Dr. R. A. Berry Jr.
Dr Roy Alfred Berry, Jr, was born December 11, 1933 in New Hebron, Mississippi and passed away on March 3, 2012 in Sacramento, California after a long battle with Dementia.A Memorial Service will be held March 17, 2012, 11:00 am at New Hebron Baptist Church, New Hebron, Mississippi and a graveside service at the New Hebron Cemetery will be at held 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the "Allen Bishop, Gene Cain and Al Berry Scholarship Fund" at Millsaps College, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210-0001 or the New Hebron Baptist Church Building Fund, P O Box 37, New Hebron, MS 39140. Online condolences are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com
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Al was a Chemistry Professor for 36 years at Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi. Everyone agrees Al loved his students and they all loved him, even when he failed them. Al spent most of his free time at "The Place," his land near New Hebron, hunting, raising Beagles, and sharing the outdoors with untold friends and children. Bill Orr, his life long hunting partner, said it best "Al was always happy."In 2008, Al with his wife of 57 years, Marian Jean Berry, moved to Sacramento, California to live with his son and daughter in law, Dr Roy and Traci Berry, and his grandchildren, Calvin Berry, Mark Berry, George Berry, Mari Tateyama and Trent Tateyama. He is also survived by his son and daughter in law, Jefferson Hord Berry and Dr Peggy Elam of Nashville, Tennessee. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of arrangements.