Lloyd Frank Bryson

lloyd bryson

February 16, 1947 ~ May 12, 2024

Born in: Henderson County, North Carolina
Resided in: Mills River, North Carolina

Lloyd Frank Bryson, 77, of Mills River, died Sunday, May 12, 2024 at The Lodge at Mills River.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the husband of Susan (Jones) Bryson of Mills River, and the son of the late Frank Everett and Margaret (Whitaker) Bryson.

Lloyd was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He worked in the plastic injection molding industry for many years repairing that machinery. He loved farming and grew vegetables for the commercial market in addition to working in industry at night. He also grew several acres of hay. In retirement, he helped neighbors farm and repaired farm machinery.

He was faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, operating the sound system for years. Lloyd professed faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by two sisters: Linda B. Smith and her husband Ben of Mills River, and Marie Speagle and her husband Glenn of Plymouth, NH; four nephews, and one niece.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on May 21 at Emmanuel Baptist Church located on North Mills River Road with Pastor Ron Benzing officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 1170 N. Mills River Rd., Mills River, N.C. 28759.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: May 21, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Emmanuel Baptist Church
1170 N. Mills River Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

Celebration of Life: May 21, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Emmanuel Baptist Church
1170 N. Mills River Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

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  1. Worked with Lloyd at Magnavox /Philips in Arden N.C. a very fine person He was always their to help out where he could My God Bless his family

  2. Lloyd served Emmanuel Baptist faithfully because he knew and loved his Savior, Jesus. The Mills River Community knew and loved him for his gentle spirit and availability to assist anyone in need. We will miss him for now but join the Raptured Church and meet him in the air. Pastor Ron Benzing

  3. Mr Bryson will be missed, bought many bales of hay from him and enjoyed listening to the stories he would tell me. He will be greatly missed.

  4. I had some classes with Mr. Bryson at AB Tech back in 08-09. He was a very knowledgeable and kind man. His many years of experience in machine maintenance was a great help to the rest of us students.

  5. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers Susan you and your husband was always a Blessing to my father and our family bought some good Vegetables from you your husband was a Special man

  6. Susan, so sorry to hear about Lloyd. I only met him a few times, but I know he was a kind and humble man and will be missed by you and the Mills River community. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sandy Kanupp

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