Lottie Marie Pavlas Bryant

Lottie Bryant, 93, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, January 7 in her home. Visitation and Rosary will be Monday, January 12, from 6 to 8pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal School – Chapel, 2500 South College Ave, Bryan, with a Rosary recited at 7:00pm. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Bryan City Cemetery. Funeral services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lottie was born to Vinc and Annie (Slama) Pavlas, of Czeck heritage in Caldwell, Texas. Lottie attended public school in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School. Lottie started work at International Shoe Plant in Bryan, Texas in 1954. She was a sole and heel inspector for 29 years at that plant. In 1983 she retired. Lottie enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her rose bushes.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her first husband C.G. Starkey; her second husband Louis E. (LE) Bryant; her brothers and sisters-in-law Vinc and Edwina Pavlas, Ladis and Marcella Pavlas, Albin and Lottie Pavlas, Stanley and Billie Pavlas, Leo Pavlas; her sister and brother-in-law Doris and Luke Patrenella; her granddaughter Rachael T. Keller.

She is survived by her children James Starkey, of Bryan, Dianna Keller and her husband Crockett, of Mason, Texas, grandchildren Mercedes and Joe Moore of Brady, Texas, Paul and Sharon Keller of Kingwood, Texas, Mason Keller of Mason, Texas; great grandchildren Hayley and McKinzie Hamilton, Tanner, Ethan, Haden, and Kalan Moore, Paul Carter Keller; and her sister-in-law Bonnie Pavlas. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

To the doctors and nurses of St. Joseph Regional Health Care thank you for all the care given to Lottie. To the staff of Traditions Hospice Health Care, thank you for all your wonderful compassionate care of Lottie. To the caregivers, friends and neighbors a heartfelt thanks for all your help over the years with Lottie. And to our Paul, Stephanie, Joy, Lilli and Frank Patranella, who have been with us from the beginning to the end. May God Always Bless you for your kindness; with all our love James and mom.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Bryan, Texas.


  1. My sweet, beautiful, and loving MeMaw. I am missing you like crazy! Thank you for all the wonderful, fun, loving memories. You are with Jesus, Rachael, and your family! Godspeed! Till we meet again! I love you!!! Mercedes!!

  2. I have some great childhood memories at Aunt Lottie’s house. She made sure to keep that mint chocolate chip ice cream on hand for our visits with Grandma & Grandpa. Never will forget when I raised up her tablecloth and found her stash of money, had no idea that was her hiding spot, ha! Never tasted a better kolache in my life. She was always so very sweet, will be missed very much. Comforted by the fact that she’s surrounded by family in Heaven & pain free. My love & prayers to you all.

  3. James and Dianne, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your Mother. In her better days she came to our business, Ed’s Butcher Block, and I always enjoyed visiting with her. It’s tough when we loose our parents. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Ann

  4. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with all you in your time of sorrow. God’s blessings and peace be with all of you. I remember Lottie from the Pavlas Family reunion and she was always so fun loving, loved life, and loved all of her family and friends. She was a joy to visit with and will be missed by all.

    Cousin Harry Schoppe