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Jackie Bryson

    Jackie Bryson was born on July 8, 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina the second child to Eldone and Alberta Bryson of Six Mile, South Carolina. He has an older brother named Wade, one step brother Lester (deceased), and two half-sisters, Tonya and Tammy. His father’s ancestry were Appalachian natives of Bryson City, North Carolina. His mother’s ancestry were coal miner families of West Virginia. Due to his parents absence related to employment, he was raised by his grandparents Charles and Mary Bryson the first six years of his life. The Brysons moved to Theodore, Alabama in 1959. His father remarried in 1961 to Stella Whigham of Millry, Alabama and moved his family back to Six Mile, South Carolina in 1966. Jackie was educated in Mobile County, Alabama and Pickens County, South Carolina schools, graduating in 1972 from D W Daniel High School in Six Mile, South Carolina.    On June 3, 1976 Jackie married Nancy Jackson a native of Six Mile, South Carolina. To their union were born three children, two boys and one girl; Mark in 1979, Cynthia in 1984, and Adam in 1986. Jackie and Nancy’s three children, their spouses and eight grandchildren, all reside in South Carolina. In 1977 Jackie attended Anderson Baptist College in Anderson, South Carolina one year as a music major.    Jackie during and after high school held several odd jobs as a country/bluegrass/gospel  singer/musician, a road construction worker, and an over-the-road motor freight handler. After he got married he worked for twenty years in the field of general maintenance; twelve years for Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina, seven years for Pickens County, South Carolina and one year with Southwest Freight Lines. In 1996 Jackie moved back to Theodore, Alabama after being forced to retire early due to health related problems.     To say that music is a part of Jackie and his family’s life would be an understatement. Jackie learned to play the guitar and bass fiddle at a very early age and God blessed him with a natural ability to sing. Jackie was only nine years old when he appeared on the “Jack Hardwell Friendly Variety Show” in Mobile, Alabama for six months in 1962, playing for country music artist Luke McDaniel and gospel singer Boots Barnes. He was under contract for one year as a session musician and singer during his junior and senior years of high school with United Low Country Music in Hampton, South Carolina. This one year contract gave him the unique opportunity to play on recordings with legendary George Morgan and Jennie C. Riley! Jackie’s father Eldone has been a world class luthier for the past fifty years, crafting, building, and repairing stringed instruments for famous recording artist and locals. His father, a talented singer/musician in his own right, once played with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe! Jackie has also played, sang and recorded with fifteen to twenty different country, bluegrass, and gospel groups, including Charlie Moore, Bill Napier and the Melody Rangers. Jackie wrote two country/bluegrass songs registered with the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)…“Things Still Seem Wrong” and “I’m a Hillbilly Boy”. Jackie, along with some family and friends under the recording name of “Azalea Bluegrass”, currently have two bluegrass cd recordings available for purchase. Jackie has often said that he has played and sang more festivals, parties, functions, sings, churches and “gigs” than can be counted! Jackie is currently helping take care of his elderly parents. His father’s poor health has rendered him unable to do any instrument building or repair in the past year. Jackie, nor any of his family, have his father’s skill of lutherie. As a result, his father’s shop has around two hundred work orders for instruments waiting to be repaired or built. Music truly has been Jackie’s whole life… Jackie’s only regret…not being an apprentice in his father’s shop thru the years.    Jackie was saved and baptized during his high school years at the age of seventeen under the ministry of his long time pastor Bro. Larry Lowery in 1970, while attending church with his family at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Six Mile, South Carolina. Jackie’s son Mark was ordained as a deacon New Beginnings Baptist Church. Jackie joined The Baptist Chapel in 2004. He often sings and plays specials during The Baptist Chapel services. He is one of the most faithful to share his talents in song and an occasion joke at each quarterly “Fifth Sunday Night Sing” at The Baptist Chapel. He is faithful to be in his “spot” weekly. He enjoys helping others share their talents in solos, duets, trios, quartets or assembles during The Baptist Chapel services by singing and playing with them or just playing guitar for them while they sing the Gospel in song. His time is currently consumed with helping take care of his elderly parents. As well as attending church, Jackie also enjoys church functions, his church family, singing church specials, playing guitar and bass fiddle, “jam session” with other singers and musicians, deer hunting, drawing, old westerns, Waffle House and family time.
The Baptist Chapel, 10431 Old Pascagoula Road, Grand Bay, Alabama 36541 :: Phone:  (251) 957-6982
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Spotlight

