On Tuesday evening, September 22, 2020, God called his servant, our mother, Omega Berry and she answered the call. She was one of twelve children born to the late William and Maggie James Gilyard of Rowesville, South Carolina. In 1948 she met and married the late William Berry and to that union three children were born; William, Maggie and Penny.
“Mac”, as she was affectionately called by many, became a member of Forest Chapel UM Church at an early age where she served actively as a member of the Senior Choir and a member of the United Methodist Women until her health began to fail. She was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg County. In her early years, she worked as a Presser in Brooklyn, New York and she later worked in the industrial industry in St. Matthews, South Carolina.
“Mac” enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also loved traveling, fishing and gardening with her son.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a grandson and 10 siblings; one sister and nine brothers.
A gentle sweet spirit, always reflecting the love of God, Granny Mac leaves to cherish and carry on her legacy a son, William (Rosa) Berry, Jr.; two daughters, Maggie (Robert) Fogle and Penny Berry of Augusta, GA; grandchildren; William Lamont (Quashandra) Berry of Atlanta, GA, Wilmont (Dr. Jessica) Berry of Orangeburg, SC, Lucino Berry of Columbia, SC; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mazie Boyd of Rowesville; one brother, Levie Boyd of Orangeburg; two sisters-on-law, Jessie Bell Livingston of Rowesville and Eartha Dean Boyd of Orangeburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will always be cherished by her extended family and everyone she came in contact with during her years at the Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Monday, September 28,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home at 1:00pm until 7:00pm.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 29,2020 at Glover's Funeral Home beginning at 11:00am.
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