Dorothy Lena Berry
1923 – 2022
Dorothy Lena (Moore) Berry (“Dot”) was born in Verona, Mississippi, on December 30, 1923, and left for her eternal home on July 17, 2022, in Plano, Texas. Her parents, Maurice and Nannie Moore, had six children. Dot was No. 3. She was the last surviving member of her family and her husband’s family. She lived longer than both her parents, who died aged 91 and 96, and all her five siblings: Louise Montgomery, Jim Moore, Virginia Ott, Bob Moore and Rachel Gaines.
After graduating from Verona High School, Dot worked as a seamstress for a clothing manufacturer. During WWII, she worked for the Gulf Ordnance Plant loading and packing ammunition shells until the plant closed. She and her sister, Virginia Ott, then moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Dot made her choice to serve the Lord when she was 14..
In 1943, she met her future husband, Raymond Berry, from Henderson, Texas, who was in the Army en route to Europe. After his discharge in December 1945, they married in July of 1946. For two years, they lived in Texas before moving to California where their two children were born. Ten years later in 1958, they moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where they lived for 33 years, hosting the annual state conventions for the Christian Convention Church. After Raymond retired in 1991, they moved to Edmond, Oklahoma, to be near their children and grandchildren. They were married for 67 years when Raymond passed away in December 2013.
Dot was a homemaker all her married life and enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, oil painting and writing poetry. She established and operated a wholesale framed picture business for 15 years under the name of Three Berrys, Inc. She was an avid student of the Bible, attended Faith Bible Church and Bible Study Fellowship.
She is survived by her two children: Cherie Kropp-Ehrig (Chester Ehrig) and Galen Berry. Two grandchildren: Kelly Kropp (Cici) and Julie Krista Johns (Ben); great grandchildren: Keven Owens, Sofia and Kyra Kropp, and Megan Crowell. Also, numerous nephews and nieces.
Services will be held Monday, July 25, 2022, at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK beginning at 1:30PM. Interment is to follow at 3:30PM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK.