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Susan and Tommy Spicer

Dear Bill, Ginny, and Amy, We just recently learned of Chris’ passing.Such sad news for you and your family, as well as all of us who were touched by her beautiful spirit.What a fabulous lady, who was loved by everyone.she made such a difference in our community. Her enthusiasm for people and life, was always evident.She was Tommy’s favorite client and friend to paint for her.She will always be remembered, but we know your hearts are very heavy.May God comfort you in your grief.With prayers, and Love,Susan and Tommy Spicer

Alan b. Cover

When our dad died in 1962 she was first Friend to come see my sister after his death. Never ever will forget her showing up to start our healing. She also was the referee when bill and were throwing elbows at each other. We both would stop and stand at attention. She was on my side about half the time. You don’t know how much you love someone until there done.

The Ross family

Our condolences to Bill, Ginny and Amy. Chris always had a smile on her face and a giving heart. To say she was a pillar of the community to an huge understatement. Her impact will be felt for many years to come in Fernandina. May she rest in peace.-Benny, Susan, Jenny and Katie Ross

Tommy and Bobbi Roberts

We met Chris through the Nassau Gator Club twenty years ago. There was never a time we saw her that she didn’t stop to talk and ask how we were doing. She is a real treasure and will be missed. God bless her family.

Beth Venture Garcia

Growing up as neighbors with Chris Gretchen an Chipper we have such Fun Memories they all will be in my thoughts an prayers

Gary Adams

I love you, Miss Chris, and I thank you for loving me, even though I’m a Georgia bulldog, you still showed me love throughout my life and I sure do appreciate it! I have known you and Mr. Bill for a long time, and I love both of you so much!

Kathleen Maurer

Kathleen Maurer

Mike Clark

Ginny, Amy and Bill, our deepest sympathies in the loss of one of the bright stars in my life in Fernandina. She and I were members of one of MUMC's early Stephen Ministry teams, and I grew to deeply love and appreciate her. She adopted me and any time we saw each other there was always a moment to share what was going on in our lives. I was made a better person through her influence.

Jerrie Moore

Love and prayers to all of the Bryan and Hall family. How special Chris was to all who knew her. Her sense of humor, her love for others, and her generous nature made life better for those who knew her. As a part of the Class of ‘63, we’ll especially miss our classmate and friend.

Jerrie Moore

Ginny White, Former Resident

Chris was such a part of Fernandina and leaves a legacy of contributions to the community and to individuals. I will always think of Chris when I remember Fernandina. My condolences to Bill, Ginny, and Amy.

Debby Portier

I'm so sad to hear of Chris's passing. Please know that y'all are in my prayers.

Grace Lipman

This is such sad news. Chris was a friend to all. Fernandina has lost a very great lady.

Kathy Bland

Prayers to the family and community for our loss.

Kathy Duprey

I had the privilege of knowing Chris through Amelia Dental Group. I was her Hygienist for many years and she was a very special woman. Loved hearing about her family. Peace and love to the family.

Jim Weaver

Ms. Chris was an amazing woman who inspired everone. I became involved with her during the early years of the formation of the YMCA when she was a founding member. We worked together for many years growing and building the Y to what it is today. No one worked harder or was a better example of what a leader should be. I will miss her dearly but know that her legacy will live on. God bless to everyone!!

Jan Brogdon

For more than 30 years Chris has been a profound influence on my life. I'll cherish so many memories and fondly recall examples of her tenacity, grace and steadfast commitment. Those traits led to tremendous impact for our community and the individual lives of so many. Bill, Ginny and Amy: We love you all and are so grateful to each of you for sharing Chris with us!

Vicki Lanier

Danny Moore

Chris will be missed by many. One of my memories is seeing her sitting on the chair behind my dad’s meat counter discussing Gator football with my dad while he cut meat.

Sheila Brown -Russell

Chris You Will Be Missed. I Will Cherish My Memories We Had At The YMCA. You Helped So Much With Our Afterschool Program and Always Told Me What Ever You Need For The Children Let Me Know. You Stopped By Every Now and Then and Visited With TheChildren. You Were and Always Will Be A Special Lady In My Heart. Rest In Heaven Sweet Lady

Ray & Marcia Cline

Condolences to the entire Bryan family. We feel so lucky to have known Chris and work with her on YMCA and school items over the years. She was a tremendous asset to this community and her involvement and enthusiasm will be truly missed.

