest daughter and I was the youngest. There was 15 years difference in our ages. I don’t even remember her living in our home as she married at age 17! But I loved her with all my heart and we stayed very close through the years She was a prayer warrior and she spent a lot of time in prayer and reading her Bible She is missed but we know there will be a great homecoming one of these days.

  2. My Grandmother was a devout Christian who loved her family and friends with all her heart. I’ll fondly remember all the Christmases and Birthdays where she was sure to go out of her way to let you know she cared by making it special. She never missed an opportunity to show how much she loved and appreciated the ones she cared about whether it was by a simple phone call or a greeting card. I loved my sweet Grandmother so much, and her laughter and light will be dearly missed.

  3. I will always remember Barbara as a happy, full of energy woman , full of life. The time I spent with her working in the cafeteria were good times full of laughs and lessons. She was such a wonderfully nice lady.

  4. So sorry for your loss. She is happy with your Dad. Even though you will miss her, no more sadness no more pain. God bless you

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