Bobbye Faye Stothers née Bryant, 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2022. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother, and the adored matriarch of her family. Bobbye was born on March 16, 1924, to Geo. Houston Bryant and Della Bryant (Minshew) in Merkel, TX. She was the youngest of 7, and their only daughter.
Bobbye spoke fondly of her days as a Merkel High School Cheerleader and took pride in her time spent singing for The Sweetwater Radio Station, and at Camp Barkley, in Abilene, for soldiers in the hospital. She was excited to, after many years, attend her high school reunion. She continued to correspond with several of her classmates long after the reunion. She married after high school and moved to Houston, and worked for Hughes Tool Company, Lykes Steamship Co, and several other companies through the years.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving Mom and Granny, Bobbye shared her great love of books, music, and dancing with our family. Among her hobbies, she enjoyed crafting and painting ceramics, she also had a keen eye for beautiful things.
She kept in touch with her family daily, through email, and was a great source of support, inspiration, encouragement, and entertainment to her family as well as her friends on Facebook. She touched the lives of so many people across multiple generations, often referring to our closest friends as her “other daughters”, “other granddaughters”, or “grandson” and the feeling was always mutual. Bobbye was beautiful, sassy, and funny, with a quick wit and mischievous grin. She taught us the importance of family and loving each other. She had a way of making us feel that each of us was “the special one”. Bobbye was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers; grandsons Cody and Dave Roberts; great grandchildren Justin Brock and Katye Schindler, and her son-in-law Danny Wilson.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Janice Dunn, Linda Gail Wilson, and Judye Bell; grandchildren Robbye Johnson and husband Charlie, Robert Deisch and wife Charla, Amye Meyer and husband Cory, Cathye Jo Brock, Sheila Kersh and husband Jerrel, Monty Bell and wife Stephanie; great grandchildren Ashlee and Alizabeth Johnson, Cheri and Dakota Roberts, Eric, Sarah, Robert, and Matthew Deisch, Rebecca and Jake Schindler, Samantha and Zoe Meyer, Lacye and Chad Brock, Casey and Chloe Bell; great-great grandchildren, Mathias Medrano, Samual, Summer, and Billie Roberts, Zachary Evens, and two of her dearest friends, Jim Fischer, who she called grandson, and Ruthie Edwards.
Bobbye held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. While she loved her life and her family, she looked forward to the day she met Jesus and the sweet reunion with her loved ones.
A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Rosewood Cemetery, in Humble, Tx, on April 16th at 1:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or a charity close to your heart.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.