Joseph Davis Berry, Sr.
Joseph Davis Berry, Sr., age 83, of 1482 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Berry, a life-long native of Weeksville, was the son of the late Walter Franklin Berry and Grace Belle Eves Berry. He served in the Merchant Marine during WWII, was an agriculture farmer, a member of Salem Baptist Church, Aurora Lodge #300 AF &AM, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Berry is survived by a daughter, Bethany Grace Berry-Weiss and her husband Richard David Weiss of Orlando, FL; two sons, Joseph Davis “Dave” Berry, Jr., and wife Lesia of Shiloh, NC, and Tony Lee Berry and wife Patsy of Weeksville, NC; the mother of his children, Joyce P. Berry; ten grandchildren and special friend and caretaker, Carol Sullivan and daughter Missy. He was predeceased by a sister, Geneva Berry, and two brothers, Walter Berry and Allen Berry.
A graveside funeral service will be Friday, July 6, 2007 at 3 p.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffery C. Russell officiating and Masonic Rites by the Eureka Masonic Lodge #317. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the son, Mr. &Mrs. Tony Berry, 1282 Bart James Road, in the Weeksville section of Elizabeth City, NC. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, 1401 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.