Vinita Elizabeth Dillard

Vinita Elizabeth Dillard
January 24, 1921 – November 30, 2015

Elizabeth (Liz) Dillard, 94, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Bryan. A funeral service celebrating the life of Elizabeth Dillard will be at 2pm, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Bryan. Her family will receive guest during visiting hours from 5 to 7p.m., on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at First United Methodist Church – Bryan. Interment will be in Bryan City Cemetery. Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Elizabeth was born to William and Blanche Barron Goodman in Waco, Texas on January 24, 1921. She was married to A.M (Joe) Dillard. Liz was a devoted wife to Joe and dedicated mother and grandmother. Her life was providing a home for her family and friends, where unconditional love knew no stranger. Liz loved music and dancing with Joe, friends and family. She “forced” her children to take ballroom dancing. They all thanked her later in life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryan for over sixty years.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, numerous siblings and in laws.

Her survivors include her children Rebecca Seale of Bryan, husband Hugh and their children Allen and Patrick; her son Jeffrey Dillard of Katy, wife Jacque and their children Travis and Julie; her son Roy Dillard of Bryan, wife Shane and their children Anthony, Sarah, and Seth; her son Jack Dillard of Bryan, wife Dianne and their children Leslie, Jackson, and Kelsey along with nine great grandchildren.

The family express their thanks to the employees at Lampstand Nursing Home for their care of Elizabeth.

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  1. My heart felt prayers to a family I love on the passing of Aunt Liz. The foundation of a great family is laid by generations of integrity, nurturing and care. Her amazing legacy lives on, in her children, grandchildren. What a life lived.

    Prayers for healing.
    Collins Dillard, Memphis.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are sent to the whole family of this wonderful woman. She will surely be missed but her legacy lives on in the wonderful family she raised. Love and hugs to all, Stephanie

  3. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Please know we are praying for your family to find peace and solace. We love ya’ll. Lisa, Chet and Walker


    What a BEAUTIFUL BLESSING this SWEET SWEET LADY WAS—- Her smile, laughter and the joy that she gave to all that met her—- always an open door of welcomes and hugs.
    Ms. Dillard is an ANGEL— here on earth as well as singing with those today in Heaven.
    David & Nan Latimer

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the extended Dillard family, but especially my Allen Military Academy classmates, Roy and Jack. What a blessing your mother was! While I did not really know her, the heart and compassion found in her sons reflect how special she was. My prayers for an extra measure of God’s peace and understanding for you and yours will not cease. May your mother rest in peace and rise in glory.

    Scott Gilpin AMA ’74

  6. I have known Liz for the past 4 years as her therapist at Lampstand. I always enjoyed working with her even thou she didn’t always like therapy. She always remembered me as her friend everytime I passed by her. May she RIP.

  7. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there with you. I loved Aunt Liz. She shared her love of life and her fun loving spirit with us all. We had so many happy times together. There is a Glorius Dillard reunion in heaven!! We miss them all so much, but know they are happy together again! Love you all!❤️

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