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Jane Beck Bryan

December 26, 1957 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 63)


Jane Marie Beck Bryan age 63, of Pittsboro, died Thursday, August 19, 2021, at home surrounded by her family.

Jane was born in Lee County, North Carolina on December 26, 1957, to the late Charles Perry Beck and Margaret Isabelle “Polly” Brice Beck. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Linda Beck Ellis, and sister-in-law Loretta Scott Beck. 

As a young girl, Jane was very artistic and creative, a gift that she carried with her throughout her life and career.  The second of four children, she enjoyed playing with her siblings along with the many children in her neighborhood, road trips with her family, 4-H, and various clubs at Sanford Central High School.   

Above all, Jane loved her family and friends beyond words.  Atlantic Beach, NC, where she enjoyed the summer months and the sounds of Carolina Beach Music, always held a special place in her heart.  She loved spending sunny, carefree days with family and friends on Wade Shores enjoying cheeseburgers hot off the grill and fresh watermelon.

Throughout her life, she remained active volunteering with her church and her community which she loved dearly and made many lifelong friendships.  As her family and friends can attest to, Jane never met a stranger.  She saw potential in everything around her, always finding the best in people and she could always spot the perfect home décor element during her frequent trips to second-hand stores.  Her home was her masterpiece, with every item meticulously placed and not a speck of dust to be seen (except for maybe a trace of dog hair from the family pets she loved so dearly over the years).  She took such pride in her family and supported those she loved in times of great joy and sadness.  Jane always put others first and had a gift of making everyone feel special, whether it was a birthday, holiday, special occasion, or simply for no reason at all.

Jane is survived by her husband, Clinton “Clint” E. Bryan III of Pittsboro; two sons, Clinton “Chip” E. Bryan IV of Charlotte, LTJG William Reid Bryan and fiancé Jessica “Jesse” Lilley of Lauderdale, Mississippi; one brother, James “Jimmy” Beck of Cameron along with his children, Jamie Beck and Tiffany Fallon; one sister, Laura King and husband Johnny of Sanford; sister-in-law Kathryn “Kathy” Bryan Easterling and husband Bill of Pittsboro along with their children Andrew Easterling and Blaire Easterling; several cousins; and two grand-dogs.

Jane’s family would like to express their gratitude for the overwhelming support, thoughts and prayers provided by so many near and far.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 2:00PM at Pittsboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Sara Beth Pannell and Rev. Ray Gooch presiding. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Immediately following the inurnment, the family will receive friends in the Family Life Center at Pittsboro United Methodist Church.

In honor of Jane’s legacy and lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Jane’s memory to Pittsboro United Methodist Church and The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island (https://reelhousewivesoftopsailisland.com/) P.O. Box 2067 Surf City, NC 28445, a non-profit that hosts an annual bike ride fundraiser for cancer research that she always enjoyed participating in on her beach cruiser.

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Memorial Service
August 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Pittsboro United Methodist Church
71 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Video is available for this event

Visitation Following Service

Pittsboro UMC Family Life Center
71 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Pittsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery
71 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Pittsboro United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro NC 27312
Tel: 1-919-542-2330
Email: pittsboroumc@gmail.com
Web: https://www.pittsborounitedmethodist.org

Street address is: 71 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312

The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island
P.O. Box 2067, Surf City NC 28445
Web: http://reelhousewivesoftopsailisland.com/

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