D. Raymond Berry

1920-2013

Berry, Raymond fold pic cropD. Raymond (Ray) Berry was born May 21, 1920 in Henderson, Texas. On December 12, 2013, he peacefully left for his eternal home.

His parents, Jack and Nora Berry had 6 children, Ray being the 5th child, and he survived all his siblings. They were Brady Mae Alexander, Blanche Beaber, Maurine Berry, Rayford Berry and Faydell Hill.

In July, 1946, Ray married Dorothy (Dot) Berry from Verona, Mississippi. They lived 2 years in Texas before moving to California, where their two children, Cherie and Galen were born. They moved to Mississippi in 1958 where they lived for 33 years, hosting the annual convention on their property for the Christian Convention church. In 1991, they moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to be near their children. Ray professed to serve the Lord when he was a young man and

assembled with the Christian Convention Church all his life.  Ray worked as an upholsterer for 20 years before changing careers to Maintenance Foreman for Consolidated Packaging plant, in Clinton, Mississippi, where he

retired. Being an engineer, he was very skilled with his hands, could repair most anything, and he enjoyed inventing items from the shop in his back yard.  He served in the Army from June, 1942 to Dec. 18, 1945. where he was a medical technician assigned to 20th Field Hospital unit during WW2. He saw action on two war fronts. The European Theater and the Battle of Attu, Alaska expelling the Japanese invaders.

Ray is survived by his wife Dot and 2 children, Cherie Kropp and Galen Berry; 2 grandchildren, Kelly Kropp and his wife Cici, and Julie Krista (Kropp) Crowell and husband Dave; and 4 great grandchildren, Keven, Sofia and Kyra Kropp and Megan Crowell.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 16 at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond OK.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to:  American Macular Degeneration Foundation at (macular.org)    The Wounded Warrior project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org)

Comments

  1. Sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing but we understand he has gone to where he lived his life for. We treasure our memories of him at the Jackson, MS Convention grounds.
    Our thoughts and prayers go to his family.

  2. Dot & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you as you are in our prayers.

    The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…Psalms 37:3

    The eternal God is thy refuge, & underneath are the everlasting arms….Deut. 33:27

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalms 116:15

  3. Dot and family, thinking of you at this time and we feel your loss too. Ray lived for this day and for this he and we can all be thankful. Hope you are all well. We are. We love you, Fred and Florence

  4. Dot, Cherie & Galen,

    Our thoughts n prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Appreciate Raymond’s testimony so much….he was a very faithful person living the way God has planned. He will surely be missed by lots of people.

    Value the time on the convention grounds in Jackson, MS. Always felt welcome in the home.

    This is the day that he has lived for all these years. No more sorrow, no pain…just resting.

  5. Dot, Galen and Cherie,
    Special thoughts and prayers for you at this time. There nothing like the loss of someone you love so dearly. You have lots of friends who’s hearts are standing by to share the loss. I have such good memories of Ray and easy going way.

  6. Dot,Cheri & Galen
    You are all in my prayers and thoughts. He was a fine and respected man. Know that he has finished his journey and resting now.

  7. Dearest Dot, Cherie & Galen-

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you and your families. May you find comfort in these times. I cherish the memories of Ray and always remember the warm welcome to MS and Jackson. Glad it was my special privilege to spend much time there years ago. I have a very special gift from Ray that brings lots of smiles and laughter to all who visit. He’s never forgotten. I send my love to all of you.

  8. Dear Dot, Galen, and Cherie,

    Thinking of you all in your loss. Know you will miss Raymond. Praying that God will comfort you.

    Raymond had a good influence on all of us. Really appreciated his kindness, quiet way, and hospitality!!!

    Kind thoughts.

    Love,
    June

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