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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Catherine Avret Berrie

August 25, 1964October 4, 2019

Catherine Avret Berrie, age 55, passed away from injuries sustained from an accident on Friday, October 4th.

She was born in Decatur, GA and was currently residing in Brunswick, GA. She was an accomplished stained glass artist and had worked with her husband, Gene Berrie, in B and B Enterprises, a construction company based in Glynn County.

She was an avid reader, a yard sale enthusiast, and a compassionate rescuer of cats. She had been attending St. Simons Community Church at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Nathaniel and Elizabeth Avret and Sidney and Irene Tidwell of Macon, GA, as well as beloved aunts Sidney Milner of Winston Salem NC, on her mother’s side and Joyce Morgan on her father’s side.

She is survived by her parents, Dr. Edwin (Bud) and Stella Avret, her husband Eugene Berrie, sister Farren and wife, Kim, her nephews Eric and Cameron Irish, several aunts including Edwina Ferguson of Athens, GA and Beth Martin of Spartanburg, S.C. as well as several uncles, cousins, and her beloved children Lacey Oliver and Crystal Garrett and grandson Colton Garrett, as well as her step children Kayla, Rachel, and Emma Berrie of Atlanta, GA.

Her memorial service will be held at St. Simon’s United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 20th at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NKGC, Inc., a no kill animal rescue group. nokillglynncounty.org

She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Sarah Beth Taylor

October 14, 2019

I am so deeply saddened at the loss of my best childhood friend, Catherine. There is hardly a memory from those growing up years that does not include Catherine, in some way. We shared our deepest secrets and first crushes with each other. I knew the Avret’s home as well as my own. Our adult lives took us on very different paths, but whenever we were able to get together, it was as if we had never been apart. I will always remember Catherine’s smile, and the way she would say my name with her sweet Southern drawl. She always seemed to see the best in others, and her kindness to me over the years has truly been a blessing. I love you, Catherine, and miss you, so much!

Michael Smith

October 10, 2019

Sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to Farren, Dr. Bud, Stella and all of Catherine’s family. The Smiths and Avrets share so many fond memories, and I know Catherine was among many of them.
Michael and Toni Smith

Gena Smith

October 10, 2019

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Catherine. Catherine was more than three years my senior, and so I could have easily been a pest to her. If I was, she never showed it. My memories are of a playmate and partner on summer beach trips or during visits to Rome and Decatur. We would team up to play some small trick on our older siblings, or, more often, team up to try to tag along with them. Catherine was kind, helpful, and thoughtful. With much sorrow and deepest sympathy -

Cristie Smith

October 8, 2019

I am so very sad about the loss of Catherine. I have so many cherished memories involving her and her sister, my best friend. We had many great times on joint family beach trips to Jekyll Island, staying at The Sand Dollar, and later at Hilton Head. Catherine was especially kind to my younger sister Gena. I remember her love for animals and all of the family pets: Lassie, Prancer, Muff. We made memories at each other’s houses, going to the pool, playing in our rooms, spending precious time together. In later years I have not been able to see Catherine much, but I was so happy to reconnect on social media. Our hearts break over this sad loss.

Donna Moody

October 8, 2019

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept my condolences, Catherine will not be forgotten. Love to you, Farren, and your mom and dad. My heart is with you.

Farren Avret

October 8, 2019

I miss your smile. When you laughed, it lit up the whole room. I desperately wanted more time with you. Godspeed, my beautiful sister.
May you know how much you were loved.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY