Alice L. Berry

Published 11:40 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Services were held for Alice L. Berry on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Zion Hill Church of God in Christ.  Burial was in the Buckley Family Cemetery in New Hebron. Elder James Harrell officiated. Laird Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Berry, 83, died on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the Detroit area of Michigan.

Mrs. Berry was the seventh of eight children born to the late Charlie Barnes and the late Ada Gholar of Prentiss.  At an early age, she joined the Zion Hill Church and remained a member until she relocated and united with the Whitlock Memorial Church, prior to joining Indiana C.O.G.I.C., where she served for over twenty years.  Mrs. Berry finished her worship journey at Living Bread Ministries, when the Lord called her home.

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Mrs. Berry graduated from Prentiss Institute School, and after high school she met and married Fate D.Sims of Prentiss, and to this union four children were born, two of whom preceded her in death.  After moving to Michigan, she married the late Eurlie (Hoss-Paw) Berry.  While in Michigan, she worked at Maybury Clinic in Detroit, retiring in 1994.  Mrs. Berry enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family, in addition to volunteering her time to serve Toys for Tots.

Mrs. Berry’s survivors include her two sons, James Sims and Dannie Sims, both of Detroit, Michigan; her one sister Annie Jane(Charlie) Sims of Prentiss; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a dedicated

niece, Dianne Macon of Jackson; and a number of other relatives and friends.