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.
Massey Funeral Homes - Jackson
Tuesday January 17th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
313 W. Jefferson St.
Jackson, NC 27845
Creeksville Baptist Church
Wednesday January 18th, 2017
126 Jenkins Mill Road
Conway, NC 27820
Special Instructions: Rev. Andy Sloan and Grandson Bradley Martin OfficatingText me the address
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Mr. Bryant and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs Bryant was a special woman and I really enjoyed getting to know her. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family in the days to come.
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Submitted by Kayla Kolp on Jan 24 2017 09:13:28 AM
It’s ok to grieve for mom and shed our tears,
For we rejoice, because she lived.
We will always remember the moment she was gone,
Let’s cherish her memory, so that she lives on!
She touched our lives in so many ways
Turned sad and gloomy into sunny days…
Our hearts are broken, but for only a season
We are prepared for this, and mom is the reason…
I miss you Mom and I Love dearly!
Submitted by Rob Bryant on Jan 18 2017 09:17:33 PM
Linwood and Evelyn Bryant lit a candle for Rachel Elizabeth Johnson Bryant
Linwood and Evelyn Bryant lit a candle on Jan 17 2017 08:00:51 PM
Glenn and family, sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God place his loving hands on each of your hearts and his love and promise of our salvation sustain each of you through your faith at this time of grief. Wayne & Marilyn Smith
Submitted by Wayne Smith on Jan 17 2017 05:56:52 PM
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Amy Bryant lit a candle on Jan 16 2017 08:46:42 AM
Mom will truly be missed, she was a Godly lady that I could talk to about anything and always had the right answers. I will miss the smal talks we had . I know she is in Heaven pain free and walking the streets of gold. I am so thankful I had a mother in law like her that put me under her wings and treated me as one of her on.
I Love you and will miss you dearly!!!!
Submitted by Amy Bryant on Jan 16 2017 08:40:55 AM
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Willie Williamson lit a candle on Jan 15 2017 08:13:33 AM
Glen and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Rachel, she will surely be missed. You always had a smile on your face every time I saw you in Creeksville. Maggie Valley has lost an angel and Creeksville has gained one.
Submitted by Willie Williamson and family on Jan 15 2017 08:12:03 AM
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