Martha Chaplin “MeMe” Berry, 80, of Hot Springs, Virginia was called home by the Lord on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 24, 1936 in Warm Springs, the daughter of the late Wilbur Duncan Chaplin and Ann Duling Chaplin.
Martha was previously employed as the secretary for the Virginia Extension Agency for 37 years.
She was a founding and active member of Living Stones Ministries in Clifton Forge, VA. She became a Christian later in life and faithfully served the Lord. No one who was part of Martha’s family would ever doubt her love for them. One of her great joys was cooking for the pleasure of others.
Martha is survived by her children: Allan Berry and wife Yvonne of Chesterfield, VA, Tracy Rollins and husband Mike of Millboro, VA; grandchildren: Michelle Floyd and husband Jeff of Virginia Beach, VA, Kimberly Vervain and husband Sean of Ashville, NC, Adrian Berry of Chesterfield, VA, Lindsay Wilson of Chesterfield, VA; great grandchildren who became very close to her: Ava Floyd, Maren Floyd, Salim Vervain, Zipporah Vervain; sister; Jeanie Leary of Waynesboro, VA; and a special friend and neighbor, Mark Forbes of Millboro, VA.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Henry “Bootsie” Berry IV, daughter-in-law, Connie Mines Berry, as well as several brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Living Stones Ministries, 100 Griffith Lane, Clifton Forge, VA 24422, with Pastor Mike Rollins officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Living Stones Ministries.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millboro Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 295, Millboro, VA, or Living Stones Ministries, 601 Granville Ave, Clifton Forge, VA 24422 in lieu of flowers.
Martha Chaplin was one of the finest people I ever knew. She was a tireless worker at the Red Cross here in Hot Springs; she could be counted on no matter what! Ever Blood-Drive I worked, she was always with the quick story and laugh.
Martha loved her family and would and DID walked an extra mile for their benefit; she was a great cook and made the best cakes I ever tasted. God speed, sister.
A KEENE (& BETSY) Byrd
Dear Families of Martha and (Bootsie) – We are all saddened by this loss. Martha was a kind person and, with Connie Berry, was always helping with my boys when they were small….I will miss her, but she is with her one and only now. Love & Miss ya….Patti Riner