Rachel Elizabeth Johnson Bryant



Creeksville-Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Johnson Bryant, 78, of Maggie Valley, NC (formerly Rich Square) , died Friday, January, 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM at Haywood County Regional Medical Center in Clyde, NC. She was surrounded by her husband of 58 years, along with her 4 children, her extended children, grandchildren and lifelong friends Donnie and Nancy Daughtry and Kelly Daughtry Manning.

Mrs. Bryant was born March 1, 1938, in the Creeksville Community of Northampton County, the daughter of the late Willie Edward Johnson and Vivian Weston Johnson. She was also preceded by her unborn child, and her four sisters, Ola Mae Barrett, Pauline Martin, Gertrude Vinson and Mabel Johnson.

Glenn and Rachel Bryant were married at Creeksville Baptist Church and planned to return to Creeksville as their final resting place.

Survivors include her husband Glenn Bryant of Maggie Valley, NC; her four children, Phyllis Bryant Martin, Rob (Robby) Bryant, his fiancé' Terri, Phillip Bryant and his wife Amy, Wendy Bryant Cleaveland, her proclaimed daughter Kelly Daughtry Manning, her 7 grandchildren Bradley Martin and his wife, Stephan Bryant and his wife, Heather Bryant, Christen Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Brandon Hall and his wife and Braxton Hall and his wife; her 6 great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Martin, Brayleigh Martin, Kaleb Hall, Charlie Hall, Emma Hall, Lily Hall; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday, January 17, at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, of which is handling the arrangements.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, January 18, at Creeksville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Andy Sloan and her grandson Bradley Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.