Moi Monroe

Chris was a friend, a neighbor, always making time to listen. I will miss seeing her, her positive attitude, and caring spirit.Moi Monroe

Sherylan Vaughn

Susan Rodriguez

Prayers for Family and Friends, Chris was amazing women and I loved chit chatting with her at the YMCA. Always had a smile and spreading the sunshine. You will be missed Special Lady. Love Susan Rodriguez

Brenda Hooper

My sincere prayers of comfort to the Bryan family. I worked with Ms. Chris when she was "The Face" at Florida Petroleum and I was Purchasing Mgr at CCA. From there, we worked together on several boards. I always found her to be both a joy and delight to be around. Her love for family, friends, and Fernandina is her true testimony. Rest well, thy good and faithful servant!

Dr. Barbara Gingher

Chris was a loyal friend to our community. She served for the purpose of making lives better and keeping our community with the local flavor she grew up with. In Chris we had a wonderful role model. God Bless her family.

Margaret Pikula Scott

I do not remember not knowing Chris. Lifelong family friend, amazing lady! Fernandina has lost its royal native! Her benevolence was far reaching. She loved her community, gave back at every level and touched so many lives. Thank you for sharing her with us all. Rest well faithful servant, your work here is done, You made this world a better place!

Margaret Pikula Scott

I do not remember not knowing Chris. Lifelong family friend and amazing lady! Fernandina has lost our native royal! Chris' benevolence was unmatched. She loved the community and was always ready to help in any way she could. She was, for me, the epitome of grace. I will so miss her caring conversations. Rest well in your reward. You certainly made this world a better place.

Kimberly Shave Golden

Bill,Ginny,Amy—My condolences to your entire family! Ms Chris touched the lives of so many people in this community! No matter how bad Chris was feeling she always had us laughing when she came to visit at the hospital! All of us at BMC-Nassau ED will miss your smiling face and all the stories no matter how bad you were feeling! You are truly going to be missed but your legacy will live on! RIP and Go Gators

Susan Bailey Griffin

I was so blessed to know Chris. We had a lot of fun times!

Crystal Bingham

I am so deeply sadden to hear the news. You are in my every thought and prayer. She was such an amazing woman and will forever be loved and missed! I love y’all! Your favorite Tech! ❤️

Michael C. Love

Beth Boles

What a beautiful lady - inside and out. I am honored to have known her and to have been her friend. I will miss Mrs. Chris' enthusiasm and positivity, her generosity and kindness, and her wonderfully honest sense of humor (I can still hear her hearty laugh). I will miss her tremendously, but I'm praising God she is now in the presence of her Savior, hearing "well done". Mr. Bill, Ginny, Amy and family - you are on my mind and in my prayers. I know the magnitude of her presence in your lives and I'm familiar with the loss. May God comfort you and hold you during the days, weeks and months to come. May He in time replace your sorrow with joy. Much love to you all.

Dawn Juds

I knew Chris from the Y for many years. She was the sweetest and kindest person and fun to be around

Pamela Brown

Jim and Nancy Mayo

Irreplaceable, that is what Chris Bryan is to Fernandina Beach. Like so many I met Chris for the first time when she was getting me involved in supporting one of her worthy causes. Years later I was able to return the favor by asking her to serve on the hospital board. She was in all things a force for good. Bill, Ginny and Amy may God give you strength to endure these difficult days. May you know that few who have walked among us could be compared to Chris Bryan.

willi and faye flannery

To a life well lived, thanks for the many kindnesses to our family. May all of your family find comfort and solace. Chris, may you rest in peace with Jesus.

Jamie and Janet Deonas

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We will be keeping all in our thoughts and prayers for days to come. Many blessings!

Marie Seagraves LaSor

Ed Hubel, Baptist Health

Chris is a beacon of hope to all who come in contact with her. I will forever be grateful to her and her passion as a servant leader and for her legacy in this community and throughout the hallways of Baptist Nassau. She was a mentor, not only professionally but personally. Chris has such a kind soul and made Kristie and me feel welcome on day one to Fernandina. Such a special friendship developed. Chris, I and the team will miss your smile and graciousness. I will also miss your laughter, shared stories, and debates about where the best shrimp can be found. You have been a blessing to all of us! We love you.

Shannon and Sandie O‘Conner

Bill, Ginny, and Amy: Ms. Chris has a great family friend for more years than I can remember. She has been in our thoughts and prayers of later. She has been a wonderful mentor to so many people in Fernandina for so many years. We are continuing to pray for y’all, and she will be greatly missed. With Christian Love, Shannon & Sandie O’Conner

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE

Bill, Ginny & Amy: Thank you for sharing Chris with us at Baptist Health. She was an extraordinary person who exemplified our mission and caring for others. We will always be indebted to her for her leadership and service as a member of the Nassau Board. Personally, she meant so much to me as she was always quick with a comment about my Crimson Tide, and I always gave her a big Gator Chomp back. She was an influence on so many. Our prayers are with you during this time, and we will continue to honor every day!

