Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Harold Joseph Berry, Sr.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Harold Joseph Berry, Sr.

Harold Joseph Berry Sr., 93, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be at 10 a. m., and funeral services at 11 a.m., on Friday, May 17, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Ruston officiated by Rev.Clayton Owen. Interment will be at Kilpatrick Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Harold Joseph Berry Sr. was born March 7, 1931, in New Orleans to John Berry Jr. and Viola Purcell. He proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked for AT&T for many years until retirement.

He was a founding member of Airline Baptist Church in Metairie, and a member of Williams Blvd. Baptist Church in Kenner. After Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife moved to Ruston and became active members of First Baptist Church.

He loved the Lord and his family so much. He enjoyed many hobbies which he shared with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola Berry. Also preceding him in death are his brothers, Alphonse Berry and Ferdinand Berry.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Joan Berry; four children, Harold J. Berry Jr, and wife Jody, Carol Berry Kirby and husband Dean, Brenda Berry O’Nuanain and husband Brian, John Alan Berry and wife Beth; nine grandchildren, Harold Joseph Berry III and wife Alison, Darrell Bouchie, Nathan Berry and wife Giselle, Matthew Kirby and wife Whitney, Benjamin Kirby and wife Stacy, Catherine Rathbone and husband Richard, Jeffery Magee, Jonathan Magee and wife Tiffany, Virginia Berry; 10 great- grandchildren, Harold Joseph Berry IV, Abby Berry, McKenna Kirby, Claire Kirby, Davis Kirby, Hannah Kirby, Caroline Rathbone, Landon Estey, Kiara Estey, Finn Magee; and numerous nieces and nephews that were loved so dearly by their Uncle Harry.

Pallbearers will be Harold Joseph Berry III, Harold Joseph Berry IV, Darrell Bouchie, Nathan Berry, Matthew Kirby, Benjamin Kirby, Jeffrey Magee and Jonathan Magee. Honorary Pallbearers will be Norman Rivera, Dean Kirby, and Brian O’Nuanain.

The family would like to thank the following: Clayton Owen, for his kindness and faithful service to our father; Norman Rivera for his kindness and servant’s heart; the kind and caring nurses and staff of Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Dr. Greg Tubre and nurses Sarah and Hannah of Green Clinic; Dr. Sedo Tamakloe of NLMC; the caring staff of Premier Hospice; members and friends of First Baptist Church for their years of loving fellowship.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhmes. com.