Bessie Ruth Berry


Bessie Ruth BerryBessie Ruth Davis Berry was the third child born to Lawson and Maude Davis on January 27, 1918 in Liberty Hill, Texas. She married the love of her life, James Cameron Berry, Jr. on January 20, 1934.

Bessie Ruth Berry went to be with  her Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 4, 2014. She was a faithful Christian nearly three-quarters of a century. Bessie Ruth and her husband, James Cameron Berry, were married more than 50 years. They believed their greatest accomplishment on earth was rearing three wonderful Christian children who established Christian homes.

Married in the height of the Great Depression, Bessie Ruth learned to be a frugal, yet excellent homemaker. She always had a garden, canned up the crops all summer long to serve hot, nourishing meals to her family in the winter. She sewed, quilted and crocheted for her family. She took care of the sick, ministering where she could. She often taught Bible class on Sunday mornings.

She and her husband enjoyed their farming community and often had 42 parties until their sons got old enough to play football and their daughter basketball. They faithfully supported all of the school activities and ball games. It was a good life.

In the fall of 1978, Bessie Ruth and her husband retired in Marble Falls, Texas. They loved to travel in a camper, visiting family, going to different states and appreciating this great country.

Bessie Ruth lived to see nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Like Job from the Bible, she lived a long life and saw her heritage come into the fourth generation.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Cameron Berry; her son, Robert Berry; her daughter-in-law, Nila Berry; her granddaughter, Jessica Posey; her great grandson, Byron Berry; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Davis; and her siblings, Melva Hays, Odean Davis, Claude Davis, and Fulton Davis.

She is survived by a son, Harley R. Berry of Katy, Texas; a daughter, Sue Taylor of Collierville, Tennessee; a daughter-in-law, Verna Howell of Fort Worth; and the aforementioned eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, Texas.

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