Jackie Bryson

    Jackie Bryson was born on July 8, 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina the second child to Eldone and Alberta Bryson of Six Mile, South Carolina. He has an older brother named Wade, one step brother Lester (deceased), and two half-sisters, Tonya and Tammy. His father’s ancestry were Appalachian natives of Bryson City, North Carolina. His mother’s ancestry were coal miner families of West Virginia. Due to his parents absence related to employment, he was raised by his grandparents Charles and Mary Bryson the first six years of his life. The Brysons moved to Theodore, Alabama in 1959. His father remarried in 1961 to Stella Whigham of Millry, Alabama and moved his family back to Six Mile, South Carolina in 1966. Jackie was educated in Mobile County, Alabama and Pickens County, South Carolina schools, graduating in 1972 from D W Daniel High School in Six Mile, South Carolina.    On June 3, 1976 Jackie married Nancy Jackson a native of Six Mile, South Carolina. To their union were born three children, two boys and one girl; Mark in 1979, Cynthia in 1984, and Adam in 1986. Jackie and Nancy’s three children, their spouses and eight grandchildren, all reside in South Carolina. In 1977 Jackie attended Anderson Baptist College in Anderson, South Carolina one year as a music major.    Jackie during and after high school held several odd jobs as a country/bluegrass/gospel  singer/musician, a road construction worker, and an over-the-road motor freight handler. After he got married he worked for twenty years in the field of general maintenance; twelve years for Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina, seven years for Pickens County, South Carolina and one year with Southwest Freight Lines. In 1996 Jackie moved back to Theodore, Alabama after being forced to retire early due to health related problems.     To say that music is a part of Jackie and his family’s life would be an understatement. Jackie learned to play the guitar and bass fiddle at a very early age and God blessed him with a natural ability to sing. Jackie was only nine years old when he appeared on the “Jack Hardwell Friendly Variety Show” in Mobile, Alabama for six months in 1962, playing for country music artist Luke McDaniel and gospel singer Boots Barnes. He was under contract for one year as a session musician and singer during his junior and senior years of high school with United Low Country Music in Hampton, South Carolina. This one year contract gave him the unique opportunity to play on recordings with legendary George Morgan and Jennie C. Riley! Jackie’s father Eldone has been a world class luthier for the past fifty years, crafting, building, and repairing stringed instruments for famous recording artist and locals. His father, a talented singer/musician in his own right, once played with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe! Jackie has also played, sang and recorded with fifteen to twenty different country, bluegrass, and gospel groups, including Charlie Moore, Bill Napier and the Melody Rangers. Jackie wrote two country/bluegrass songs registered with the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.)…“Things Still Seem Wrong” and “I’m a Hillbilly Boy”. Jackie, along with some family and friends under the recording name of “Azalea Bluegrass”, currently have two bluegrass cd recordings available for purchase. Jackie has often said that he has played and sang more festivals, parties, functions, sings, churches and “gigs” than can be counted! Jackie is currently helping take care of his elderly parents. His father’s poor health has rendered him unable to do any instrument building or repair in the past year. Jackie, nor any of his family, have his father’s skill of lutherie. As a result, his father’s shop has around two hundred work orders for instruments waiting to be repaired or built. Music truly has been Jackie’s whole life… Jackie’s only regret…not being an apprentice in his father’s shop thru the years.    Jackie was saved and baptized during his high school years at the age of seventeen under the ministry of his long time pastor Bro. Larry Lowery in 1970, while attending church with his family at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Six Mile, South Carolina. Jackie’s son Mark was ordained as a deacon New Beginnings Baptist Church. Jackie joined The Baptist Chapel in 2004. He often sings and plays specials during The Baptist Chapel services. He is one of the most faithful to share his talents in song and an occasion joke at each quarterly “Fifth Sunday Night Sing” at The Baptist Chapel. He is faithful to be in his “spot” weekly. He enjoys helping others share their talents in solos, duets, trios, quartets or assembles during The Baptist Chapel services by singing and playing with them or just playing guitar for them while they sing the Gospel in song. His time is currently consumed with helping take care of his elderly parents. As well as attending church, Jackie also enjoys church functions, his church family, singing church specials, playing guitar and bass fiddle, “jam session” with other singers and musicians, deer hunting, drawing, old westerns, Waffle House and family time.
The Baptist Chapel, 10431 Old Pascagoula Road, Grand Bay, Alabama 36541 :: Phone:  (251) 957-6982
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