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Michael Wade Berry

Posted By Jessica Twiford On January 6, 2022 @ 11:50 am In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 34 Comments

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Michael Wade Berry, 35, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, December 26, 2021.

Born in Elizabeth City on March 7, 1986, he was the son of Brenda Gail Berry McMurran and Willie McMurran.

Michael attended Manteo High School and played basketball throughout his youth with Dare County Parks and Recreation. He loved the sport of basketball and was very competitive. Michael had a loved for all children and would often send them to the candy isle to pick up something or hand them a couple of dollars. He had a love for animals, and he loved to stay busy with projects around the house. Michael was always quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. No task was too big or small for Michael when it came to helping someone.

Michael worked as a concrete finisher at Summerell Concrete. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing. Most importantly, he loved his family. He was kindhearted and never met a stranger. Michael loved to drink coffee all hours of the day. He loved mac and cheese and would often eat it out of the pot with his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by a sister, Candace M. Jeffries (Bradley) of Angier, NC; two brothers, Daniel McMurran (Kayla Boyd) of Cary, NC and Damian Conyers of Newport News, VA; grandmother, Josie Gregory Meekins of Manteo, NC; aunt, Doris Jean Berry; cousins, Wayla Berry and Mia Berry;  his dog, Katie Mae; and many additional aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by grandfather, Thomas Luther Berry of Engelhard, NC; grandmother, Doris Modlin Berry of Manteo, NC; uncle, Ronald Wade Berry of Engelhard, NC.

A graveside funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Manteo Cemetery with Rev. DuWayne Gibbs officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the funeral beginning at 10:00 am at Twiford Colony Chapel.

To plant a tree in memory of Michael or send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Outer Banks SPCA, PO Box 2477, Manteo, NC 27954.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks)

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500 Budleigh Street, PO Box 595,
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2449
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Condolence from Courtney Bracy on January 6th, 2022 12:40 pm

Sending all of my love and prayers to the McMurran and Berry families. This is an unimaginable loss and I hope you find peace in knowing he is in a better place and will always be alive in your hearts and minds.

Condolence from Larri Flynt on January 6th, 2022 12:42 pm

Prayers for peace& comfort during this difficult time, I Love you all.

Condolence from Tina O’Neal on January 6th, 2022 1:02 pm

I am broken hearted at the way Michael lost his life. He was a true friend to my brother and helped him so much over the years. I am praying for your family and you all have my deepest sympathy. God bless this young man, he did not deserve to die in the manner that he did. May justice be served. God bless each of you.
Tina O’Neal

Condolence from DANA SUMMERELL on January 6th, 2022 1:08 pm

Oh Michael …….Jimmie and I are just heart broken….when we spoke to you the night before this happened we never imagined it would be the last time…..you surely left a print on our life that will NEVER go away….our prayers are with your entire family and will be here for them always. Fly high and watch over us all! Love you buddy! Dana and Jimmie Summerell

Condolence from Chuck Clark on January 6th, 2022 1:13 pm

Gail and Willie,

We are so sorry to hear about Michael. He always had a smile when I’d run into him. Our sincerest condolences to you and family. You are in our thoughts.

Chuck and Brooke Clark

Condolence from Vickie Craddock on January 6th, 2022 1:33 pm

Sending prayers that your love and precious memories get your family thru this sorrowful time.

Condolence from Debra White Daniels on January 6th, 2022 1:41 pm

Sending prayers and love to the Berry and McMurran family. Michael was a sweet person and was always willing to give you a helping hand, he will be truly misse

Condolence from Karen Brooks on January 6th, 2022 1:59 pm

Michael was a hard worker while he was at Barnhill Contracting Company.
Prayers to all his family and friends.

Condolence from Missy and Stan Newman on January 6th, 2022 2:20 pm

Stan and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. I cannot imagine your grief and frustration during this sad, sad time.

Stan and Missy Newman

Condolence from Dawn Buckalew on January 6th, 2022 2:24 pm

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. We have a lot of happy memories of Michael on and off the basketball courts, his smile and laugh, his kind heart and he was always respectful. Our hearts break for you.
Dawn and Scott Buckalew

Condolence from Priscilla Rayburn on January 6th, 2022 3:38 pm

So sorry Gale and family for your loss of Michael.God bless you and I love you always

Condolence from Misty on January 6th, 2022 3:43 pm

Sending love and prayers to you all. Michael was always sweet to me and the boys. I’m so sorry. Sending hugs to you all.

Condolence from Renee Hodges on January 6th, 2022 6:09 pm

I only knew Michael as a child but and while he enjoyed his mischief, along with all of our boys, he was always so sweet. I wasnt fortunate enough to know the man that he became but I know he’ll be missed and was loved. I grieve for his mom and the whole family and I’ll be praying for your comfort and peace during this time.

