Mabell Berry

Mabell Berry

Mabell Brickhouse Berry, 90 of Moyock, NC died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Jacksonville, NC.  She was born in Tyrrell County, NC in 1923 to the late Lafayette and Janie Dodge Brickhouse and was the widow of the late George W. Berry.  Mrs. Berry was involved in many community activities.  She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Northwest Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA and a member of Moyock Home Demonstration Club.  Mrs. Berry worked for many years teaching crafts for the College of the Albemarle and, at various times, for 4-H Club summer camps.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Silvester and husband Bill of Jacksonville, NC and Patricia Berry of Waynesboro, PA; three sons,  Bill Berry and wife, Dorothy  of Raleigh, NC, Roger Berry and wife, Connie of Camden, NC, and Orville Berry and wife, Wanda of Moyock, NC; two sisters, Pearl Furlough of Columbia, NC and Lillian Lohli of Smithfield VA, fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Cahoon and a brother, Leslie Brickhouse.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.  at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery  with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Currituck County Senior Center, 153 Courthouse Road, Currituck, NC 27929.    Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Berry family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Kenny Anderson and mom

    Orville, Wanda and family,
    We were sorry to hear of your moms passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. If there is anything at all we can do for you please let us know.

  2. Wanda Forbes

    Peggy, so sorry to hear of your mother passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Wanda Sanderlin Forbes

  3. Connie Rhine Holder

    May God Bless and Keep the family at their time of need. All are I. Our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Janet Garrett

    Growing up “across the field” from Mrs. Berry, I have many fond memories of her. My prayers are with your entire family.

  5. Maria Furlough

    Aunt Mabell was one sweet soul and always made me feel like a welcome part of the family. My best memories of her will be the family reunions she always hosted at her home. She finished her race well and is now with her Lord. Hal and I extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family and her close friends.

  6. Ted Creekmore

    Please accept my sympathy on the death of your dear mother. It’s been a long time, but I remember stopping in occasionally with Bill, particularly when we measured land in the 1962 timeframe. She was always so nice to me. And Bill kept me up on her “doings” over the years. I feel she influenced so many people through her teaching.

  7. Melody Beck

    Mrs.Silvester, so sorry for your loss and I have wonderful memories of the summer that Bondi and I spent a week with your mother and enjoyed her home so much. We played outside and got to see all the crafts she worked on in the shed out back…she was such a creative cool lady!


  8. Sandra Berry Pickell

    To all the family,We are sorry of your moms passing.Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all.

  9. Rosalie Rose

    To the family, I was sorry to hear about your mother passing. I spent a lot of time in “the shed”with the other women working on trunk refinishing. She was quite a women. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. We spent lots of hours working on stools, chairs, and trunks.

  10. Dave Boyle

    Peggy, Bill and Family,
    Peggy and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy at your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family.

  11. Steve and Belinda Spencer

    Roger, Connie and families,
    Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to all.

  12. Diane Gilleland

    I have been so inspired by Ms. Berry. I always have her in my thoughts because my home is full of antique trunks. When folks come over, they always notice and ask me about them. That’s when I get to share the wonderful stories of Ms. Maybell Berry. She was a very kind person. An inspiring person in her very simple ways and her tremendous knowledge of furniture repair, refinishing, and restoration.

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