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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday September 24th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday September 24th, 2022

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Holston View Cemetery
Saturday September 24th, 2022
Ending at 1:00pm

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry, 66, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and Christian.


Mary was a resident of Kingsport, TN, and was born to the late William and Vera Axson on December 21, 1955. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at King University in 1991 and served others as a nurse at Wellmont for 30 years.


Mary’s Christian faith was an essential part of her life. She was diligent about reading and sharing messages from the Bible. Her children and grandchildren brought her an abundance of joy, and she never missed an opportunity to show them her love and kindness. She was happy spending time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals, and enjoying moments with her family.  Mary was a kind, generous friend who didn’t hesitate to help those in need. She truly tried to live by God’s grace and let his word guide her.


Mary is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lynn Berry; her son Bart Berry and wife Carrie Berry; three grandchildren, Cheyene Berry, Lilly Tester, and Brady Berry; a brother, Tommy Peterson; sister Benni; nephew Gregg Peterson and family; and niece Dana Peterson Seay and family. Mary’s beloved son, Brett Berry, passed away suddenly in 2020.


The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Bro. Ralph Crawford officiating.


Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Gregg Peterson, Jacob Seay, Caleb Seay, Jerry Bledsoe and Scott Laughlin.


 In lieu of flowers, please donate to Homeland Baptist Church (Awana Program), 2504 Hawaii St, Kingsport, TN 37660.



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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Berry

BETTY WHITSON Sep 24 2022 12:50 PM

I met Mary in the mid 1990's when she came to work in home health at Holston Valley and knew immediately she was someone very special. Mary always had a smile on her face and a light in her eyes that drew people to her. She soon became a favorite among the many patients she visited. Being around Mary was like breathing a breath of fresh air. She was an excellent nurse and very compassionate with her patients. Never saw her get flustered or act like she was in a hurry. She was always willing to help out in any way she could and never complained about picking up an extra visit after a long day of work. Mary was truly an Angel here on earth and I know she is rejoicing with all the angels in heaven. Many might say she has earned her wings but I feel she already had them here on earth. My deepest condolences to her family.

Judy Trent Sep 23 2022 10:01 PM

Lynn, I am so sorry.

Kathe Crawford Sep 23 2022 2:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Berry

Dianne Rhymer Sep 23 2022 8:24 AM

Mary was one of the most caring ladies I ever had the pleasure of knowing. She said a lot of prayers for me and she had an intuition of knowing what was happening in your life. Lynn, you truly found a jewel in Mary. She will be missed but the joy she is now experiencing is beyond measure. God Bless.

Lynda Jones Sep 23 2022 1:03 AM

Well I can hear Mary laughing at me now and saying "Karen, we only lived an hour away from Ft. Campbell not 4....but the point I wanted to make is this....I showed up late at night...and she welcomed me with open arms and we hadn't met...she was a wonderful woman all those years ago...and I am so happy my Uncle Lynn was blessed with 49 years with her...We were all blessed to have known her

Karen McCloud Sep 22 2022 11:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Berry

Frankie Yankee Sep 22 2022 8:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Berry

Joetta Powers Sep 22 2022 8:10 PM

I first met Mary through Karen McCloud. Several years later we reconnected at ETSU while in nursing school. We spent many hours studying together and I always enjoyed her company. She made all those hours studying more pleasant! She will always hold a special place in my heart!

Kathy Wallen Sep 22 2022 3:59 PM

I remember when I first met Mary. I was 19 and in the army and my flight from Nashville to Ft Campbell (which was 4 hours away) was cancelled. I had to be there the next day and no flights available. But I had Lynn and Mary's address (they had written me during basic training). So I called a cab and prayed they would be home. They were and immediately offered for me to stay the night and took me the next day to my base. She was so kind and she felt and treated me as family right away. It's something I will never forget, how they were both there for me at a time that was a little scary for me. My love and prayers are with all of you.

Karen McCloud Sep 22 2022 3:25 PM

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