Mildred Esther Warrington Bryant was born November 8, 1928 in Crowder, Mississippi to Richard Kingsley Warrington and Helen Mary Romedy Warrington.  She is survived by her husband, Glen E. Bryant and five children:  Jerry Ann Himes, G. Edward Bryant, Jr. (Dione), Norman Bryant (Robin), Harry Bryant (Belinda) and Larry Bryant (Kathy).  She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren:  Tammy Drennon, Bryant Himes (Jamie), Trae Bryant (Roni), Ivy Phillips (John), Miles Bryant, Elliot Bryant, Greer Bryant, Jim Bryant, John Norman Bryant (Catherine), Molly Johnson (Lance), Rivers Bryant, Nick Bryant and Riley Bryant.  She is survived by ten great-grandchildren:  McKenzie Drennon, Natalie Turner, Geb Bryant, John Phillips, Edward Phillips, Davis Phillips, Sara Cate Bryant, Jack Bryant, Allie Johnson and Parker Johnson.  She is also survived by five brothers: Leon Warrington, James Warrington, Joe Warrington (Peggy), Bill Warrington (Beth) and Paul Warrington (Pat).  She is survived by two sisters: Helen Waller and Sheila Ryals (Danny).  She was predeceased by two sisters: Eloise Willis and Ilene Bounds.  

Mildred (Mickie) graduated from Crowder High School and Methodist School of Nursing.  She was a registered nurse working as the supervisor of surgery at the Helena Hospital when she met Glen Bryant on a blind date.  She was always proud of her nursing degree but left the profession to assist her husband in his optometry practice.  She was a vital part of that practice assisting patients and actually making the glasses for more than fifty years.  

She was active in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and enjoyed watching every football, basketball, or baseball game she could possibly attend.  Because of her love of basketball from her days at Crowder High School, she especially loved watching those games.  Due to her family’s interest in golf, she frequently found herself watching matches involving her husband, sons or grandsons.  

Mickie and Glen also loved to travel and enjoyed several trips to Mexico (often as part of an optometry charity), England, France and China.  

The family wishes to thank Eddie Schieffler for his many acts of kindness, as well as Mrs. Bryant's caregivers: Lisa Montague, Darsula Britton, Denecia Williams and Nancy Glidewell.

Mrs. Bryant was a devoted member of the West Helena United Methodist Church and on the founding committee for DeSoto School in West Helena, Arkansas.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either of those entities or a charity of your choice.  Visitation was held at 1:00 p.m., and the funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at West Helena Methodist Church, Fifth and Plaza Streets, West Helena, Arkansas.

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