Reggie Ray Berry

Published 1:12 pm Friday, January 15, 2016

Reggie Ray Berry, Retired Mississippi Highway Patrolman, age 72, of New Hebron, MS passed away New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS after a five Year battle with MDS – Myelodysplasia Syndrome.

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Funeral services were held January 3, 2016 at Saulters-Moore Funeral Chapel, Prentiss, MS with Bro. Dan Ainsworth, Bro. Terry Phillips and Bro. Sonny Adkins officiating. Interment followed in New Hebron Cemetery with Bro. Terry Wallace and Bro. Michael Giles handling the graveside service. The Mississippi Highway Patrol Honor Guard gave an impressive presentation of the 21 Gun Salute and Taps in Honor of Reggie’s 30 years of service.

Pallbearers were Wayde Benson, Larry Henderson, Bill Little, Donald Cole, Creston Berch and Dennis Berch. Honorary Pallbearers were Retired and Active Mississippi Highway Patrolmen.

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Reggie was born August 13, 1943 in New Hebron, MS to Reggie Dennis Berry and Mattie Slay Berry. He was a member of Old Hebron Baptist Church and served 6 years in the Mississippi Army National guard.

He was a highly respected Mississippi Highway Patrolman, working in the Hattiesburg District. After retiring, Reggie worked at Saulters Moore Funeral home for 17 years before his diagnosis of MDS which led to a Bone Marrow Transplant at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX in 2013.

Reggie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diann (Beeson) Berry, his son, Russ Berry, and sister Faye Berch, all of New Hebron, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the many churches, friends, and family who prayed For Reggie during his illness.  Online condolences and a guest registry are available at