Rachel J. Bryant

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

Mrs. Bryant

Mrs. Bryant

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 an 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, and Wendy Bryant Cleaveland; her proclaimed daughter, Kelly Daughtry Manning; her seven 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 six great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Martin, Brayleigh Martin, Kaleb Hall, Charlie Hall, Emma Hall, and Lily Hall; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, of which is handling the arrangements.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Creeksville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Andy Sloan and her grandson Bradley Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.