Birth Date: 10/29/1939
Deceased Date: 04/10/2021
Smithfield, N.C. Angeline “Angie” Faye Johnson Bryant died Saturday, April 10, 2021. Born October 29, 1939, Angie was the daughter of the late Edward Eli and Ava Ruth Byrd Johnson. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Bobby Wilton Bryant, sisters Margie Johnson Pope (Harold), Lettie Oneice Jones (Bud), and brother Bobby Jerold Johnson (Margie). Surviving are her son Steven Bobby Bryant of the home, brother Bill G. Johnson of Smithfield, and several nieces and nephews. Angie cherished her family, friends, community, and her church.
A graduate of Smithfield High School, Angie attended Hardbarger Business School and Johnston Technical Institute. Her professional career spanned 33 years with the North Carolina Department of Insurance where she served in the administrations of commissioners Lanier, Ingram, and Long.
For more than 25 years, Angie was a faithful, active member of Pisgah Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on various committees, her favorite being Relay for Life. After retirement, she was appointed to The Johnston County Heritage Center Commission and served for 3 years. She enjoyed traveling and visited England, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, and Israel. An avid gardener, Angie felt closer to nature and God when working in her gardens of daffodils, day lilies, and bearded iris. On her many garden tours, she always returned with another plant, usually an English or American boxwood. She considered Charleston and Williamsburg as small glimpses of heaven.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday April 14, 2021, in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens, officiated by The Reverend Dade Sherman. Family members will greet before the service. Covid rules will be respected. Rather than flowers, Angie had requested that memorial contributions be made to The Johnston County Heritage Center, P.O. Box 2709, Smithfield, N.C. 27577, The North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, 4630 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699, or charity of choice.
A special thank you to the administration and staff of Smithfield Manor for their kindness, understanding, and love over the past 3 years. Two special friends, Loretta Harrison of Raleigh and Jean Woody of Chesapeake, Va., are to be commended for their many years of loyalty and friendship.
Services are being performed by Underwood Funeral Home in Smithfield, NC.