|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 2008|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 2009|
Alana Noel Bryan, 19 months old, was cured of Infant Leukemia by Our Heavenly Father on September 6, 2009. She is the daughter of Alan and Lea Bryan and sister of Deanna Bryan of Greenville.
Alana Noel was a strong, courageous baby girl who battled Leukemia most of her short life. She lived each day to the fullest spreading love, joy and faith to those around her. God had given Alana an amazing will and strength to live. We are surrounded by a lifetime of her inner and outer beauty. She will forever be missed by her family and friends. She is a member of St. Mary's Church.
She is survived by her God parents Amy Grinnell and Zach Grinnell (Ohio) and Mark and Nancy Perfect of Greenville. Alana's paternal Grandparents Bobby and Sue Bryan (Spartanburg), and maternal Grandparents Phyllis Noel (Ohio) and Lee and Linda Noel (Ohio).Great Grandmother Theresa Moon (Ohio). Aunts and Uncles- Glenn and Robin Henderson (Inman), Ray and Beth Morrell (Boiling Springs), Amy Grinnell (Ohio), Sean and Sharon Miller (Ohio) John Skopos (Florida) and Hank and Alicia Strickland (Hilton Head). Great Aunts and Uncles- Rob and Pat Wyatt (Boiling Springs), JoAnn Tyler (Spartanburg), Linda Ingram (Georgia), Jerry and Sherry Sloan (NC), Bill and Audrey McLaughlin (Ohio), Sandra Heeter (PA) and Frank and Robin DeWeese (Ohio). Also surviving are many first, second and third cousins.
Preceding Alana to Heaven was her Aunt Christine Noel Skopos (Ohio).
Visitation for family and friends will be held at Mackey Mortuary, 311 Century Drive, Greenville 29607, on Thursday September 10, 2009 from 6:00 PM – 8:30PM.
The funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church, 111 Hampton Avenue, Greenville 29601 on Friday September 11, 2009 at noon.
The Burial will immediately follow mass at Woodlawn Cemetery for a brief prayer and a balloon release for Alana Noel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Alana Noel Bryan Fund at MUSC Pediatric Oncology, 135 Rutledge Avenue Rm 480, PO Box 250558 Charleston, SC 29425 to support research for bone marrow transplant and the transplant families special needs.
Carolina Miracle League Playground Project, 395 Hidden Creek Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29306 to raise funds to have the first handicap accessible playground in Spartanburg.
Or to CrossBridge Ministries, 1177 Gregorie Ferry Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 or their website crossbridgeministriesinc.org. These wonderful men and woman give all the love and prayers needed in times of medical tragedy. They became a wonderful source of prayer and love for our family while in Charleston.
I just want to say a bit about the Carolina Miracle League Playground Project, I had mentioned long ago, that our daugher Deanna has another sister named Gabby Orseck. She was born with a very rare disease called Nemaline Myopathy. This disease leaves Gabby disabled from birth, she is now 2 1/2 years old. Deanna's Mother is organizing the very first playground to be built in Spartanburg, SC that will be handicap accessible. This cause is very close to Deanna, as it is us. We appreciate the support in honor of Alana, Deanna and Gabby as well as all the children in the world suffering from cancer any other rare diseases.
Created by: In Memory Of My DAD
Record added: Sep 09, 2009
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