Mryl A. (Rocky) Berry

1954 – 2019Berry, Mryl crop

Rocky passed on August 6th, 2019 at the age of 64 from this life, after a two-year battle with cancer. He never gave up believing for a miracle, nor did he ever say he had cancer.

God gave me the sweetest, most honest and giving man I have ever known. We had many great adventures over the twenty-nine years together. We lived and worked in many states, as Rocky was a master stone mason with a career spanning almost fifty years.

Rocky never had children of his own, but don’t tell his stepchildren and grandchildren that. He will never be forgotten by any of them and the word step has never been used to describe “PaPa”.

His greatest loves and most cherished memories were his grandchildren – Lincoln and Piper Tapp, and Lulu Harth. He loved the Lord and has gone on to Life Everlasting. I never had to question the way he lived life. I never felt anything but love and respect from him. He made me a better me. Always, we were a team.

I have had so many family, friends, and clients who have said what a kind, honest man he was. They were blessed to have known him. Through my heartache I have to remember the morning I found this scripture that helped us both so much. Isaiah 57:1, “Good people pass away before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to care that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow Godly paths will rest in peace when they die.”

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
We will all see you soon.

— Your loving wife,
Karen

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Comments

  1. Karen… What a great tribute to Rocky. Every time I was around him I felt about him just as you describe above. There was such a sweet spirit about him.

    I’ll pray for you in the coming days.

    Your cousin,

    Phil Oliver

  2. Karen, Marie and I are so sorry to hear of Rocky’s passing. We know that he could not have had a better more caring partner than you, in health and in sickness. Please accept our sincere condolences Karen, for you and your entire family.

    John and Marie

  3. Oh Karen, so very sorry to hear this! What a wonderful tribute you have written. Our prayers are with you and what a blessing the two of you had to be able to have 29 years together. Bless you and pray God gives you peace.

    • Thank you. I’ve never known such heartache. He never gave up on a miracle. He was my strength. So thankful I could care for him to the end. He only had few days of not being able to talk or get up. I miss him so much there are no words

  4. Dearest Karen,
    I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You and Rocky were always so respectful and loving towards each other. I know that the main reason why Rocky was praying for a miracle of healing was so that he could spend more time here with you. He was such a man of deep faith. And he received his healing at his first step into Eternity. My love and prayers are with you always.
    Joshua 1:9. Love, Liz Oliver

  5. Karen and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and family. Only met Rocky one time at a family reunion but will alway remember him as a very mild mannered person. I was able to view some of his stone mason pictures and knew he loved what he created as did countless others.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
    Jim & Cathy Schell

  6. Dear Karen,

    Ron and I are so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing your life partner is so great and heaven seems so far away when one of you goes before the other. We hope you can find comfort in knowing that Rocky will be waiting for you when you cross over into God’s glory.

    Blessings,
    Cousin Ron & Peggy

  7. Karen, very sorry to here about your loss. I remember you both looked so in love together. Hope this time of sorrow won’t be to hard on you,
    all we can do is remember the good times that were shared with the ones
    we loved.
    Wishing you peace in this sad time.
    Cousin Carl

  8. Dear Karen,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you peace during this difficult time.

    Love, Cousin Robert.

  9. We only new Rocky for a very short time. Prayers for you Karen as you seek to find your new normal.

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