Marvin Jerry Bryant
January 29, 1950 – January 5, 2019
Marvin Jerry Bryant, of South Charlotte, entered this life on January 29, 1950, in Charlotte, NC, and passed away at his home on Saturday, January 5, 2019.
Jerry graduated from Independence High School in 1968 and spent his working career as a gate agent starting with Piedmont Airlines and via mergers, retired from American Airlines after 37 years. He had a lifetime passion for anything aeronautic.
He was married to Vickie Switzer Bryant on September 19, 1992.
Jerry was predeceased by his grandparents, Oscar and Cora Byrum, and Clem and Betty Bryant, and also his father, Jerome "Jake" Bryant.
He is lovingly survived by his mother, Lucille Byrum Bryant; his sister, Sissy (Tony) Bryant Goldsmith; and his children, Heidi (Shannon) Bryant Jaremko Pawlak, and Marvin Kyle Bryant. Also, by his grandchildren, Emma and Myles Jaremko; and his extended family of in-laws, coworkers, friends, Precious, and cats. All affections were mutual with Jerry. He was the kind of person that once you met him, you knew him as a loyal friend.
A memorial service will be held at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road, Matthews, NC 28105, at 1PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019, officiated by Dr. H. W. “Buddy” Pigg. The family will receive friends at the church an hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church at the above address, or to the Vickie Bryant Animal Rescue Fund at (Jack) Miller Animal Hospital, 10638 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Marvin Jerry Bryant
linda teague kershner
January 9, 2019
such a kind soul. he will be missed.
Dianne and Jerry Kennedy
January 8, 2019
To the family of Jerry Bryant: It is hard to find words to describe how sorry we are for your loss. Our families have been close for years and I remember many good times with you all when we were at Mt. Harmony and how often our parents were together. Lucille and Jerome would often invite us to eat with them after church and Jerry, Sissy, Charles and I would have the best time all afternoon! We are so sorry, but we know Jerry is now free from the health problems that he carried most of his life. He is rejoicing with his dad and all is well now. It doesn't take away our loss for our loved ones but it gives us peace knowing he is well now. God bless the entire family and treasure the precious memories you all share. Love and prayers for all of you. Jerry and Lucille have always been very strong and have never lost faith or hope. Jerry has set a good example of having faith and enjoying life in sometimes difficult times. May God bless and keep each of you.
January 7, 2019
I met Jerry through his wife, Vicki. I met Vicki through a cat rescue. Little did I know, since I am a flight attendant, I probably met Jerry first at airport.
Jerry was such a kind soul. Everytime I saw him after the introduction, he always thanked me for helping his wife with homeless cats.
I noticed him slowing down over past couple of years, but didn't think anything of it. He had such a will to live and never complained.
We have lost a good person too soon.
My prayers and condolences to his human family and cat family.