|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1859|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1938|
Jefferson Davis County
Tuesday night about 11:30 o'clock, Mrs. John L. Berry entered upon her eternal rest. She had not been strong physically for several years but was not any worse when she retired for the night. About ten o'clock she became worse and expired in a short while from a heart attack. Mrs. Berry had borne her suffering and indisposition without murmur and had, on several occasions, spoken of the time when surcease from pain and eternal rest would be hers.
Mrs. Berry was Miss Sorintha Jane Blount before her marriage, being the daughter of William and Mary Blount. She was born and reared at the old Blount homestead near Carson, having descended from an old and honored family. Her forbears were among the early makers of history for Prentiss, the town being first named Blountville in honor of her fammily.
She was married to Mr. John L. Berry, who went to his reward about seven years ago. In this union was blended the blood of two of the counties' most prominent families, in social, political and church circles.
Mrs. Berry was 77 years of age at the time of death and had made her home for the past few years in the home of her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Berry, who ministered tirelessly to her needs, as did the rest of her family residing here. Everything possible was done for her comfort.
Mrs. Berry was a consecreated Christian, and a devout member of the Methodist church. Though she was unable to attend services, she was interested in all phases of the church work. She possessed the graces of character so peculiar to those reared amid the early environment and atmosphere in which she was reared.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home this morning at 10 o'clock with her pastor, Rev. L. L. Roberts in charge, assisted by Rev. J. M. Lewis of Monticello, and Dr. L. E. Green, pastor of the local Baptist church.
Active pall bearers will be George Berry, W. L. Berry, Dr. E. N. Blount, Buford Blount, Charles Laird, J. R. Dumas, Ed Waltman, P. W. Berry, Jr. Honorary, B. G. Walden, W. H. Livingston, John Burrow, Leon Tyrone, C. V. Sutton, Dr. G. C. Terrell, W. T. Lipsey, A. C. Berry, O. C. Luper, John Laird, J. P. Loftin, O. G. Thompson, C. E. Thompson, R. C. Williams, Sr., W. E. Williams, R. E. Dale, S. T. Mathison, B. C. Griffith, Dr. James Everitt, Dr. J. N. Mathison, Dr. H. G. Williams, Dr. Nelson Tyrone, C. S. Dumas, Joseph McDonald, John McLaurin, M. C. Tyrone.
Mrs. Berry is survived by two sons, Dr. W. S. Berry, Prentiss, and Roscoe Berry, Gulfport; two daughters, Mrs. O. S. Rouse and Mrs. Clyde Smith, Prentiss. (and etc.)
Published in The Prentiss Headlight, Prentiss, Mississippi, April, 1938
John Lampkin Berry (1861 - 1930)
James Leo Berry (1883 - 1935)*
Winfield Scott Berry (1885 - 1954)*
Roscoe Conklin Berry (1887 - 1948)*
Mollie Mae Berry Rouse (1891 - 1973)*
Annie Rose Berry Smith (1896 - 1995)*
Jefferson Davis County
Created by: Ann Berry McNair
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40320913
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