Leonard Berry

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Leonard Berry

  • Birth 24 Aug 1910 Rossville, Fayette County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 22 Mar 1961 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Masonic Garden
  • Memorial ID 35124894

Husband of Sadie Ruth (Swanger) Berry

Son of Emmett and Bertie (Jones) Berry, Fitzgerald, Pittsinger

LEONARD BERRY--Leonard Berry, retired Louisville & Nashville Railroad repairman who lived at 1314 Merton, died at 6:45 p.m. yesterday at John Gaston Hospital. He had been ill three years. He was 50. A life long resident of Memphis, Mr. Berry was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church and Hollywood Civic Club and was a Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sadie Berry; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Dawson, and Mrs. Peggy Louise Warren, and his mother, Mrs. Birdie Pittsinger, all of Memphis and two sisters, Mrs. Julius Thrailkill of Millington, and Mrs. Walter Kuss of Memphis, and two grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollywood Baptist Church. Burial in Mt. Vernon Gardens. National Funeral Home is in charge. (Published in The Commercial Appeal, March 23, 1961)

A father's legacy is not riches, possessions or worldly goods of any kind, it is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was.

Siblings:
Ida Berry Thrailkill
Ruby Berry O'Neal
Dorothy Berry
Marie Berry Kuss


Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Peg
  • Originally Created by: Carole McCaig
  • Added: 25 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35124894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Berry (24 Aug 1910–22 Mar 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35124894, citing Memphis Memory Gardens, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Peg (contributor 46872172) .