Mildred Ann Bryson, of Cullowhee, died on March 3, 2016 at the age of 71. She was the daughter of late Eva Pauline Ashe Conner and the late Victor Connor. She was the wife of the late Johnny Edward Bryson of Dillsboro.
Her children included Robert Jumper, Vicky Jumper, Patty Jumper, John Bryson, Steven Bryson, Eva Bryson, Justin Jumper, Chris Farmer, Kendra Fox, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by brothers, Herbert Conner, L.C. Conner, Veldie Conner, Victor Conner and a sister, Jean Davis.
She is survived by her sisters, Shila Blankenship and Doris Fallon, and a brother, Henry Conner.
Her focus and love in life were her children, and she devoted all of her time and resources to helping her kids and others. She was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ; loved studying her Bible and her desire was for everyone to come to a saving knowledge and acceptance of the Lord. She was a member of Cullowhee Valley Baptist Church.
There will be a simple gathering and celebration of her life at 7pm on Tuesday, March 8 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Service with the Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the Service at the Funeral Home from 6-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, please donate Bibles in Mildred’s name through the ministry of Gideon International (www.gideons.org or call 615-564-5000), make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org, or donate to Jackson County NC’s Community Table (www.communitytable.org or call 828-586-6792).
An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com