Lawrence Harrison Bryson
A Caring and Kind Man
Canton - Lawrence Harrison Bryson, age 61, entered into his eternal heavenly home on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Lawrence was born Friday, October 18, 1957 in Haywood County to the late William Harrison Bryson and the late Juanita Baxter Bryson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, William Baxter, Sonny Henderson, and Vernon Bryson and a sister, Marquetta Gentry.
Lawrence had made his home in Haywood County most of his life except for the past year that he had resided in Asheville. As Lawrence would always say, "I have worked all of my life," having been employed in several factories in Western North Carolina. Mr. Bryson had honorably served his country in the United States Army. One of his favorite pastimes was going fishing every chance he had and we shall never forget his wonderful, memorable laugh! Lawrence truly had a big heart and loved his family dearly. He never met a stranger and he will forever be remembered for his kind and caring heart. We shall miss Lawrence deeply, but he will forever remain in our hearts.
Surviving are his son, Jason Haney of Raleigh; siblings, Milton Baxter and Etha of Sanford, Charles Bryson and Norma of Canton, Dennis Bryson and Pat of Canton, Terry Miller and John of Canton, and Marsha Bryson of Canton; nephews, Shaun Bryson, Milton Baxter, Jr., Charles Bryson, Jr., and Shelley Bryson; nieces, Crystal Douglas, Monica Bryson, Machelle Bryson, Melynda Bryson, Jennifer Miller, Danaka Bryson, Crystel Henderson and Joyce Briggs; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends, including a special friend, Billy McDowell.
The funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home with Military Honors. Pastor Pam Johnson will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Bryson family.