Natalie <I>Scruggs</I> Berry

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Natalie Scruggs Berry

  • Birth 3 Feb 1924 Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 2011 Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 80818949



HOUSTON – Natalie Scruggs Berry, 87, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at her home in Houston.

She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Iuka to James Wiley Sr. and Carrie Mae Kelly Scruggs. She was the owner of Houston Florist for over 50 years and was joined in the business by her daughter, Susan, five years ago. In her younger years, she was very active in the community. She was a former president of Houston Jaycettes, a member of the Eastern Star, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a former member of the Pilot Club of Houston and she was a member of Chickasaw Development Foundation. She enjoyed painting, playing the piano and growing her African violets. She loved people, never met a stranger and had a zeal for life.

Visitation is Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. services at Houston Funeral Home. Dr. Daniel Heeringa will officiate. Burial will be at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston.

Survivors include her son, Tommy Berry (Lynn) of Cordova, Tenn.; daughters, Susan Pepper (Gregg) of Houston, Allyson Leitner (Lee) of Starkville; grandchildren, Brian Pepper (Danielle) of Madison, Kelli Pepper of New Orleans, La., Allie Phillips of Ingomar, and Tyler Phillips of Starkville; great-grandchildren, Olivia Kate and William Jude Pepper; and her very special neice, Debbie Scruggs Tollison of Hernando.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Allen "Shifty" Berry, who died exactly 20 years ago to the day; brothers, Thomas Hercul Scruggs and James Wiley Scruggs Jr.; and her beloved sister, Allie Mae Scruggs Anglin.

Pallbearers are Gregg Pepper, Brian Pepper, Lee Leitner, Bob Chamblee, Jeff Chamblee, William B. Turman and James Neal.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Sanctuary Home Hospice, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

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  • Created by: Libba Criddle
  • Added: 21 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80818949
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Natalie Scruggs Berry (3 Feb 1924–21 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80818949, citing Chickasaw Memorial Gardens, Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Libba Criddle (contributor 47244415) .