Joann W Bryant

February 14, 1947October 6, 2020

Joann W. Bryant, 73, of Wilson passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

At the request of the family, graveside services will be private.

Joann was a teacher assistant at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson, NC, volunteered with Wilson Medical Center, and taught sign language to senior citizens locally. She also loved her furbabies, Zoie and Lilly.

Surviving are her sister-in-law, Annie Lee Horn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bryant, and her parents, Fred Alfred and Josephine Daniel Waltman.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


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Linda Barbee

October 10, 2020

Joann was a caring person. We shared a lot of laughs at E N C S D. I am sorry for the family’s loss. I will remember you in my prayers.

Cathy Allen

October 9, 2020

Joann was a special loving person to many deaf children. She and Richard Glover were great Cloggers. They taught the children to dance also. What a great performance.
She went an extra mile for ENCSD and all the students.
ENCSD needs many staff that cared as much as Joann did for years.
May God bless her family!

RIP Joann 🤟🤟🏽🤟🏻🤟🏾

Jean Barnes

October 9, 2020

I worked with Joann for many years while working at ENCSD. She was a wonderful houseparent in the dorm in Vestak Hall. She was a very sweet person and she cared deeply for the deaf kids at the school and her coworkers also. She was a wonderful friend and she enjoyed working with Richard Gkover and the ENCSD Cloggers. She was a skilled clogger. I enjoyed watching their performances. Joann will definitely be missed.

Daviddcunningham Cunningham

October 9, 2020

I worked with Joann for many years. Joann was a wonderful friend and coworker at ENCSD. She was a wonderful houseparent, very dependable and a loyal friend. She will be missed.

Kimberly Mason

October 9, 2020

Joann , U were one of sweet lady and right person to talk to u always give us time to listen back then... U were great with children.. Also U taught students how to dance clogger then u and Richard came among with other children and clogging together... Great memories... U are were one of good houseparent to many of us girls. Very gentle and great listerner... Rest in Peace Joann. We at ENCSD loved U!!

Wendi Batts

October 9, 2020

Joann was such a wonderful person, she was so good to my baby for many years in the afternoons at ENCSD, she even gave me a baby shower hosted by her, Thelma, and the children staying in the dorm. She was an excellent employee!! ENCSD has truly missed having dedicated staff like her. I loved hearing about her cruises, she enjoyed them so much! Peace and prayers to the family!! 🤟❤️

Beth Chapman

October 9, 2020

Joann - Rest in Peace. ENCSD was a better place to work because of you. You will be missed. 🤟

Thomas Brown

October 8, 2020

Rest in peace my friend! God speed.


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