Mrs. Doris Jean Bland, 76, of Pittsboro, NC died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at home surrounded by her daughters following a prolonged illness. Doris Jean was born in Pittsboro on February 25, 1935, the only daughter of Vonnie Cook Bland and Mary Cornelia Harris Bland. Doris was educated at Pittsboro High School, and spent her career working with her predeceased husband, Dr. Lowell Williams in his dental office. Doris Jean later retired from Nations Bank Bank of America, and most recently home daycare provider to many children.
Survivors include her daughters, Denice Williams Bryant, Deanna Williams, and daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Ashley Williams Bryant; grandchildren Amber Clegg, Josh Bryant, Guy Bryant, Grayson Bryant, and Ross Bryant; great grandchildren Kaitlyn Bryant, Aiden Bryant, and Haleigh Bryant. Mrs. Bland is also survived by first cousins, Joe McManus and Rachel Jean Gray.
Visitation will be held at the Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro on Thursday, April 21 from 6-8pm. Family will receive family and friends at the home of Terry and Ashley Bryant, 261 Ruth Lane, Pittsboro. The service to celebrate her life will be conducted by Pastor Rodney Staley of Joy Baptist Church and Reverend Ray Gooch of Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Friday, April 22 at 2pm. Interment will be held at the Joy Baptist Church cemetery following the service. Immediately following the graveside service, we invite you for a time of fellowship in Joy’s Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Trust Fund make checks payable to this name
Memo: Doris Jean Bland
Physician Office Building, 170 Manning Drive, 1st Floor Suites 1185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7236
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Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation, Pittsboro, NC.