Loss of John Berry (October 17, 1968 - November 1, 2011)

"John was an ardent supporter of Reclaiming Futures as well as a vocal advocate for social justice involving all youth. He had a strong passion for his work and the communities impacted by his efforts. As the Justice Fellow, he was a leader and innovator in the Forsyth area in Reclaiming Futures, and worked very hard to cultivate the model as well as natural supports for young folk involved in their care across Forsyth County. We hope that you join with us in expressing our deepest condolences to his wife Valerie and his three children."
- Robin Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Our Heavenly Father has called home our beloved, John M. Berry Jr., 43; our hearts are made sad but yet we rejoice in his homegoing. He made his transition on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at his residence.
Born in Burke County on October 17, 1968, he was the son of the late Johnny and Buena Pauline Berry.
He graduated from East Burke High School and went on to get his bachelor’s degree at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. John served as the Chief Court Counselor for Forsyth County and was an active member of New Birth Worship Center. He was a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
He leaves to cherish his memories, wife Valerie M. Berry; three daughters, Brianna, Alexandria and Jordan Berry; sisters Jennifer Berry of Kernersville, NC and Melanie (Lamont) Scales of Winston-Salem, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, November 5, 2011 at New Birth Worship Center, 1033 New Birth Dr., East Bend, NC 27018 with Dr. James L. E. Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in New Birth Worship Center Cemetery. The family visitation will be held from 1:00pm until 2:00pm on Saturday at the Church.
    A college fund has been established in honor of John Berry for his three daughters Brianna, Alexandria, and Jordan. Your generous contribution can be made payable to: Valerie Berry FBO Brianna Berry, Alexandria Berry, or Jordan Berry and mailed to: Valerie Berry, 4157 Benton Creek Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
    Online condolences can be made at Russell Funeral Services.

Updated: November 03 2011