Elijah Thomas Ray Bryant

Elijah Thomas Ray Bryant, Infant son of Audrey Greenlee and Steven Bryant, was born sleeping on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.  Elijah was a fighter, weighing 1 lb 15 ozs, 15 inches long, had a head full of beautiful hair, long legs and long fingers and toes.  He was surrounded in love in the beginning, and also at his end.  Elijah is deeply loved by his family, and they will hold him again in Heaven.  Elijah will always remain his parents precious baby boy both on Earth and in Heaven.

Elijah’s family include:

Parents:                       Audrey Greenlee and Steven Bryant

Grandparents:           Lisa and Lea Mashburn, Linda and Teddy Bryant, Joey and Kim Greenlee

Great Grandparents:  Connie and Harlan Nolan, Mary Grubb, Karen Heidel, Jane Mashburn

Aunt’s/Uncles:             Ashley Greenlee (Averi)

                                       Dwayne Bryant (Shannon, Brandon, Bentley Ashley)

                                       Josh Bryant (Magon, Peyton, Braxton)

                                       Cory Bryant (Ashli, Xavier, Zayne)

                                       Sierra Bryant (Christian, Zahara)

                                       Mike Nolan (Debbie)

                                       Gary Nolan (Barbara)

Elijah was welcomed into Heaven by family and friends who have passed before him, and is in the precious arms of Jesus.  

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the March of Dimes in Elijah’s memory.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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