Harry and Bryant Funeral Home in Charlotte, North Carolina, has a history of more than 130 years providing thoughtful funeral and memorial services. Our funeral directors and staff are here to assist your family with important decisions while providing the care and respect they deserve.
- Catered Receptions
- Event Space
- Funeral Celebrants
Beautiful funeral home location
Our Chapel in the Oaks is a welcoming location for your funeral or memorial service, providing an elegant setting for families and friends to gather. Located in historic Charlotte, our funeral home is one of the oldest properties in the Myers Park neighborhood. Harry and Bryant Funeral Home operates as a full-service facility and lends itself well to funeral and memorial services, visitations and catered receptions.
Services tailored for you
In addition to a beautiful location, our staff will help you create a memorable tribute for yourself or a loved one. Whether you are planning ahead for a funeral service or requiring immediate assistance, all of our services are tailor-made to fulfill your wishes both in style and price. As we sit with you, we'll listen to stories and get to know your family. We take those details and incorporate them into a funeral or memorial service that reflects your loved one with dignity. Everyone at Harry and Bryant Funeral Home has the experience to design a service to your family’s needs, including a full range of religious services.
Local funerals and cremations
As the oldest operating funeral home in Mecklenburg County, we pride ourselves on delivering full-service care with a local touch. We are proud to serve the funeral and cremation needs of the Charlotte community. We invite you and your loved ones to stop by and meet with our funeral directors, or to tour our spacious funeral home.
Harry and Bryant Funeral Home has been serving the residents of Charlotte since 1883. It is the city’s oldest funeral service. As the oldest continuously operating funeral home in Mecklenburg County, we are committed to providing care and respect during your most difficult times.
J.M. Harry Company began in the 1st block of West Trade Street as a division of Andrews Music Company. At that time, John M. Harry was a young man and head of the Undertaking Division of Andrews Music Company. In 1924, James R. Bryant, Sr. came to work for Harry. In 1929, the company moved to 406 North Tryon Street into a home that was converted from a private residence. The space, now empty of its original building, is located diagonally across Tryon Street from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
James partnered with Harry, and the name changed to Harry and Bryant Co. When Harry died in 1943, James became the sole owner. In the late 40s, James moved the business to its current location at 500 Providence Road and was told it would never work because he was "too far out in the country."
The present building that houses our funeral home was built as a private residence just after the turn of the century. Our 1st addition was the Chapel in the Oaks. The chandeliers, originally equipped for both gas and electricity, were brought to the new location and still provide lighting and beauty today. Shortly after adding the chapel, a wing with a library and staterooms was added on the east side of the building.
A tradition in Charlotte
James’ sons joined him in the business—James R. Bryant Jr. in 1945 and Donald G. Bryant in 1950. James and Donald not only continued the exemplary funeral service established by their father and Harry, but were also church leaders and little league baseball sponsors, as well as promoters of other worthwhile civic organizations. Harry and Bryant continues sponsorship of the baseball team and holds the distinction of being the oldest continuous sponsor of little league baseball in the world.
Although we have broadened our focus to make every service tailor-made and personal, Harry and Bryant Funeral Home continues to uphold a tradition of funeral service in Charlotte. After more than 130 years, we welcome the opportunity to serve the families in the dignified manner established by our founders.