Mary "Nanny" Ellen Bryant
Mary "Nanny" Ellen Bryant
April 29, 1944 - August 31, 2020


Mary Ellen “Nanny” Bryant, 76, of Florahome, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. She was a native of Troutville, VA, a resident of Florahome for over 20 years and spent the last 8 years in Roanoke, VA before returning to Florahome in the care of her daughter, Penny. She was a member of Ebenezer Methodist Church in Troutville, VA. She had served as President of George’s Lake Homeowner’s Association. She loved cooking for large gatherings and being involved with her community. If she wasn’t cooking or enjoying her neighbors, she was sewing something for anyone that asked. She was a people person that never met a stranger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl P. Bryant; a son, Bill Stanley; parents, Hunter and Elizabeth Kessler; brother, Amos “Moose” Kessler; a sister, Peggy Ritchie and a stepdaughter, Priscilla Hughes.

She is survived by a son, Jeff Stanley (April) of Vinton, VA; three daughters, Deb Robinson (Jerry) of Jacksonville, FL., Penny Combs (Richard) of Florahome, FL., and Cindy McCalip of Pensacola, FL.; a stepson, Walt Bryant (Terri) of Florahome, FL.; two sisters, Jane Brogan (Ray) and Joyce Harris all of Troutville, VA; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She will be interred Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Due to Covid 19 facemasks must be worn.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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