Carl and Barbara Anderson

Our condolence's to all the families. We have fond memories of Chris from school years to most recent years.

Tim Brown

Bill and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Chris, but so glad that I exchanged texts with her during the past holidays. I will cherish those messages. My parents were friends with LL and Myrtle Hall many years ago, so our family connection goes way back. Chris was my 4th grade teacher and Martha Lee 5th. I Chris saying that they grew up more like sisters than cousins. I had the opportunity to do business with Chris through the years while I was still in Fernandina. Even since I moved to SC, we have stayed in touch via texts, Facebook, phone calls and visits at the Y when I was in town. She was such an amazing person and I will miss her very much. My heart and prayers are with your family.

Brenda Beard Brunner

To Bill, Ginny, Amy and entire Bryan and Hall family, I think Chris was an absolutely amazing person. Her courage and strength will be remembered. Please accept my sincere condolences, Chris will be truly missed.

Kimberly Jones, Baptist Health

Thank you Chris for the gift of your service to community, including Baptist, and friendship. The world is a little less orange, and a lot more blue this week as we mourn your passing. Your positivity and gifts are no doubt welcome in Heaven. We love you and miss you!

Allison Odom Furth

John D Higginbotham

I was fortunate enough to know Miss Chris for most of my life, as well as work for her for almost 2 decades. She always treated me like family. I will never forget her laugher and kindness. In a world full of copies, Miss Chris was an original. All my love to her family.

Sherry Sutton

What wonderful lady, great Christian, and friend she will be missed but her legacy will live on. I’m so very sorry for this great loss to family , friends and the community. Rest in peace dear friend .

Frances Panaro

Im so sorry for your loss. Chris was a beautiful lady inside an out.Prayers an love to the family.

Mary (Cox) Powell

So very sorry for the loss of Chris, she was an inspiration and a true friend to everyone. Years ago, Chris called me about coming to work for them, but at the time, Terry and I were just starting our own business, Property Management Systems, so i couldn't accept. My regret was not having a chance to build a stronger relationship with her, she was an amazing person.

Christina "Chris" Hall Bryan


Christina Hall Bryan, age 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. 
Chris was born on September 18, 1945, at Humphreys Memorial Hospital in Fernandina Beach, FL.  She was raised and attended school in Fernandina Beach and graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1963.  Following high school, Chris attended college at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Upon finishing her college degree, she moved to Jacksonville, FL and began her teaching career.  
On a blind date in 1969, Chris met “the love of her life,” William “Bill” Edward Bryan. The following year, Chris and Bill were married at Memorial United Methodist Church and returned to Fernandina Beach.  Several years after they wed, they welcomed their two daughters, Virginia “Ginny”, and Amy.  
Chris taught elementary school for 10 years and then began to work for the Hall family businesses.  Over the years, she was an integral part of running and operating Island Seafood Company and Florida Petroleum Corporation in Fernandina Beach, as well as Rex Packaging Corporation in Jacksonville, FL.  
Chris was a passionate person with a heart of gold.  She believed in the greater good and was always willing to find the ray of sunshine or the glimmer of hope.  She believed in God, her country, her church, her Florida Gators, her hospital and her community.  Fernandina was her home and she always cared for her community and the people in it.  She dedicated her time to many organizations and boards that were special to her.  
She was fortunate to be a long-time member of the Memorial United Methodist Church.  Chris freely gave of her gifts and talents at the church that she loved. She was involved in Circle groups, Stephen Ministries, fundraising, capital campaigns and many other tasks.
Passionate about the Gators, her family were season ticket holders since the 1950s. She always enjoyed going to games with her dad and brother and then later continued the tradition attending games with her daughters, grandchildren, and best friend, Pam. Chris served on the Gator Booster Board of Directors since 2005. She became a Bull Gator in 2007. She was the third female president of the Gator Booster Board of Directors in 2008. She served during the year, that the UF Football and UF Basketball teams became National Champions!
Chris believed in the health, wellness and education of her community.  She served as a founding member of the McArthur Family YMCA beginning in 1987.  She faithfully served 12 years on the Baptist Medical Center Nassau board and served as the chairperson for 3 years. She had the pleasure to sit on the Baptist Health Foundation Board and was a member of the executive committee.  She was a founding member of the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation that raises money to support education in our local high school.  She recently became involved with the Nassau County Council on Aging.  This organization provides activities and services for our aging community, including meals, transportation, health, nutrition, socialization, and much more.  


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