Alice E. Berry, the daughter
of Sylvester and Flossie (Stewart) Berry, was born May 25, 1933 in Princeton.
Having professed a hope in
Christ at a young age, she was baptized and became a member of Olive Branch
Missionary Baptist Church. Later she became an active member of the St. Paul
Missionary Baptist church where she served as president of the Senior Usher
Board, sang in the Choir, and ministered in the Missionary Society.
She began her education at LylesStationSchool. She attended LincolnHigh
until the public school system was desegregated resulting in her being among
the first graduates of the newly integrated PrincetonHigh
1951. She continued her education by attending LockyearBusinessCollege and TriStateHairAcademy.
A lifelong resident of Princeton, Alice worked as a domestic, a clerk at the Gibson County
Courthouse, and Whirlpool. She also was employed by Hurst Mfg. until poor
health caused her to retire. She was preceded in death by her father and
mother, two brothers, Luther and Fred C. Berry Sr., and a sister, Velma
Alice departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the age
of 79 years, four months, and thirteen days while hospitalized at GibsonGeneralHospital.
She leaves to cherish her
memories a daughter, Valgenia McCray and a devoted
grandson Bill McCray, two sisters, Anna Geraldine Hester and Edna L. Wright,
one sister-in-law, Ada Berry, a foster sister Debra
Swope of New Jersey, one foster brother, Shelby Barnes of Nevada, a
goddaughter, Elizabeth (Rev. Floyd) Edwards of Anderson; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, church family and friends.
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Rodney Coffer, with eulogist, Dr.
Floyd Edwards, Sr. Burial will be at SandHillCemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 4
until on Friday at Colvin