Arlene Lilley Bryan of Pinellas Park, Florida went home to be with her Lord on May 13, 2020 at the age of 83.
She was born July 21,1936 in Connellsville, PA., the youngest of seven children to John and Anna Lilley. She spent many years in Youngstown, OH raising her four children (Curt, Debbie, Jeff and Lisa) with husband James Richard (Dick) Bryan before the couple moved to Pinellas Park, FL in 1986.
Arlene was employed as a bookkeeper at several companies over the years and also ran her own business selling towels and most recently, craft items she made. She enjoyed watching baseball and was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. Arlene was very creative and always had several projects she was working on, including trying new recipes and sewing. She dedicated her life to her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a woman of strong faith and was active in her local church, Camp Freedom Holiness Church and volunteered in many capacities. She loved entertaining and traveling and was able to enjoy many trips and cruises with her family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband, James, of 63 years; sons, Curt (Taurus) of Las Vegas, NV. and Jeff (Marjorie) of Columbus, OH., daughter Lisa Clark (Greg) of Safety Harbor, FL. She also leaves grandchildren, Jennifer Bryan, Rachel Jones, Hailey Bryan, and Hannah Bryan, great grandchild Autumn Grimes, sister Marie Wingard, sisters-in-law Joanne Hough, Barbara Thatcher (David), and Gwen Pace (Joe) as well as numerous other family members and friends that will cherish her memory. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Deborah Jones (2014), parents John and Anna, brother John (JR) Lilley, sisters Leona Bush, Audrey Helms, June Wingrove, and Betty Butler. Arlene will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and smile and how she always put others first. A beautiful soul is never forgotten.
A link to an online memorial site will be available soon to express condolences and share memories of Arlene. She can also be remembered with a contribution to Camp Freedom Holiness Church scholarship fund.