|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1928|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2012|
PORTSMOUTH - Born Aug. 5, 1928, Anne Winstead Berry, was the third of three daughters born to John Bert and Ruby Hinton Winstead of Nashville, NC. Anne left her home here on earth on September 9, 2012.
Anne was a 1950 graduate of East Carolina Teacher's College [now East Carolina University]. As a physical education major, she excelled in all women's athletics, long before the enactment of Title Nine provided resource equality for women in collegiate sports. Anne, and her tennis mixed doubles partner, her dad, were multiple winners on the NC Tennis circuit in the 1940s. Following college graduation, Anne moved to Portsmouth, VA, accepting the role of Women's Director at the YMCA. She met the love of her life Bernard L. "Kinky" Berry. They married in 1952. Kinky, a retired captain from the City of Portsmouth Police Department, preceded her in death in 1998.
Her love and talent in athletics brought achievements, honors and recognition in basketball, bowling, tennis, and eventually led her to the golf course.
In 1965, Anne accepted a position at Chandler Harper's Bide-A-Wee Golf Club as Secretary, a role she would have for over 27 years. Anne worked in the Pro Shop, managed tournaments, and provided support for many of the activities associated with the World Seniors Championships under the leadership of Chandler Harper and Jimmy Stewart. Anne found time to develop her own golf game, winning the Bide-A-Wee Women's Club Championship eleven times, holding its women's course record of 78 for a number of years, and was a four time winner of the Metro Women's Golf Association Title. One of her greatest joys was having the opportunity to play St. Andrews Royal and Ancient Course in Scotland.
Some of her happiest times in her later years were trips to Dover Downs with Linda, Hazel and Cheryl to play "her" macine!
Anne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Don Stevens of Carrollton, TX; her heart, her sister and her best friend, Hazel Lee, of Franklin, VA; her brother-in-law, Hubert Berry of Richmond, VA; several nieces and nephews; her treasured friend, caregiver and honorary member of our family, Linda Williams; and very special friends, also honorary family, Robert and Linda Ayers; and her step-grandson and wife, Vance and Donna Stevens of Deer Park, TX.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Kinky, Anne was preceded in death by her step-mother, Maude Winstead; sister, Doris Griffin; step-sister, Vernie Wilder Saieed; step-granddaughter, Valerie White; step-great grandson, Jason Stevens; and her most precious poodle, Bunker Berry.
A funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 12, by the Rev. Tom Potter and entombment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, where Anne will be placed alongside Kinky.
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
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Record added: Sep 11, 2012
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