ELBERON — Ethel Evelyn Jones Berryman, 94, of Elberon passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Born March 11, 1920 on Warrique Plantation, Isle of Wight County, she was the youngest daughter of the late Sidney Johnson Jones and Elsie Maude Maury Jones. Her family moved to Grayland in Surry County where she attended Claremont Elementary School and later to the King Family Plantation where she attended Dendron High School.
Mrs. Berryman met and married her husband of 59 years, the late Ernest Mooring Berryman and made her final move to Beechland where she would spend her life taking care of her husband, raising her family and making her house a home. She loved to cook and have family dinners, especially on Sunday. Mrs. Berryman was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, as well as serving in many other capacities. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Violet Lowe, Margaret Bell, Neil Jones, Ruth Lowe, Dennis Jones and Bertha Simms.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Darlene B. Richards of Surry; her son, E. Mac Berryman and his wife, Joanie of Elberon; grandchildren, Bobby Richards and his wife, Stacey of Elberon, Sherri R. Brittle and her husband, Smokey, of Wakefield, Don Richards and his wife, Amy, of Surry, Melissa Berryman and her husband, Bryan Chadwick, of Atlantic Beach, N.C., Steve Berryman and his wife, Jordan, of Surry and Lisa Trombley and her husband, David, of Surry; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Thursday, July 3, 10 a.m. at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Surry with the Rev. Ray Rowland officiating. After the service the family will receive friends at the home on 2200 Golden Hill Road Elberon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Berryman’s memory to the charity of your choice. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.