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Christine "Chris" Oakley Berry

Christine "Chris" Oakley Berry, 92, formerly of 107 Pineview St. Abbeville, South Carolina, passed away Thursday January 26, 2012, at her home in San Diego, California. She was the widow of Henry Lee Berry.

Born in Danville, Virginia on Dec. 8, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Walter Oakley and Blanche Elliott. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Chris was a retiree from Abbeville Farm Bureau Insurance Co., where she served as secretary for 20+ years and helped manage office activities. She enjoyed canning vegetables and cooking for family from her lake house in McCormick, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald "Ronnie" Berry of San Diego, California.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Janice Berry of San Diego, California; Judi (Bill) Farris of Heber, Arizona; and Jean (Alan) Wright of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; a son Don (Susan) Berry of Abbeville, South Carolina; a sister Doris Miner of Abbeville, South Carolina; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday Feb. 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Hartley officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home and prior to the service on Friday.

Memorials in memory of Chris may be made to South Side Baptist Church 505 East Greenwood St. Abbeville, South Carolina 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, February 2, 2012
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 3, 2012
Prior to service


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 3, 2012
11:00 AM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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To The Family of Chris and the Celebration of Her Life We were so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. She was a wonderful and inspirational lady to everyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed. We all loved her and honored to call her our friend. Our loss is heaven's gain. Our thoughts are with all of you through this difficult time.

Donnie & Kathy Grant Feb 11 2012 12:00 AM

Gram & Pop took us in during their most difficult time (the loss of their beloved son), kept us safe, warm, and loved. There are no words to express the depth of feeling. How do you say "Thank You"? Impossible. I learned so much from her... she taught (by example) how to live a life of grace and quiet dignity. Your gentle spirit was always with me across the miles.... Ever closer now. I will miss you Gram. Love forever, Chris.

Chris (Berry) Mason Feb 3 2012 12:00 AM

The Berry Family, It was so hard for me to believe that my friend Chris had gone to live with Jesus. But5 all good things come to an end sometime. I remembeer the last time I talked wih Chris she told me that she and Jan were going to move to California. I will surely miss calling her. I know thaat you all will miss her but just know that she is in the arms of Jesus now, no9t suffering anymore. I loved that dear Lady very much.

Bitsy Harrison Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Hagen Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM

We so enjoyed Chris in our class as she was always smiling andfull of joy. She was so proud of her family and loved talking about them. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life.

Marcia Cartledge Feb 2 2012 12:00 AM

I always thought she was the kindest, gentlest lady. I have very fond memories of spending time at her home with my parents, Buddy and Bitsy. May God's love comfort you in your time of sadness and may your memories bring a smile or two. God Bless!

Hope Harrison Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM

Don, I was so sorry to read about your mother's death. I always thought she was so pretty when she came into the Western Auto when we worked together. My mom died 3 years ago at the age of 90. What a blessing that God allowed us to have our moms so long! With love and God's comfort to you and your family.... Trudi Price Estes

Trudi Price Estes Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM

Don and Susan, you are in our thoughts during this difficult time of loss.

Ronny and Diane Culbreth Jan 29 2012 12:00 AM

Thank you to everyone for your support of our family during this difficult time. Gramma was so loved and will be missed by many. We are comforted that she is finally at peace.

Greg and Angie Allen Jan 29 2012 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear about Mrs Berry's death. We have always thought so much of this family, having known them for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thomas and Madonna Ferguson Jan 29 2012 12:00 AM

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