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Mary Berry

June 5, 1931 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 90)


Mary Hopkins Young Berry, aged 90, recently of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully in Florence, SC on September 9, 2021.  

Mary was born in New Orleans, LA to Barbara Linton Eskrigge Young and John Livingston Hopkins Young on June 5, 1931.  She graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, GA, and attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Landscape Architecture.

On March 27, 1951 she married John Broadus “Jack” Berry, Jr. at St. Philips Church in Charleston, SC, and moved to Fort Monmouth, NJ, where Jack served in the US Army during the Korean War.

After Jack's Army service, Mary moved with Jack during his telephone company career to Nashville, Birmingham, Lafayette, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Cooperstown.  Settling back in Atlanta, she became active at the St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, serving on the Prayer Garden committee, the Flower Committee, and the Vestry.  She volunteered for the Budget Helper Shop, the FISH organization, as well as school fund raisers, scouting organizations, and the Civil Air Patrol.  After their retirement to Highlands, NC, Mary was active at the Church of the Incarnation as an usher, vestry member, and Flower Guild member; the Laurel Garden Club, the Highlands Historical Society, the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Highlands Meals on Wheels, and a bridge club.  

She is survived by her five children: John Donaldson Berry (Jane), David Andrews Berry (Carrie Duncan-Berry), Virginia “Ginny” King Berry Jones (Ken), Alan Broadus Berry (Debra), and Brian Hopkins Berry (Jennifer).  She is also survived by her grandchildren: John Ferguson Berry, William Logan Berry, Edwin Neicy Berry (Justine), Robert Emory Jones (Jessi), Michael Livingston Jones, and Madison Paige Berry.  She is also survived by her brothers Robert Eskrigge Young (Nell), and John King Logan Young (Janet), along with sister-in-law Clare Terrell Berry, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary will be long remembered as one who lived the Golden Rule and one who had a servant’s heart, always looking for ways to care for others, especially the uncared-for.  She leaves us with an incredible legacy of kindness, generosity, and family strength.

Two funeral services will be held.  The first service will be on Wednesday, September 15 at the Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, NC, at 2:00 pm.  Masks are required indoors.  In lieu of flowers, it was Mary's wish that donations be made to either the Church of the Incarnation Bell Tower Endowment fund or to the Highlands Meals on Wheels.

A second service will be held on Thursday, September 16 at Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA, at 11:00 am.  Masks are required indoors.  A private burial will be performed at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, GA, following the second funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, it was Mary's wish that donations be made to the Suthers Center for Christian Outreach, which follows in the footsteps of the Budget Helper Shop.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to each funeral service.  Funeral services are provided by Bryant-Grant Funeral Home of Franklin, NC.

Donations in Memory of Mary Young Berry


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Bell Tower Endowment Fund

Church of the Incarnation

PO Box 729

Highlands, NC 28741


For more information Contact:

Teresa Hollingsworth


Tel: (828) 526-2968






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Meals on Wheels in Highlands

please contact either Maxine or Lester at the Highlands Recreation Department

(828) 526-3556 for more information. 


Meals on Wheels is sponsored by Macon For Progress.




Suthers Center for Christian Outreach

3110 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30319







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