Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Jackie Dean Bryson

September 16, 1951July 6, 2019

Waynesville-Jackie Dean Bryson, 67 passed away at home on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Jackie was born in Haywood County on September 16, 1951, to the late Ruby Bryson Reece. She was a hard working woman who loved being outside and walking in the mountains. Jackie was straightforward with a dry sense of humor, but also very kind hearted. She would do without so that others would have what they needed. Jackie had a heart for all animals. She was a great nurse having worked in numerous facilities in Haywood and Buncombe Counties.

In addition to her mother, Jackie was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Isabelle Bryson; brother, Roy Bryson; niece Sheena Bryson; and stepbrother, Bobby Joe Nelson.

Jackie is survived by her stepbrother, Carroll Nelson (Jean); sister, Carla N. Messer; lifelong best friend/chosen family, Beth Earley; stepsisters, Elizabeth Bryson and Sue Capps (Carl); sister-in-law, Sharon Bryson; niece, Shanna Hall; nephews, Jeremy Messer and Clayton Bryson; and her precious dogs, Tuffy and Little Girl.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverend Eric Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Inman Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to SARGES Animal Rescue or the Haywood County Animal Shelter. The family would like to thank the Haywood County Sherriff’s Office, EMS, and Rescue Squad.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, July 10, 2019


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Angela & Josh Putnam

July 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends. She was a very sweet good hearted woman. She did love her dogs little girl would always run down to our house when a loud noise (thunder or gun shot) would go off. . . We had the pleasure of meeting her and being her neighbor. We want to offer our condolences in this time of grievence.

Josh & Angela
Close Neighbors to Jackie and Clayton

Sue & Wayne Oates

July 8, 2019

Carla, Shanna, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, we are so sorry for your loss.