|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1933|
Le Flore County
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2013|
The Rev. Beatrice Elizabeth Berry, 80, of Lewiston went to heaven on Oct. 31, 2013.
Viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Preston & Simmons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92501.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Calvary Deaf Church, 22010 Pico St., Grand Terrace, Calif. 92313.
Bea was born in Pine Valley, La Flore County, Okla., on Jan. 27, 1933, and raised in South San Francisco, Calif. She graduated from South San Francisco Jr.- Sr. High School in 1950 and continued on to receive a degree in Exegetical Theology in 1955 from Bethany Bible College.
Bea was married to John Emmitt Charles Berry on Feb. 22, 1958; they were married 55 years. They lived and served as ministers of the gospel in Riverside, Calif., until they retired in 1988. They eventually moved to Lewiston for their retirement years.
Bea founded and was pastor to Calvary Deaf Church in 1956 and served there for 32 years after being called into ministry to the deaf at Bethany Bible College. With the assistance of her husband, John Berry, their ministry to the deaf was influential throughout the state of California, nationally and internationally. She was a beautiful singer and songwriter/poet from an early age and was a selfless individual who dedicated her life to the service of God, others and family.
Bea is survived by her husband John Berry; four children, Cynthia Berry Lowery, Skip Berry, Ron Berry and Rex Berry; brother, Bob Curtright; sister, Edith Frost; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
Bea is preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Carl E. Curtright; her mother Lucille Curtright (Griffin); and her brother, Billy Carl Benjamin Curtright.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to The Berry Ministry Scholarship Fund through Calvary Deaf Church.
Trinity Journal on line: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00 am
Carl Edmon Curtright (1915 - 2005)
Lucille Curtright (1913 - 1991)
Beatrice Elizabeth Curtright Berry (1933 - 2013)
Billy Carl Curtright (1934 - 2008)*
Created by: Jerry Hurlbert
Record added: Nov 13, 2013
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