OBITUARY

Gregory Gene Berry

January 18, 1953November 19, 2021
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Gregory Gene Berry, age 68, affectionately known as “Shugg”, was born January 18, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri. Preceded in death by his mother Eula Mae Berry Prince and stepfather Russell Prince.

Gregory accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at an early age and was baptized at St. Paul A.M.E Zion Church. He served on many committees and was a faithful member until his death. He was a graduate of the class of 71’ at Lincoln High School. Before joining the United States Navy in 1983, Gregory began his musical career with the Fabulous Techniques – Joint Session, Intersection Fantasy, Woodlands, Seeds of Faith and the Horns of Glory (HOGS). While with the band he also played shows with the following groups, The Whispers, Delfonics, Ohio Players, Dramatics, Funkadelic/Parliament, Stylistics, Bloodstones and many more.

Gregory was employed within the United States Postal Service up until the time of his death. His passion and love were singing, and he loved watching those Royals, Chiefs and KU Basketball games. Gregory met and married the love of his life, Eartha Marie Bausby, who he affectionally called “wifey”. The two of them loved to travel together and enjoyed taking road trips along with their daughter Teal, and two grandchildren Chyann and Triston, as well as visiting family in various states. He had a smile that would make anyone’s day become brighter with that easy-going personality, heart of gold and that infectious laughter. With his easy-going personality, he will fondly be remembered, loved, and missed continuously by all.

Gregory leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Eartha Marie Berry, bonus son and daughter, Rodney A. Bausby and Teal Q. Davis, ten bonus grandchildren, aunts and uncles, a loving host of cousins and friends, and loving childhood friends who he considered family, The Washington’s, William’s, and Thad Buffington.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Erskine Anderson, Pallbearer
  • Kent Berry, Pallbearer
  • Marnell Thomas, Pallbearer
  • Dean "Nate" Brown, Pallbearer
  • Kelan Bristol, Pallbearer
  • Ozie "Jake" Stanley, Pallbearer
  • Fred Washington, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donald "Grass" Hopkins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lester Washington, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David "Chief" Little, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Williams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Urail "Junior" Williams

Services

3 December

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home

10507 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
3 December

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home

Officated by: Pastor Francis Spearman

10507 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

3 December

Committal Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mount Moriah Cemetery South

Officated by: Pastor Francis Spearman

10507 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

Memories

Gregory Gene Berry

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Michelle Rucker

November 28, 2021

31 years ago, I started a community choir. You and John stayed with me throughout the tenure of that group. You were always willing to utilize your gift of singing. I was always amazed that even though you had a deep baritone speaking voice, you had an anointed high tenor singing voice and you used it fully to His glory! Even though I will miss your presence, God has called you from labour to reward! Sing my brother in that Heavenly choir! You will always be remembered my dear friend!

Michelle Hunt Rucker

Thedra Adams

November 26, 2021

Gregory (Little brother)
“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.’” —John 11:25-26
As cousins we grew up as sister and brother.
There were lots of us, closer like no others.
As my cousin you were one of my very first friends.
And as the oldest, I promised to love you until the end.
(But Cousin, you were only on loan to us)
Through thick and thin I promised to be there in every way…
Always trusting in God to give me the love and words to say.
I am so glad you let me be there for you.
Because you know what I was feeling was true.
(But you were only on loan to us)
Our Heavenly Father said your job was complete.
And you will be with Him when we once again meet.
Whatever life threw at you, you built and kept your faith.
You believed, you served, you finished your race.
Matthew21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Relish in the Glory, Cousin. Wear the Crown. You earned it because
You were only on loan to us.
Thedra (Robinson) Adams
To Gregory’s wife and family:
Condolences for your loss. You loved him too and I know the pain so well. You are not alone and never will be. We love you, support you and are always here for you.
Thedra (Cousin)

Edward Adams

November 26, 2021

To the entire family of Mr. Greg Berry,
My prayers and condolences are with you during your bereavement. Greg was a good friend and a fantastic coworker. I will miss his smile and seeing him drive the powerized equipment at work and I will also miss his great sense of humor. He always made everyone smile with his wonderful personality. He will never be forgotten.

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