Joan Bryant-Berry, the daughter of Susie and Joe Bryant was born on January 20, 1931 in Pulaski, Tennessee. After the family moved to Gary in 1942, Joan attended schools in Gary and began her career working as a student assistant in the administrative offices of Roosevelt School. She graduated in 1949 and on September 3, 1949 she married Ernest Scott Berry.
Soon after their marriage, she joined The Church of God in Gary and eventually began her dedicated volunteer secretarial services to its ministry. Mrs. Berry balanced her church ministry alongside her 56-year career as an administrative assistant and secretary for the Gary Schools at Beckman Middle School and Roosevelt High School. Although no children were born to the union of Joan and Ernest, Joan was forever the loving spiritual guide and supporter to all of her family members, friends, coworkers, church members and countless children in her Gary Means Manor Community, at her churches and at the schools where she was employed. Mrs. Berry leaves to cherish her memory her beloved Sister-in-law, Betty Bryant and a host of loving nieces, nephews, close friends and church members. Visitation Service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at The First Church of God, 134 East 43rd Ave, Gary, IN. Her Memorial Service will be at 11am.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Joan and Ernest Berry Scholarship Fund at GEDF, Inc., PO Box 641257, Gary, IN. 46401
Published by Post-Tribune from Sep. 19 to Sep. 24, 2021.