Frances M. Berry

February 21, 1920 - February 26, 2008

Frances M. Berry, age 88, of Trenton, Texas passed away February 26, 2008 in Denison, Texas. She was born February 21, 1920, in Texarkana, Texas, the daughter of Thomas and Zula (Shaw) Moores. On April 8, 1945, she married Earnest E. Berry in Texarkana. He preceded her in death. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8, 1995, at the First United Methodist Church in Leonard. They met at the Blue Moon Cafe in Leonard on a blind date while Earnest was on leave from World War II. She was a school teacher for thirty-six years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leonard and also Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Desert, Texas. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and belonged to the Texas Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Sherry Kirkland of Trenton; grandsons, Craig Donihoo and Kody Kirkland of Trenton; brother, Richard Moores of Amarillo; cousins, Margaret Stewart and Gloria Moores of Texarkana, Delores Mitchell of Walterboro, SC, Grace Ann Brown and her husband Carl of Walterboro, SC and their children, Jim, Mary Hunter and West; niece, Heather and husband Col. (Ret) Drew Bennett of Springfield, MO; nephew, Loy Kirkland and his wife Jan of Frisco, TX; great-nieces, Alexandria Bennett of Springfield, MO and Stacey Lucas and her husband Randy of Tomball, TX and their children, Molly and Matthew; great-nephew, Kyle Kirkland of Austin, TX; and sister-in-law, Lola Childress of Celeste and her children Robert Childress and Donna Haynes. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 29, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Leonard, Texas, with Rev. David Sharp and Rev. Scott Leslie officiating. Interment will follow at Pike Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of Leonard on Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Frances and Earnest were two of my childhood heroes. Frances with her gracefulness will be sorely missed. Donna J. Glasscock Massey, February 29, 2008 Keith and Sheri, I am very sorry for your loss of your mother, may God be with you during this time. We are praying for you. Stacy Walls, February 29, 2008 To the whole Frances Berry Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember her welcoming smile and open arms for us at the Leonard Methodist Church. Love, Brian, Cindi & Justin Cindi Hinton, February 29, 2008