Mallie Lynette "Judy" Elkins Bryson, age 90, of Woodbury passed away peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born and lived her entire life in Cannon County raising her seven children along with her husband, William Allen Bryson, Sr., who preceded her in death on September 12, 2009, She was 90 years old. Her worldview was uncomplicated; Love God, Love People, no exceptions.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father & mother, Raymond & Virgie Elkins along with eight of her nine siblings, as well as a son-in-law, Larry Reeves.
She is survived by one sister, Shirley (Johnny) Bryson of Woodbury; and her children, Bill (Joan) Bryson of Lebanon, Michael (Geraldine) Bryson of Woodbury, MeLinda (Wade) Simmons of Manchester, Terry (Rita) Bryson of Readyville, Sharon Reeves of Murfreesboro, Robert (Debra) Bryson of Woodbury & Michelle (Alan) Hale of Rockwall, TX. Her 16 grandchildren are Matt Bryson, Marti Leftwich, Candy Jones, Michael Bryson, Paula Bryson, Joseph Bryson, Stephen Simmons, Stephanie Moraes, Seth Simmons, Nathan Bryson, Brooke Vanderbent, Samantha Rosas, Mary Reeves, Chip Bryson, Jonathan Bryson, & Jacob Bryson. In addition, Mrs. Bryson has 37 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the gracious, healing spirits at Woodbury Health & Rehabilitation Center. Words cannot express our eternal thankfulness for her "angel next door", Ellen Hawkins and her husband, Joe.
Funeral Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Watts officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, April 30 at the funeral home.