Judith Bryan

Memorial Service

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, May 1, 2023
Walker's Funeral Home - Chapel Hill
120 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
(919) 942-3861
Memorial Service


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery
Legion Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Judith Anne Bryan

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    Born December 27th 1948 in Lagrange, childhood in Atlanta, and adolescence and early life in Graham, North Carolina, skimming water on skis and galloping her buckskin.  She birthed three children, bravely moving to Chapel Hill to raise them.
    So much of her professional life was as her private, devoted tot helping others – working at UNC in psychiatry and urology  clinics, and then in head and neck and breast cancer studies, retiring after a full life of service.
    She leaves a well of love from which the future can draw.

                                               I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
                                                          And the nursing of the Sky;
                                      I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
                                            I change, but I cannot die.         P.B. Shelley
    Walking into the Galleries Lafayette she could pick the most exquisite blouse or a warehouse in Highpoint for the perfect patterned fabric.  She understood menus from Britany to Beaune, Cotswolds to the Dales, New Orleans to New York.  Her sense for quality, taste and design, sublime.  We will miss her formal table, delicious meals and cakes – she baked for others.  
    Preceded in death by her parents, Charles Pratt and Virginia Pratt Dabbs, her son Joshua Blake Love.  She is mourned by her daughter Colette Love (Sandy) and son Scott Love (Katheryn), two special granddaughters Ellery and Merritt Love; and brother Robert Pratt, sister Charlene Pratt; Aunt Carol Janet, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and many close friends, and Ada and Angus.  Most of all by her best friend and lover, husband Andrew Bryan.  All of us are better and honored having been loved by her.  

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