Johnny Berry

Published 5:59 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014


Johnny Berry

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Dewayne Berry, 30, of Picayune, Miss. who passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Picayune, will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Rosa of Sharon Church of God in Christ.

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Burial will be in the Parker Chapel Church Cemetery. A native of Picayune, Miss., he was employed as a Supervisor for Specialized Treatment Facility in Gulfport, Miss. He was a member of Parker Chapel Baptist Church, a Junior Deacon, member of the Church Choir, 2003 Graduate of Picayune Memorial High School. Johnny also graduated from Pearl River Junior College, Southern University of Baton Rouge, and Missouri State University. He played football for Southern University and Pearl River Junior College. He was awarded the 2002 Most Valuable Linebacker in Picayune State Championship 2002 Division 7-4A, and later 2004 National Championship for Pearl River Junior College: 12-0.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Johnny Burnett, Nathaniel Tatum, and Dorthine Burton, James F. Anderson; uncles, Nathaniel Tatum Jr., Chester Tatum, Johnnie Burnett Jr., Ozell Walls; aunts, Tammara Burnett, Linda Bradfield, and Elizabeth Hawkins.

Survivors include his daughter, JaeSymone Berry of Gulfport; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie and Mae Frances Berry of Picayune; companion, Sylvia Houze of Gulfport; two stepsons, Kam’ron turner and Kaidan Turner of Gulfport; one sister, Camilla Conley of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Jessie Ray Burnett of Picayune and James (Keshia) Burnett of Gautier, Miss.; grandmother, Eula Anderson of Picayune; eight aunts, Loretta Stubbs, Lessie Washington, Dorothy Hawthorne, Flora Burnett, Lisa Tatum, Danna Rivers, Mammie Walls, Kadie Burnett; eleven uncles, Robert Burnett, Chester Burnett, Albert Hawthorne Lawrence Stewart, Donald Berry, Terry and James Tatum, Rev. Robert Hawkins, Manon Rivers, Roy Bradfield, and Roy Simmons.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. in Rosa of Sharon Church of God in Christ under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.

Johnny’s favorite saying was, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”