Nancy W. Berry, age 88 passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Warner Center for Caring.
She was born in Sanford, Florida to the late Robert Austin Williams and Thelma Edith Dobbins.
She was raised in Sanford and lived there most of her young adult life until she married Kenneth Leon Berry, Sr. in 1952. They relocated to Orlando where she taught Music at Jefferies Elementary School in St. Cloud, Florida for many years.
Mrs. Berry received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and continued her education at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education.
After retiring from teaching in the early 1990’s, she moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida where she pursued her love for genealogy, history and sports. She could always be found watching tennis, Atlanta Braves Baseball games and above all, Gators Football.
Mrs. Berry was very active at Amelia Baptist Church and up until her early 80’s she went on missionary trips all over the world, taking in the sights and enjoying the new people she met.
Mrs. Berry loved her family and relished every minute spent with her children and grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Berry, Sr., and her grandson, Jason Flood.
She leaves behind her son, Ken (Cindy) Berry of Jupiter, FL, daughter, Angela (Dave) Flood of Yulee, FL, son, Dana (Karen) Berry of Hoover, AL; grandchildren, Jeremy (Suzanne) Flood of Huntington, TX, Ashley (Jeff) Spencer of Yulee, FL, Rob Berry of Inverness, FL, Christine (Drew) Blasband of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Joshua (Shaina) Berry of Birmingham, AL, Jordan (Jourdan) Berry of Hoover, AL; eleven great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law Dena Flood of Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Amelia Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until the hour of service at the church.
She will be laid to rest in Green Pine Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome but if so desired, donations may be made in Mrs. Berry’s name to: Amelia Baptist Church Missions Fund, 961167 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034