ìHer children rise up and call her blessed.î Prov. 31:28
Gladys Bryson Huscusson, 87, of Hendersonville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at Life Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Cherokee County on September 7, 1921, to the late Lawrence Lee Bryson and Jane Derryberry Bryson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Taylor Huscusson, her daughter, Betty Joy, her brother, Herbert Bryson and her granddaughter, Sherry Renee Merrell.
She married William Taylor Huscusson in 1938 and lived in Graham County, where they raised 5 children. She was the epitome of the true southern lady. She loved having her family with her and prepared many wonderful meals for them. She shared her wisdom with her children and grandchildren during their growing-up years. She was a talented seamstress and loved to work in her flower and vegetable garden. She was a member of West Hendersonville Baptist Church and was a resident of Henderson County since 1962.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond (Peggy) of Hendersonville, and Harold Mack (Beverly Jean) of Andrews; daughters, Barbara Crisp (Don) of Palmetto, GA, Judy H. Merrell (Harvey) of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Steve Crisp (Elise), Brian Huscusson, Teresa Rose (Mike), Scott Merrell (Alease), Eric Huscusson (Melanie), Robert Merrell (Melissa), Julie Revis, Amanda Kuykendall (Terry), Sara Branch (Scott), Jeremy Ledford (Katie);great-grandchildren, Jayna Crisp, Ali, Jessica, Natalie and Adam Rose, Colton, Trent and Taylor Merrell, Savannah Huscusson, Patrick Coggins, Christopher and Savannah Kuykendall, Madison Joy Jones, Jacob and Joshua Branch, Brigitte and Ceridwen Carter and Chloe and Brianna Revis and a 20th great-grandchild is due in December; a sister Louise Stanley of Andrews and two brothers, Lyle Bryson (Catherine), of Andrews and Vincent (Yvonne) of Gastonia; and a sister-in-law Louise Huscusson Stewart of Robbinsville. She also leaves behind her special caregiver, Karen Revis.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Charles Magnet officiating. The family will receive friends and family at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
ìLove wasnít put in your heart to stay, love isnít love till you give it away.î
Dear Barbara and Don,
This tribute to your mother is beautiful. She was a true southern lady and I am blessed to have known her.
When our loved ones pass beyond our view they come into the presence of the one who made us all, where glorious love and joy come shining through. May cherished memories bring peace and comfort as you face the days ahead. It has been said that “A sunset on earth is a sunrise in heaven.”
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace.
We love you,
Rebecca, Jerry, and Buddy
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know that you have great peace in knowing that she is in heaven.
Dear Ray, Peggy, Brian, Eric, & Melanie,
We are so sorry for your loss. Mamaw, was a wonderful lady and it was an honor to have known her. Our prayers are with you.
Love, Judy & Chris
Barbara,Don, and family, we are saddened to know of the loss of your mother. It is never easy to loose a mother. There is just always an empty spot of loss. We wish we could be there with you today, but just know that we are there in spirit for you. May God comfort you during this time of loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady, and I will miss seeing her with you at church. We will see you when you get home. We love and care for you both.
I was one of Mrs Huscusson’s Meals on Wheels people and it was always a pleasure to serve her.
She really was a lovely ‘Southern Lady’.
She will be missed by the MOW people and most certainly her family.
Dear Barbara, Don and Family,
We are so sorry about the loss of your Mother. We are so glad we got to know her on her visits with you all. She was certainly a sweet person and a joy to be around. You will always miss her. You will always love.
You will have some wonderful memories. She experienced a devastating disease, which was not her fault, but you loved and cared for her with all your heart. Our prayers are with you all. We love you.
J.T. and Billie
Raymond, Peggy,Brian and Eric;
We are so sorry to hear about Glady’s passing away. I had many fun talks with her when she lived on Willow Rd. She was a very special lady. You all will be in our prayers.
Ray and family, I was blessed to have a chance to get to know and spend some time with your mother a few years back.
Know I am holding you in my prayers.k