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Phyllis Ann Barker BerryCHILHOWIE, Va. Phyllis Ann Barker Berry, age 63, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home. She was born September 25, 1953 in Marion, to the late William "Bill" and Bonnie Ella Murray Barker. Phyllis was a member of Chilhowie Christian Church. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers. Above all she was a loving wife, and friend to all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Dennis Barker. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 17 years, Richard Keith Berry of Chilhowie, Va.; step-daughter, Kelly Berry Stevens and husband George of Pocomoke City, Md.; sister-in-law, Golda Barker of Marion, Va.; five grandchildren; two nieces, Christy Bise and husband, Danny and their daughter, Abby, all of Marion, Va., Sherry Wolfe of Staunton, Va.; aunt, Marlene Murray of Marion, Va.; cousin, Tammy Murray Harrison and her son, Trevor Richardson, both of Marion, Va.; and special friends, Sandy Counts Williams, Dixie Olinger Sheets, and Gail Vernon. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend Frank Branson officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chilhowie Christian Church, 172 Apple Valley Road, Chilhowie, VA 24319. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Berry Family.
Richard, I was so sorry to here of Phyllis Ann's passing. She was a very wonderful Christian lady. You may remember that she was my "cousin-in-law" by way of my deceased wife Bonnie Barker Summerell. I know that my Bonnie and her Bonnie, were waiting at heaven's gate, along with so many other family and friends. I know that you already know this, but I will say it anyway: When you and Phyllis found each other, she found the great love of her life. And, you continued to reinforce that connection as you were always there for her in good times and sad times. Thank you for all you did for her. I know you have many fond memories to look back on. You probably remember that Phyllis was my "cousin-in-law" by way of my wife, Bonnie Barker Summerell. I know that my Bonnie and her Bonnie were leading the celebration when Phyllis crossed the river and entered Heaven's Gates. I wish that I could have made it up for the service, but with my poor health, I don't travel much beyond the county line. But I look forward to a similar celebration in the not too distant future, 'when I am called up yonder'. What a wonderful day that will be! May God Almighty bless you and keep you until you are also called. -Clyde
Clyde Summerell May 24 2017 12:00 AM
My dear Richard, You will be in my prayers. I'm sure that Phyllis was a happy lady with you. May God send His Comforter to you and yours.. God bless you my dear. Sincerely yours Faye Mack
Faye P McIntyre May 22 2017 12:00 AM
I am very saddened by Phyllis passing. We went to school together and as young girls were in ballet together. I will keep Phyllis' family and friends in my prayers
Shelia Jean Shuler Williams May 20 2017 12:00 AM
Dear Richard, shocked and very sorrow toto hear of Phyllis passing. Don't get to see you all as much recently, but we had such memorial and great times in the past. God bless you both and hold you close. We are thinking of you friend. Chico and Laura
Chico and Laura edwards May 20 2017 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss of Phyllis. Prayers for Richard & the family.
Tara Caldwell May 20 2017 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis' family ...mike & Teresa
Teresa Snavely May 19 2017 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Barker Berry
Teresa Snavely May 19 2017 12:00 AM
Richard, I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing, I only met her a couple of times, but we were good friends on Facebook and talked often. She was a good person. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. Donna
Donna Shaw Hamm May 19 2017 12:00 AM
My heart goes out to all who loved Phyllis. Her passing is a great sorrow and loss. I especially want to extend my sympathy to Richard. I know your heart is hurting, and I pray your memories help soften this blow.
Lisa Combs May 19 2017 12:00 AM
Zac Caldwell May 19 2017 12:00 AM