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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Barbara Bryant

July 25, 1948October 7, 2019
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Barbara Bryant went to be with her Lord on October 7, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a devoted wife, supporting mother and grandmother, and attentive sister. She loved to travel, but her real hobby was her grandchildren. She worked as a homemaker, secretary for Holston Defense, and with the Better Business Bureau prior to retiring.

Barbara was married to Wayne Bryant for almost 25 years before his passing. After, she devoted her time and energy to raising her son and supporting her family. Her edifying presence will be missed.

She found her greatest joy in life supporting others. She would be the first to volunteer to tend to a sick loved one or stay with a nursing home bound in-law. Barbara’s propensity to give of her time and energy often exceeded her physical ability to do so, but that never delayed her. When her grandkids needed her, even for a day, she would be preparing for a long trip to meet their needs. In Barbara’s eyes, no opportunity to put her loved ones first ever went unmet. It is in that dedication to others where she will be truly missed.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Bryant; parents, Ada Greer and Emory Lawson; sisters, Ollie Lawson and Ann Lawson; and brothers, Darrell Lawson and Bob Lawson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Chris Bryant and wife Cathy; grandchildren, Reagan, Tyler, and Sarah Bryant; brothers, George Lawson and wife Betty, Herman Lawson and wife Patsy, and Mac Lawson and wife Debbie; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Barbara’s life will follow at 2:00pm with Mr. Ethan Magness officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest at 3:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Love. Friends will serve as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Chris Bryant and wife Cathy, Son
  • Reagan, Tyler, and Sarah Bryant, Grandchildren
  • George Lawson and wife Betty, Brother
  • Herman Lawson and wife Patsy, Brother
  • Mac Lawson and wife Debbie, Brother
  • Several Nieces and Nephews, Family
  • Emory and Ada Greer Lawson, Parents-Deceased
  • Wayne Bryant, Husband - Deceased
  • Ollie Lawson, Ann Lawson, Sisters-Deceased
  • Darrell Lawson, Bob Lawson, Brothers - Deceased

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Laid To Rest Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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Frank and Marcia Buck

October 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Our prayers for God’s comfort during this time of grief, sadness and Smiles for a life well lived.
We will miss her as our neighbor.

Kirk and Lola Finch

October 10, 2019

As a Foxfire resident, Barbara will be sorely missed. Her family will be in our prayers.

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Biography

Barbara Bryant was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Barbara will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Barbara Bryant went to be with her Lord on October 7, 2019 at Holston Valley Medical Center.

She was a devoted wife, supporting mother and grandmother, and attentive sister. She loved to travel, but her real hobby was her grandchildren. She worked as a homemaker, secretary for Holston Defense, and with the Better Business Bureau prior to retiring.

Barbara was married to Wayne Bryant for almost 25 years before his passing. After, she devoted her time and energy to raising her son and supporting her family. Her edifying presence will be missed.

She found her greatest joy in life supporting others. She would be the first to volunteer to tend to a sick loved one or stay with a nursing home bound in-law. Barbara’s propensity to give of her time and energy often exceeded her physical ability to do so, but that never delayed her. When her grandkids needed her, even for a day, she would be preparing for a long trip to meet their needs. In Barbara’s eyes, no opportunity to put her loved ones first ever went unmet. It is in that dedication to others where she will be truly missed.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Bryant; parents, Ada Greer and Emory Lawson; sisters, Ollie Lawson and Ann Lawson; and brothers, Darrell Lawson and Bob Lawson.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Chris Bryant and wife Cathy; grandchildren, Reagan, Tyler, and Sarah Bryant; brothers, George Lawson and wife Betty, Herman Lawson and wife Patsy, and Mac Lawson and wife Debbie; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Barbara’s life will follow at 2:00pm with Mr. Ethan Magness officiating.

Barbara will be laid to rest at 3:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Love.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.

Simply stated, Barbara was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Barbara leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Barbara Bryant.