Melba June Berry

Published 12:27 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Melba June Berry, 80, of Monticello passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 23, 2020. The family held a private church service on Wednesday, May 27, 2020,  followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Mrs. Berry was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, crafting, cooking, and just staying busy.

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She was a special person to those who knew her, you could talk to her about anything.

She was a strong fighter who loved people, and they loved her. Above all else, she loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelby and Myrtle Lambert; her grandsons, Justin David Smith and Mason Berry; and her brothers, Grover Lambert, Glenn Lambert and Wayne Lambert

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ford Berry of Monticello; her son, David Smith of Monticello; her daughter, Lisa (Ken) Griffith of Monticello; her sons, David Berry of Prentiss, Mark (Neeley) Berry of Somerset, Wisconsin; and Mike Berry of Carson; her grandchildren, Brandi (Jason) Bryant of Prentiss, Tiffani (Seth) Ferguson of Wesson, Kaci Bass of Monticello, Benjamin (Tracy) Cooper of Glenn Allan, Shane Berry of Sumrall, Morgan Berry of Prentiss, Derrick Berry of Somerset, Wisconsin, Hayden Berry of Somerset, Wisconsin and Madelyn Berry of Prentiss; her great-grandchildren, David Cody Bryant, Devyn Bryant, Drew Bryant, Hayden Griffith, Hunter Bass, Kenli Bass, Charlie Ferguson,  Anna Ferguson, Alli Ferguson, Cassidy Cooper, Ashlyn Cooper, Owen Berry and Hawk Berry; her sisters, Murle Neal of Florence, and Mildred Boyles of Monticello; and a host of nieces and nephews.