Anna Berry Obituary

Anna Mae Berry
Anna Mae Berry

June 21, 1932 - December 4, 2017
Born in Nassawadox, VA
Resided in Stockbridge, Georgia


June 21, 1932 - December 4, 2017

Anna Mae Berry, 85, went home to be with the Lord on December 4, 2017. Anna Mae was born on June 21, 1932 in Quinby, VA to parents, Paul Purnell Ward and Mae Bertha Gaskins Ward. She graduated from high school in Accomack County, VA and attended Allentown Bible Institute in Allentown, PA. She married Rev. Weldon Atwood Berry in Snowhill, PA on Oct. 19, 1950.

Anna Mae and her husband, Rev. W. Atwood Berry, served as song evangelists in the Pilgrim Holiness Church for several years before entering pastoral ministry. She served along side of her husband in the Wesleyan Church for over 50 years in pastorates in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

She will be remembered for her deep love of family as a devoted wife and loving mother to her “four boys”; her gifted music ministry as pianist; organist, and church choir director; and as a supportive ministry partner to her husband, Rev. W. Atwood Berry.

Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mae Ward; loving husband of 64 years, Rev. W. Atwood Berry; sister, Marguerite Cobb; brother, James Ward; and daughter-in-law, Shelley Berry. She is survived by her beloved family: Four sons, Dr. Daniel A. Berry (Debbie), Steve P. Berry, Dr. Mark D. Berry (Debi), and Dr. Michael P. Berry (Renee); Eight grandchildren, Rev. Jason Berry, Dr. Joshua Berry, Dr. Andrew Berry, Jennifer Arnold, Stephanie Kearns, Brittany Berry, Natalie Berry, and Cameron Berry; and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST at New Rock Wesleyan Church, 3790 GA-138, Conyers, GA 30013. She will be laid to rest in Roxana, DE next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests honoring Anna Mae’s memory with a donation to the “South Coastal Benevolence Fund” that may be sent to: South Coastal District Wesleyan Church, 1261 Parker Rd., SE, Conyers, GA 30094.

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Memorial Service
Memorial Service
3790 GA-138
Conyer, Georgia USA 30013
Saturday, December 30, 2017
4:00 PM