Jessie Mae Johnson Bryant

July 17, 1930 - April 28, 2017

07/17/1930 - 04/28/2017

Past Services

Sunday April 30, 2017
Woodland Cemetery
Holly Street
Woodland, NC 27897
Sunday April 30, 2017
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

WOODLAND, NC – Jessie Mae Johnson Bryant, known to many as “Mama Jessie”, age 86, died on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Rich Square Health & Rehabilitation, Rich Square, NC.

Mrs. Bryant was born on July 17, 1930 to the late Millard and Edla Gilliam Johnson, on the same date in 1954, she married the love of her life, David L. Bryant. Jessie retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church.

Besides her loving husband, and parents, Jessie was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Gregory, and a brother, Frank Johnson.

Jessie is survived by her two sons, Mike Bryant and wife Kim, and Tim Bryant, all of Woodland; four grandsons, Wayne Bryant and Shelly Hatcher of Conway, NC, Phillip Bryant of Washington, NC, Matt Bryant of Murfreesboro, NC, Brad Bryant and wife Emily of Murfreesboro, NC; five great-grandchildren; Brandi, Madison, David, Avery, and Barrett Bryant. Also surviving is her brother, Robert Lewis and wife Bessie of Spring Hill, LA; .

Those wishing to visit with the family may do so at the home of Mike and Kim Bryant, 497 NC 35 Hwy, Woodland, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, with, the Rev. J Brabban and Dan Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bryant family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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2 years ago

love you mama jessie miss you so much

M Jones
6 years ago

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Jackie Hayes
6 years ago

Thinking about you all during this time. Miss Jessie Mae was a very special person. I will always be thankful for her support and friendship she shared with my Dad during his last years. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Jackie Rose Hayes and Joe

Jackie Hayes
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and I have many memories of times with her. she meant a lot to my Dad and I am forever grateful for her friendship and support during the last years of his life. Thinking about you all. Love and prayers from Jackie Rose Hayes and Joe

Linwood & Evelyn Bryant
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss.

Cameron,Jesse,Shirley,EthelMae,Julia (Hoggard) and families
6 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family……

Yelba Lassiter
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. I thought a lot of Jessie Mae.

Ken & Terry
6 years ago

So Sorry For Your Loss – Sending Love And Prayers To You All

Clifton & Annette Ricks
6 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Debbie Martin
6 years ago

Miss Jessie was a very nice person and my thoughts and prayers are going to her family …May God guide and direct them at this difficult time