Gaynell L. Bryan, age 70, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2019 while visiting friends and family at her Villa home in Winter Park, FL. She was born on October 18, 1948 in Pennsylvania. She leaves behind her husband and lifelong love James Bryan, III. She is also lovingly survived by her stepson and his wife, James IV and Marisa Bryan; her stepdaughter, Kelly Bryan; her adored sister, Karen Winkler; her six grandchildren, a nephew and her much cherished black Labradors, Cash and Flow.
For more than 50 years, Gay devoted her life tenderly supporting James Bryan III, her beloved JB, and his family through all the joys and pains that life had to offer. Her gentle spirit and loving soul provided a foundation that allowed JB and their family to face each day with strength and courage. Gay met JB when she was just 22. From that day forward, she walked arm-in-arm with JB through life, supporting him in whatever path he chose. The two were inseparable and loved each other beyond description. Together they traveled the world and along the way Gay gave generously to all, never expecting anything in return. She saw the best in each person she met and embraced then each with her loving, uplifting spirit. JB lost his wife, his best friend and the best person he has ever known. He will miss Gay with every breath he takes, but he knows her love, generosity and kindness will eternally continue to inspire all who had the honor of knowing her. A visitation will begin at 1:00pm, Friday, February 15, 2019 followed by a service at 1:30pm at Fred Hunters Downtown Fort Lauderdale Home, 718 South Federal Highway. The family requests flowers or donations to your favorite charity. fredhunters.com
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Our deepest sympathy and condolences. She was a incredible lady, wife, and friend. Always in our hearts and memory. Kevin & Karen Hutchings
Gay Bryan and Linda McClugg - Cruising 2018
Jimmy: Nick and I had so many wonderful times with you and Gay. I miss those times as I do Nick and now Gay. My heart hurts for you as I know how close you both were. I am in Orlando or would be at the funeral for sure. I married my high school sweetheart five years ago and he lived in Orlando. We live in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale. Gay was beautiful, sweet and so much fun. She will be sorely missed. Sharron Navarro Hadley
Gaynell was one of the people you always wanted to have around. Her joyfull laugh and great sense of humor was contagious. She was my cousin and I will miss her terribly. Growing up in Pennsylvania with her and our families then moving to Florida, our family has many great and special memories that will last for a lifetime. Gaynell you will be sorely missed and loved by your family.. Love Janell
I am so sorry for your loss. Gay was the sweetest, most kind and generous person who always made everyone feel welcome! Prayers for you and the Family especially at this difficult time. She will be missed by All. Jamie and Sandi (Postma) Gentry-Kosch.
Beautiful Tribute in honor of our dear friend Gay... I am so fortunate to have spent time with you and Jimmy. I will miss you..
Mary Ann Williamson
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