Mrs. Edna Phillips Bryson, 94, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021. She was born October 12, 1926 in Macon County to the late James Roy Phillips and Octia Henry Phillips. Edna was a lifelong resident in Highlands and was married to the late Walter Neville Bryson who preceded her in death July 2010. She worked at Bryson Gulf Service in Highlands for 35 years. Edna loved to sew, quilt and needlepoint. She loved her family and enjoyed time spent with them and her grandchildren. Edna earned a Bachelor Degree at Brevard College. She was a member at the Highlands United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bryson is survived by two sons, Jim Bryson (Sheila) and Mike Bryson (Becki); five grandchildren, Ryan Bryson, Josh Bryson, Jennifer Bauer, Jaime Miller and Maegan Gallira; four great-grandchildren, Rylee Bryson, Laney Bryson, Kinsley Bryson and Wesley James Miller; a daughter in law, Margaret Vinson Bryson.
In addition to her husband and parents, Edna is preceded in death by her son, Ned Bryson, two sisters, Evelyn Crowe and Mary Wood; a brother, James Phillips.
A funeral service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Highlands United Methodist Church in the Faith and Fellowship Center with the Rev. Randy Lucas and Rev. Paul Christy officiating. Burial will follow at Highlands Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1:00pm-2:00pm prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Ryan Bryson, Josh Bryson, Dennis Wilson, Jaime Miller, Jennifer Bauer and Brian Bauer.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to Highlands United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1959, Highlands, NC 28741.
Bryant Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Bryson family. Online condolences can be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com