Lloyd Aaron Bryant Jr.March 15, 1932 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 86)
BRYANT Jr, Lloyd Aaron “Junie”; The man. The myth. The legend. Junie Bryant, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2018. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 15, 1932 and graduated from the old John Marshall High School in 1949. Junie was a Navy man, spending four years in the service before his daughter Valerie was born. He was proud of the fact that he landed a cushy job on the Admiral’s barge. Two years later his daughter Laurie was born. A 32nd degree Mason, Junie was a proud member of the Northside Lodge #292. He also served as a deacon at Northside Baptist Church. He was a special man, who possessed a generous spirit and a loving and kind heart. Junie loved prime rib and Captain D’s oyster platters, fishing with Ned Stevens, and telling “to make a long story short” stories. He also loved taking trips to Atlantic City to play Baccarat and going to the Charles Town horse races in West Virginia. Junie worked for over thirty years at Home Beneficial Life Insurance. He always said he never had a job he really liked, but the insurance job was great anyway because it gave him lots of free time to take his wife and daughters on multiple vacations each year. From the 1964 New York World’s Fair to Tijuana, Mexico, he made every road trip an adventure. Junie was a fix-it man with a shed full of tools, all in perfect order. In fact, he liked to have everything in order. As a teenager Junie was known to drive fast cars and appreciate a good fist fight, jumping in occasionally if needed. Being the family man that he was, he visited his mother every day of his life. After she passed away, he visited both of his sisters every day. He particularly loved his cousins, Yippy Collier and Marvin Talley. The first thing people will think of when they remember Junie Bryant will probably be one of his funny stories. Junie lost his childhood sweetheart and wife Lois Anne in 1976. Ten years later he met Gloria Statton, who later became his wife and best friend. Lloyd “Junie” Bryant was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd A. Bryant, Sr. and his mother, Nettie Godsey Bryant. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois Stevens Bryant and his sisters, Dahlia Bryant Marshall and Kathryn Martin Williams. Junie is survived by his wife, Gloria Owens Statton and his daughters, Laurie Bryant Middleton, and Valerie Dale Bryant and stepson, Robert Statton. Junie is also survived by his grandchildren, Aaron Webb (Drew), Hayley Krevonick (Webb), Jordan Mantlo, Terasa Quesada, and his future great-grandchild, Baby Reid Krevonick. Finally, Junie is survived by his niece, Kay Farley, and nephew, Mel Williams (Robin), his cousin, Marvin Talley (Mary Anne), and special friend, Betty Martinez. The family will receive friends, Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 1 - 2 pm at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy, Mechanicsville, VA, where a Memorial Service will be held beginning at 2 p.m.