Condolence from Bonnie Waits on January 6th, 2022 6:13 pm

Gail, Doris, and all of the family- I pray for the peace, strength, courage, comfort and love that only Jesus can provide throughout this time. Michael was always polite and willing to help whenever I ran into him and he is greatly missed by so many. I love you all and wish I had adequate words to express my sympathy. ✝️❤️

Condolence from Jeremiah Armstrong on January 6th, 2022 6:18 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Michael was a friend to my father. We are praying for your family that you may be comforted in your grief.

Condolence from PATRICIA Ann CALLUM on January 6th, 2022 9:02 pm

I can’t believe you are gone. You were always bigger than life. We will all miss you. You were one of us.
Patty, Erin, Jade, and Max

Condolence from Helen Wall on January 6th, 2022 9:10 pm

My heart and prayers go out to the family. Michael was a kind hearted person and helped me many times. He will be missed.

Condolence from ,Brenda Butler on January 6th, 2022 11:40 pm

Sending love an prayers for peace an strength. One of the hardest things in this life is to lose a child, no matter what age,,

Condolence from Susan(Susanbird) Payne on January 6th, 2022 11:54 pm

My heart is broken for you. I tooknow the pain of losing a child. If there’s anything I can do please let me know. Sending love&light to you all

Condolence from Horsman Family on January 7th, 2022 10:34 am

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Michael was a great guy! He was like family to so many of us, always willing to help and loved kids. He will surely be missed. Sending peace and strength.

Condolence from Liza Jo Armstrong Kitchens on January 7th, 2022 11:21 am

My heart breaks for you. Michael was a friend to my dad and he cared so much that he didn’t want to give up looking for him. I’m so sorry for you loss. I’m continuing prayers of comfort for the family.

Condolence from Della Perry on January 7th, 2022 1:26 pm

Michael was my next-door neighbor when he was a child. As he grew up & moved out on his own, I would see him from time to time in various places. As others have said, he was always respectful & kind. Just a few days before his death, he came and installed a solar motion light on my porch. Every time I pass by this light, I will think of Michael. I was gone over Christmas. When I came home after Christmas, I learned of this awful news about Michael’s death. I am so sorry his life here ended in this way, but I know he is with Jesus now. I pray for his family now that they will have strength and comfort during this time.

Condolence from Merry Ann Liverman on January 7th, 2022 3:01 pm

Sending my Love and Prayers to the family.

Condolence from Lisa Bowman on January 7th, 2022 4:46 pm

I’m so sorry. Sending prayers that your love and precious memories get your family thru this.

Condolence from Karen Berry on January 8th, 2022 3:13 pm

Gayle & family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Olga and Tom Gauss on January 8th, 2022 5:21 pm

Michael was a unique and very special, caring person whose life was cut short way too soon. He had so much to offer. Michael sensed whenever you might need a hand and would come without hesitation to help or take over and complete the task. Funny and kind, grateful for his family and friends, makes Michael is someone we will always remember fondly. Sometimes life is just not fair.

Condolence from Shena on January 9th, 2022 7:51 pm

I’m so sorry, Aunt Gail and Uncle Willie. My heart hurts for you. Love you.

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on January 9th, 2022 9:14 pm

Sincere sympathies to all of Michael’s family and his close friends in your great loss. His legacy of kindness in his community will be remembered. May you find a measure of comfort in your memories of his love and compassion for others.

Condolence from Michael Beswick on January 10th, 2022 9:01 am

Little brother, you’re passion and infectious enthusiasm for life in general is missed. I consider myself Blessed to have known you and worked beside you.
Do me a favor, keep us all on track down here!
Many hearts for your family and friends.
MTB

Condolence from Karen L. Walker on January 10th, 2022 10:05 pm

Josie and family, caring thoughts to each of you. May precious memories bring comfort to each heart. He was a kind hearted person even as a young boy. Lord grant peace and strength for now and days ahead.

Condolence from Diane on January 10th, 2022 11:32 pm

So sorry my heart goes out to the Family
Michael will be Missed
Love You RIP

Condolence from B R on January 12th, 2022 9:14 am

Willy and family I am truly sorry to here about your boy thinking of y’all during this trying time

Condolence from Tena M. Stetson on January 12th, 2022 7:27 pm

Sending prayers and love to you Gail, Willie and family. I hope the peace that surpasses our understanding surrounds yall .
Tena Miller Stetson and Family

Condolence from Linds on January 12th, 2022 8:17 pm

Oh Michael, my heart misses you so much! I’m still at loss for words, and can’t believe you are no longer with us here you and your family have always been apart of my family since before I was born and I couldn’t be more blessed to have been apart of your life. I’m even more blessed that kai got to be around you, I know you loved him and he sure loved you. You have made a huge imprint on my heart and many others too❤️ you will forever be miss and never forgotten! Rest easy my dear friend❤️ I love you always!
Sending so much love and prayers to the berry family. I’m always here for yall no matter what. You will always be my family and I love y’all so much! Michael is watching over us all and is now a amazing guardian angel ❤️

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