Barbara Lewis Bryant, 81, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Sandy Ridge, Candor, NC. 


Barbara was a native of Moore County. She graduated from Elise High School and Cosmetology School.  Barbara owned and operated her on Beauty Salon for many years. She was loved by all her customers. Barbara was an active member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church  and the Robbins community. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara was the youngest daughter of the late Martin Luther and Mollie P. Williams Lewis and was preceded in death by her husband: Henry J. Bryant Sr.; brothers: Everette Lewis Sr., Williard Lewis; sister: Doris Lewis Dutcher.


Barbara is survived by sons: Henry J. Bryant, Jr. and wife Jill, of Asheboro, Wayne Bryant and wife, Janet of Aberdeen, grandchildren: Lauren Butterfield and husband Jedediah, Lindsey Goy and husband Devon, brother: Robert Lewis. 


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home..


Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, P O Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325.   


 Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Bryant family.


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  1. I have such good memories of Barbara from my first haircut to our church memories She could always put a smile on my face She will be missed my Thoughts and prayers for boys and families

  2. I can remember the best times I had with my sweet Granny Barbara as a child, how she let us play beauty parlor in her beauty salon, how she took us to “Farmers Day” each summer in the quaint town of Robbins, NC where my sister and I always got some sort of souvenir such as spray painted cowgirl hats, painted faces, or flower crowns that made us feel like princesses.

    I remember how when my dad was sick growing up she would meet us at the hospital and spend hours riding the elevators with us and jumping up and down trying to get it stuck. She had a mischievous streak and that’s one of the things I loved most!

    I’ll always remember her amazing sense of fashion too. Not matter what the occasion she was always dressed to the nines and had a pair of trendy new shoes to go along with her outfit of the day. This is definitely where I got my love for shoes and passion for fashion!

    And I’ll always remember the warmth of her home and snuggling up with her fat kitties and a glass of fresca and orange juice (pretty sure this is why I now love mimosas so much).

    My Granny Barbara was no ordinary lady that’s for sure. She always had the spunk to put you in your place but with the sweetest smile! She was a true lady and treasured by so many.

    We will always remember you my sweet Granny Barbara. May you rest in peace and find joy in all your days in heaven. I know you’re with Mimi now and you all will be having the best time!

    Miss you and love you so much, until I see you again. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Oh how we lived to come to your shop. All us Cockman girls learned so much about beauty, style, grace and sophistication from you. Wonderful moments were spent with you as Mom(MAry Jane) or sister Lorna had their hair done. You taught me how to put my hair up into a French Twist. RIP Sweet Barbara. You were loved and hearing of your passing has brought back smiles and precious memories.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Barbara was a very kind lady..I thought alot of her.She will be missed by many. My prayers are for the family……

  5. My prayers for the family, especially Henry and Wayne……She was a wonderful lady, thought alot of your Mother..

  6. Barbara, you were one of the sweetest people I have ever known. You will always be on my mind and in my heart. May GOD grant peace and strength to your loved ones.

  7. Barbara was such a sweet lady…spent many a day in her salon growing up. Her kindness and smile will always be remembered.

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