LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Matthew Dennis Bryant, age 28, of Linwood Road in Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Asbury United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Masks are required for all services.
Matthew was born June 6, 1993 in Mecklenburg County to Shannon Burns Mitchem and the late Dennis Kit Bryant. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by grandfathers, Ernest Ronald Bryant and Robert Edward Burns; step-grandfather, Billy Dean Mitchem Sr., and uncle, Chuck Eugene Burns. He worked for Blythe Construction, Incorporated, as a project engineer. Matthew graduated from North Lincoln High School in 2011. He then graduated from Western Carolina University in 2016 with a BS degree in construction management.
“Matty B” was the life of the party. He was the person everyone wanted to meet and be. His smile and laugh were contagious, his heart was big, and he knew how to have a good time. He loved his mom, mamaw, and sisters unconditionally. He enjoyed fishing and baseball, but his most favorite thing was being Gracen’s daddy. His young mischievous charm changed into being the best man and dad for Gracen. His lifelong motto was to live life to the fullest and he definitely did just that. He will always be loved by so many.
He is survived by a daughter, Gracen Kit Bryant, and her mother Molly Boyles; mother, Shannon Mitchem and stepfather Ronnie of Lincolnton; sisters, MaKenzie Lynn Mitchem, Amanda Gail Bryant, and Ashley Bryant Moncree (Andre Moncree), all of Lincolnton; maternal grandmother, Virginia Burns of Lincolnton; paternal grandmother, Nancy Bryant of Hamlet, NC; step-grandmother, Pat Mitchem; uncles, Robert Gregory Burns of Lincolnton, Ronald Bryant of Hamlet, NC, and Billy Mitchem, Jr. of Lincolnton; aunts, Tammy Byrd of Mooresville, and Denise Bryant of Albemarle; and nieces and nephews, Tylan McLain, Alyssa McLain, Trevor Robinson, Justis Robinson, and Dreley Moncree.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the trust fund for Gracen Kit Bryant, c/o State Employees Credit Union, PO Box 6, Lincolnton, NC 28093.
Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton, N.C. is serving the Bryant family.