OBITUARY

James "Jim" David Berlin

January 17, 1949June 17, 2020
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Memorial service for James “Jim” David Berlin, 71, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Burial will be private in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.

Jim passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Born in Hannibal, Missouri, he is a son of the late Buell Frank “Bud” Berlin and Laura Etta Childers Berlin. He is the husband of Susette Jane Henderson Berlin. Jim is a Vietnam veteran who proudly served and retired from the US Army. Following his military service, he began a 17 year career with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as an investigator. After retiring from Richland County, Jim continued serving the community as a Licensed Professional Counselor, where he specialized in helping those with PTSD. He is a member of Dutch Fork Christian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Susette are sons, David Casey Berlin (Leslee), James Andrew “Andy” Berlin (Krista); grandchildren, Meghan, Jonathan Berlin and Drew Hixson. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Berlin (Kathy); sister, Donna Long (Dennis); numerous nieces; nephews; and his faithful friend and four legged companion, Sophie Kate. Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Ruthie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation, PO Box 1182, Columbia, South Carolina 29202.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Father: Buell Frank “Bud” Berlin (deceased)
    Mother:Laura Etta Childers Berlin (deceased)
    Wife: Susette Jane Henderson Berlin
    Son and Daughter-in-law:David Casey and Leslee Berlin
    Son and Daughter-in-law: James Andrew “Andy” and Krista Berlin
    Grandchildren: Meghan, Jonathan Berlin and Drew Hixson
    Brother and Sister-in-law: Frank and Kathy Berlin
    Sister and Brother-in-law:Donna and Dennis Long
    Laura Ruthie: (deceased)
    Numerous nieces and nephews
    Faithful friend and four legged companion: Sophie Kate

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Adele Little

June 28, 2020

Susette, David, Andy, and family,

We are thinking of you during this time. Jim was a wonderful man, one I know you are proud to call husband and father. He served well at Dutch Fork Christian where we enjoyed being part of a large Christian family, along with your family. We rejoice that we know Jim trusted Jesus and is with Him eternally. I hope remembering his life brings you comfort and that God works good through this difficult time.

Much love,
Adele and Tod Little

Dwayne King

June 23, 2020

Every contact with Jim caused one to know this man was an absolute example of a hardworking, honest, professional and a wonderful example of the best kind of member of the law enforcement brotherhood.

Ruth Adams

June 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My condolences and prayers to Suzette and the family. I haven't seen Jim since high school but always am saddened to hear of the passing of one of my classmates.

Jamine Leslie

June 23, 2020

Suzette and family,

It was our privilege to work with Jim during his years at Post Trauma Resources. In addition to being a kind and dedicated therapist, he was a valued coworker whose friendly and fun-loving spirit was a gift to every person in the office. He continues to be loved and missed by those who knew him, as we know that he will be by each of you in the days to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jamine Leslie, Nick Lind, and the staff of Post Trauma Resources


Donna Long

June 21, 2020

Bruce and Susan Nichols

June 20, 2020

Suzette and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
We enjoyed talking with Jim over the many years. Love, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Your neighbor,
Bruce and Susan Nichols

Sheryl Bevill-Stratton

June 20, 2020

Dear Susette & Family,
I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing & I want to say a special thank you for bringing him to our 50 year class reunion. As always he was such a gentleman, with his warm smile & manners & handsome too!
It meant a lot to all of us classmates that you & Jim were with us.

I will always remember Jim as a tall, dark & handsome, gentleman.
He was always such a good and kind classmate.

May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Sheryl Bevill-Stratton

Nica Dowd

June 19, 2020

It was a hard year in 2010 and Susette and Mr. Berlin invited me and my young boys in to see their dachsies! I came away with TWO, Winnie and Woody! The happiness they brought into our homes, especially my sister's, was nothing short of a miracle! I think of the Berlin's often. I am so sorry for your loss...but I know he rejoices in fields of gold! We still have those two precious pups! Much love to you all! ♡♡♡

Nica Dowd

Michelle Hixon

June 19, 2020

Mrs. Berlin, David and Andy I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Berlin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Summer Leftwich

June 18, 2020

Jim was the sweetest. I am a staff member of Salt River Community Care, and I can not even explain how wonderful he was. He always had a smile on his face and all he ever wanted to do was help. He never stopped worrying about the people he was surrounded by, and always wanted to be sure that everyone was having as good of a day as he was. On behalf of Salt River Community Care, I send condolences. Rest easy Jim.

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