Lawrence Harrison Bryson

Friday, October 18, 1957 - Monday, December 31, 2018

A Caring and Kind Man

Photo of Lawrence Harrison Bryson  - 1957-2018

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.

Condolences from family and friends

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My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Juanita Dixon
May you all be comforted by God's perfect peace. Genuine souls like Lawrence's are truly a rare find in this world. Heaven is a little brighter and may you find solace in that he is reunited with your other family members.
Vikki Conley-Ikard
So very sorry for the loss of Lawrence. As part of the Class of 76, he will be deeply missed and forever in our memories. May God grant you much comfort and peace, strength and courage in the coming days. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl McFalls Summey
Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. I think about you all often. I will be keeping you and your precious family in my prayers. Hugs to you all .
Gail Burrell
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your love one if there is anything at all we can do please don't hesitate to call us.
Randy and Tammy McDowell
The Class of 76 sends its deepest sympathy in the loss of our dear classmate. Lawrence will surely be missed by all of us. His smile brightened our days and his laughter rang through the halls of Pisgah and we’ll never forget. May God bring comfort to all his family. The Pisgah High Class of 76
Class of 76
Classmate class of 76 thoughts and prayers to the family
Kathy Smith Holmes
You guys are like a second family to the 08. Lawrence and Billy, what can I say. We live love all of you, and we morn your loss of Lawrence. A warm and wonderful man, a special friend since childhood. Please, let us know if there is anything we can do. The 08 Loves the Brysons,
Julia Mills Hicks