Our father, Elder Howard Berry 89, of Kent, Washington passed away, Friday, May 26, 2017 after a brief illness. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church 2801 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington.
Our father, was born April 3, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama to Albert and Margie Berry. He attended Powderly School after which he entered the United States Navy and served for 26 years.
While attending church one Sunday, he met and later married the love of his life, Ms. Arletha Ward in Norfolk, Virginia on September 9, 1946.
Our father was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Arletha. He leaves to celebrate his life his eight (8) children, Audrey, Howard, Reginald (Sharon), Michelle (Richard Anthony), David (Gina), William Albert (Leatrice) all of Seattle area, Charlene (Memphis, TN) Frederick (Brenda) of Modesto, California.
26 Grandchildren; 25 Great Grandchildren; and 5 Great Great Grandchildren; His sister, Mildred Hall; sister-in law, Carrie Beny; and many relatives, close friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.