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Subject: [SCDILLON] Elder Charles Berry
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:17:28 EDT
DILLON — Funeral services for Elder Charles Berry will be conducted at 1
p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Outreach Family Fellowship, 136 Church Road,
Dillon with Apostle Micheal Goins officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Hill
Cemetery in Latta. Professional services of comfort are entrusted to
Shipmans Funeral Home of Latta.
The wonderful gift of Charles Berry began March 2, 1961. Charles was the
sixth child of seven children born to the late Steven John Berry Sr. and
Margaret Helen Bethea Berry.
Charles received his education in public schools of Latta and continued his
education at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence. He received an
associate degree in automotive mechanics and a Bachelor of Arts in theology
from Morris College in Sumter.
As a child until his adulthood, he attended Bethel Hill AME Church in the
Skillet Community where he served faithfully on various auxiliaries until he was
led of the Lord to move his membership to Outreach Family Fellowship in
Elder Berry, as he was affectionately called, and his beloved wife, Willie
Mae, joined Outreach Family Fellowship in 1987. They were installed as youth
pastors in 1989 and later ordained as assistant pastors of the fellowship.
Elder Berry played such an integral and essential role in the growth and
establishing of the vision and the ministry in both locations. Elder Berry was not
only a spiritual father and youth pastor to Outreach, but to many, many
ministries as well.
It is impossible to talk about what Outreach Family Fellowship has been able
to achieve in this locale and throughout certain parts of America, as well as
Africa and Asia, without mentioning the grace of God that worked in Elder
He leaves to cherish an everlasting legacy of love, a faithful wife, Willie
Mae Williamson Berry; a beautiful and talented daughter, Teera Lynnette Berry
of the home; two brothers, Stephen (Cheryl) Berry and Marvin Berry of Latta;
four sisters, Viola Rogers of Columbia, Cora Saunders and Daisy (Chris) Burns
of Latta and Marjorie (Frank) Leslie of Charleston; a special niece, Karla
of Latta; a beloved father-in-law, Pastor James Edward (Mary) Williams of
Marion; two special sisters-in-law, Emma Williams of Greenville and Lisa (Greg)
Gause of Dillon; two brothers-in-law, James Earl Williams of Marion and
William Edward Williams of Dillon; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles and other relatives and friends.
Published in the Morning News on 6/19/2007.
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