Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Edith L. Berry

February 9, 1925June 29, 2019

Edith Lingle Berry was born on February 9, 1925, in Crownville, Louisiana. She spent her youth growing up in Bastrop and Monroe. Edith was the middle child of Thelma and Earl Franklin Lingle, Sr. and was her father’s tomboy. When her parents moved to Monroe, she was enrolled in the first grade at age 5. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School at age 16 and enrolled at Northeast Louisiana State College where she received a teaching degree. During the outbreak of WWII, she volunteered at the Selman Field USO, where she met the love of her life, Jim Berry. After the war, they were married and began a career life in the United States Air Force. During their 32 years of service, Edith was actively involved not only as a military wife, but as a "Greatest Generation" role model. During their various assignments around the world and in the United States, Edith was an active member of the Officers Wives Club and numerous base sponsored activities. One of her many loves was playing duplicate and party bridge. She also enjoyed working at the Clay Club and was involved in many youth oriented activities, which included teaching Sunday School, Bible School, being on the Teen Club board of directors and riding herd on her daughter during her numerous horse activities. Edith passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at her home with her daughter, Susan, by her side. She is survived by her brother, Earl F. Lingle, Jr. and his wife, Leah Jane Lingle of Monroe, Louisiana, and a large family of fond nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 12:00pm-1:00pm, at Leak Memory Chapel, with a funeral service to begin at 1:00pm. Pallbearers will be Cass A. Chandler, Lawrence A. Gobrecht, Ronald H. Head, Earl F. Lingle, Jr., Radney R. Ramsey and Paul X. Scott. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Edith L. Berry to the Collie Health Foundation of the CC of A, in care of Nancy McDonald, 2834 Cotton Rd., Sanford, North Carolina, 27330. membership@colliehealth.org.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


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Virginia Broadhead

July 12, 2019

She was such a sweet & wonderful lady. I enjoyed being with her every Friday & listen to many stories of yesteryear! I will truly miss her!

Mary Ooten

July 10, 2019

Edith was a beautiful and gracious mother of Susan, a special friend of mine. I was priviledged to visit with her and Susan one weekend in her Alabama home. I remember her as a great story and joke teller. She was a really sweet lady that I will always fondly remember. So sorry I couldn't attend her funeral service. But know I was there in my heart.

Kay & Elwin Goolsby

July 3, 2019

Susan, our love and sympathy go out to you at this time in the loss of your mother. What a precious and faithful daughter you were to her; our hearts go out to you. May you find peace in all the beautiful memories that the two of you shared over the years. To you, our dear friend, we offer a shoulder to lean on with love and understanding.

Mary Ann Carlson

July 3, 2019

Edith was a beautiful lady and a beautiful person. I always enjoyed seeing her at ROWC. Sorry we will be out if town for the funeral. Our love and deepest sympathy. Mary Ann and Ken Carlson