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Barbara Jean Bryan

February 25, 1955 — May 13, 2024

Spartanburg

 Barbara Jean Bryan, a devoted mother, sister, and friend passed away on Monday, May 13, 2024, after a long illness. She was born on February 25, 1955, in Spartanburg, SC and was a daughter of the late Herbert E. Simmons, Sr., and Nellie Marie Bright Simmons.
 
As a dedicated nurse who served at Spartanburg Regional Hospital on the cardiac unit for over four decades Barbara's commitment to healthcare was exemplified by her tenure at the hospital, where she touched the lives of many patients with her compassion and expertise. She earned her master’s degree in nursing, a testament to her continuous pursuit of knowledge and excellence in her field and was a Case Manager on the cardiac floor. 
 
Barbara was as strong, independent, loving, and devoted, woman who always put her family first.   Barbara undertook the role of a single parent with grace. She raised her three children independently and took immense joy in her role as a grandmother, cherishing every moment spent with her grandchildren.
 
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Edwards Simmons, Sr. and Nellie Marie Bright Simmons, her husband, J. Gregory Bryan, and her brother, Eddie Simmons. She leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will be carried on by her surviving family and friends.
 
Among those mourning Barbara's loss are her children: Lindsay Arthur (Johnny Peterson), Justin Wyatt (Sally), Conner Wyatt (Carmen), Michael Bryan (Elizabeth), and Geoffrey Bryan (Jennifer). Her memory will also be cherished by her 13 grandchildren: Daniel, William, Nathan, Madison, Norah, Julianne, Finley, Vesper, Robert, Aubrey, Grace, Geoffrey and Lily Rose.
 
In addition to her immediate family, Barbara is survived by her sister, Teresa Thompson (Ronnie), nieces and nephews,  Matthew, Corey, Ryan, (Hannah), as well as a sister-in-law, Lynn Simmons.
 
A Celebration of Life service to honor Barbara Jean Bryan will be held at 2:00 pm, on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel in Spartanburg with Reverend Tommy Sparks officiating. The visitation will take place immediately following the service for family and friends to pay their respects.
 
Barbara will be deeply missed but fondly remembered for the love she shared with those around her and the impact she made during her lifetime.  Special thanks for the loving care of the staff at Terrabella and Amedysis Hospice and a special thank you to Terrie Johnson.
 
In lieu of flowers her family would prefer donations made to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation at https://www.regionalfoundation.com/donate-now.

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