Lester Joezeal Berry

Published 4:38 am Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Memorial services, with the observance of Full Military Honors, for Mr. Lester Joezeal “Joe” Berry were conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Crooked Creek Baptist Church in Silver Creek, with Pastor Derek Chance and Bro. Larry Davis officiating.  Mr. Berry, age 82, entered into the eternal rest of his Lord late Saturday night, July 9, 2022, at the Diversicare Healthcare Services in Brookhaven.

Lester Joezeal Berry was born on April 8, 1940, in Simpson County, to Cabe S. and Martha Keen Berry.  Joe was a true patriot, having served in the Mississippi National Guard, The United States Army and also the United States Air Force, where he retired after many years of service.  He will be remembered for his passion for the outdoors, where he spent many happy hours hunting, fishing and running trot lines. In addition to spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren,

Joe also enjoyed reading Westerns; his favorite author being Louis L’Amour. He was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.

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Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his parents, Cabe S. and Martha Berry; a daughter, Winona Berry; three brothers, Cabe S. Berry Jr, Earl Sexton Berry, Thomas Eual Berry; four sisters, Virginia Brabham, Louise Robertson Brent, Ina Belle Cottrell Embree, Pauline Armstrong and one great-grandson, Cabe Joezeal Pierce.

His memory will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 15 years, Becki Berry of Silver Creek; two daughters,  Doris Little of Sardis, Jannabeth Spear of Walker, Louisiana; one son, Jory Scott (Chrissy) of Oak Grove; one brother, James S. Berry of Byram, MS and two sisters, Esther Thornhill (James) of McComb, and Ellen Sills (Roland) of Pearl.  The legacy of their PawPaw will also live on through his grandchildren, Tonya, Tina, Liza, Alyssa, Kolton, Stephanie, Chris, Vicki, Tiffany, William and Wayne as well as his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mary Grace, Lane, AylaMarie, Luna, Star, Emma, Hannah and Gage.  He also leaves behind his two precious “fur babies,” Molli and Prissy.

Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.