OBITUARY

Ruth Berry

September 27, 1925April 7, 2021
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Mable Ruth Waldrop Berry, 95, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was born September 27, 1925, to John Eston Waldrop and Lanie Bell Powell Waldrop. She was a graduate of Thaxton High School, and worked as a nurse in Pontotoc, MS before her marriage to Belton Eugene Berry on May 29, 1948. Mrs. Berry became a fulltime homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework and bridge. She and Belton enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling throughout the county in their travel trailer. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Starkville.

A family graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 3:00 PM, at Sand Springs Cemetery, in Pontotoc County, MS. Minister Clifton Curtis will conduct the service. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Berry Williamson (Jim) of Oak Ridge, TN, and a granddaughter, Valerie Henderson (Verlin) of Atlanta, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Loraine Graham, Bernis Graham and Melba Jean Russell; and two brothers, John Marlin Waldrop and John Eston Waldrop, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Children’s Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lumpkin Street, Starkville, MS 39759 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com

  • FAMILY

  • Linda Berry Williamson (Jim), Daughter
  • Valerie Henderson (Verlin), Granddaughter
  • John Eston Waldrop, Father (deceased)
  • Lanie Bell Powell Waldrop, Mother (deceased)
  • Loraine Graham, Sister (deceased)
  • Bernis Graham, Sister (deceased)
  • Melba Jean Russell, Sister (deceased)
  • John Marlin Waldrop, Brother (deceased)
  • John Eston Waldrop, Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Williamson
  • Verlin Henderson
  • Ray Haney
  • Joseph Haney
  • Stacy Simmons
  • John Gregory Perry
  • DONATIONS

  • Frist Baptist Church C/O Children's Bilding Fund
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

Memories

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David May

April 29, 2021

Fondly remember Mr and Mrs Berry. I didn't know Mrs Berry as well as Belton. Today I am using his recipe to make cornbread dressing for a family gathering. I worked with him to prepare men's breakfast at FBC and knew him back from his tenure at extension at Calhoun City when I was in 4H. He was an encourager and always making a positive way. May you know peace and comfort in your knowledge that they made a positive impact in my life.

Kathy Cunningham

April 18, 2021

Dear Jim and Linda and family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You'll are in my prayers.


Deepest sympathy
Kathy Cunningham

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Biography

Mable Ruth Waldrop Berry, 95, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. She was born September 27, 1925, to John Eston Waldrop and Lanie Bell Powell Waldrop. She was a graduate of Thaxton High School, and worked as a nurse in Pontotoc, MS before her marriage to Belton Eugene Berry on May 29, 1948. Mrs. Berry became a fulltime homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing, needlework and bridge. She and Belton enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling throughout the county in their travel trailer. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Starkville.

A family graveside service is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 3:00 PM, at Sand Springs Cemetery, in Pontotoc County, MS. Minister Clifton Curtis will conduct the service. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Berry Williamson (Jim) of Oak Ridge, TN, and a granddaughter, Valerie Henderson (Verlin) of Atlanta, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Loraine Graham, Bernis Graham and Melba Jean Russell; and two brothers, John Marlin Waldrop and John Eston Waldrop, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Children’s Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lumpkin Street, Starkville, MS 39759 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com