Beryl Hamlen Morrisey

Born May 30, 1942

Beryl Hamlen Morrisey, devoted and cherished wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away December 31, 2016 at her home in Dunwoody, GA after a short illness. She was born on May 30, 1942 in Salem, MA to Gardner and Dorothy Hamlen. Beryl graduated from Marblehead High School and Lasell College. After living in Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, and Connecticut, Beryl settled in Dunwoody 38 years ago. Beryl loved everyone and everything passionately and was loyal, sassy, generous and a second Mom to many. She always had a front row seat at the sporting events and activities of her daughters and grandchildren, volunteered as PTA and Girl Scout leader and loved her Atlanta Braves. For the past 20 years, Beryl worked as jack-of-all trades at David’s Flowers and Blooms of Dunwoody, where all her co-workers and customers became her friends. Beryl is survived by her husband of 52 years John Michael (Mike), daughters Jill Morrisey and Bonnie Bryson, son-in-law Chris Bryson, and grandchildren Will and Caroline Bryson, all of Sandy Springs. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 8 at 3:30pm at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, with a reception at the church to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Twin Lakes ( or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 8, 2017

Beryl Hamlen Morrisey

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Kathy Singer

February 20, 2017

There are no words to express how much I loved and still love Beryl. I just found out this evening Beryl passed away and I am heart sick!My love and condolences go out to Mike, Jill, Bonnie and Family at this most difficult time!.

Barbara Flath Bull

January 27, 2017

Dear Mike and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Beryl, was the
light of everyone's life. She was the happiest,
kindest and best Mother and most loving
wife. My girls , will never forget all the nice
things she did and I will always love my friend.
that taught me how to make a Raggedy Ann

edwina mcglue

January 8, 2017

Dear Mike and Family,
My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you. I hope the wonderful memories of the l life you shared together will sustain you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss, so suddenly without the time to accept and adjust. Peace be with Beryl and with you.
Edwina Severin McGlue

Debbie Sengson Rice

January 8, 2017

Uncle Mike , Jill , Bonnie and family - my heart and prayers are with you all in the loss of mom! I know there are no words that can heal this huge wound but know that many of us are with you forever. Aunt Beryl was larger than life and she touched everyone fortunate enough to know her. I know she is with God and believe she will be watching over all of you forever ☮✝ I love you all and feel your loss and pain as I just found out - please reach out to me - I would love ❤ to hear from you when things settle a bit Covering you all in prayers and love

Lois MacDonald

January 8, 2017

Dear Mike, Bonnie,and Jill,
I am shocked about Beryl's sudden death and am sending love and many prayers especially as I think of you this afternoon. So, So sad. Beryl was a most talented and precious person.I miss her across the miles.

Shelia Rysz

January 7, 2017

Simply the very best of the best. Even though we were long-distance, we could always pick up mid-sentence. I will miss her dearly. Love to each of her family.

Susan Cicero

January 6, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of Beryl's passing. Deepest sympathy to her family, and all who loved her. Even though it was infrequent, I never saw her that she didn't brighten my day with her smile and her sassy humor. She will be greatly missed.

Pat Rich

January 6, 2017

Dear Mike, Jill and Bonnie, Beryl artist in all things handmade...brilliant, fabulously funny..but mostly a loving Mother, Wife and friend. And that love was returned by all of us who knew her.

Eileen Crawford

January 6, 2017

Mr. Morrisey, Jill and Bonnie, keeping you all in thought and prayer. My deepest sympathy for your loss. May memories of how much she loved and was loved fill you with comfort and peace as you celebrate a life so well lived and loved.

George & Karin Pasini

January 5, 2017

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.