August 18, 1950 ~ January 7, 2022

Born in: Edneyville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Zinnia Searcy Bryant passed away on January 7, 2022 at the Asheville Specialty Hospital at the age of 71. Zinnia was born August 18, 1950 in Edneyville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Myrtle Searcy, husband John D. Bryant and daughter Donna Butler.

She is survived by one son John Bryant of Asheville, NC and one daughter Kelly Searcy Entas (Nick Entas) of Huntersville, NC. She leaves four grandchildren Isaiah Bryant, Elizabeth Faye and Katherine and Nicholas Entas. She is also survived by two brothers; Rufus and Shiskey Searcy of Asheville, NC.

Zinnia made her occupation as a homemaker; she shuttled numerous kids to all the events for years but most importantly helped take care of her mother for so many years as she was ailing in health. She missed her Mama immensely after she passed in 2020 and now, they are reunited along with her faithful husband John and first daughter Donna.

The family will have a small celebration of her life in the coming weeks to place Zinnia’s ashes in their final resting place next to her Mama and husband.

In lieu of flowers, consider a contribution in her memory to a medical fund to help close out her expenses from a long stay in the hospital.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mom. Wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead and you/family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. We are so sorry for your loss, we are keeping you all covered in prayer and rejoicing that she is in heaven and suffering no more. Hugs, love and many prayers. Milo Searcy and family.

  3. So sorry to hear of Zinnias passing. Ill remember her as a wonderfull and sweet person. May God bless the family in a special way.

  4. My sincere condolences to Zinnia’s family and friends. My fond childhood memories of her at the Nelon Family Reunions, was her smile and joy of life. With Love and Prayers to her children, grandchildren and siblings.


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