Annie Bell Berry


Annie Bell Berry, age 69. Sunrise February 20, 1947 in Memphis, TN and Sunset December 23, 2016 at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

Annie was a graduate of Springfield Senior High School and Central State University.  She retired as a Hearing Officer with The State of Ohio and also worked as a Teacher with Eagle and Dove Tutoring Program.

Annie was a faithful member of Greater First Baptist Church where she served as a Minister and Church Clerk and in the Choir and Willing Workers Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Carpenter; sister, Barbara Toles; and brothers, James Alvin Carpenter and Samuel Carpenter.

Left to cherish her memory, mother, Christer B. Carpenter; daughter, Anika R. (Rodrick) Pierce; sisters Priscilla Carpenter and Christy Miller; grandchildren, Kaylor Berry, Davia Wynn, Kaeja Pierce, Kamryn Pierce, Jasmine Pierce and Jordyn Pierce; great grand god daughter, Queens Stewart; special friend, Michael Berry; adopted daughter, Alisha Channels; and a host of stepchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Home Going Service 7:00pm Monday January 2, 2017 at El Bethel Temple 2049 Clifton Ave.  Interment at 11:00am Tuesday at Ferncliff Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. To: The Berry Family.
    I am sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible. At Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” It was not our God’s purpose for us to get sick or die. He has made loving provisions to remove suffering and death from us forever.
    May the hope and promises in this Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
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  2. Jessie Shropshire

    Dear Micheal,
    Please accept this expression of our sincere sympathy. Annie was so supportive of the Fashion Shows, making them very successful.
    She will be missed.
    Sis. Jessie Shropshire
    Sis Diana Shropshire

  3. Sheila Toles-Harris

    Annie was always helpful,friendly,cheerful and a good singer.I will certainly miss seeing and talking to her. God bless the family and please remember Life is but a vapor and we shall all behold him.

  4. To the Berry Family I am so sorry for your loss, may God place peace in your hearts..sending love and prayers

  5. Shirley J ARNOLD

    I will miss you. Love forever. My sister in Christ

  6. Robin Peppers Daniel

    Nikki and family:
    I loved her as I love you. Win the moments as you grieve, it is a daily walk. Hugs to you all.

  7. Barbara Rockwell

    Priscilla and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I know it is a long process to heal.
    It takes time, so very much time. You are in my prayers.

  8. Rochelle M. Smith

    To my Aunt Chrissy, Nikki and family,
    Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. Praying for my family.

  9. To the Berry Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend my condolences to the family. Death is an enemy to us all at any age. Even God himself considers death an enemy and he has promised through his word the bible in Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4 to eliminate death along with pain and sickness forever. Soon, the resurrection that Jesus spoke of in John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 which reads,” All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” will take place and allow us the opportunity to welcome back our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, and to live forever on a paradise earth. Psalms 37 verse 29. What a happy time that will be. May these promises from the bible bring you a measure of comfort now and hope for the future.

  10. Vicki (Queen) Taylor Roberts

    Nikki, Priscilla, & Family, my prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Lost my mother in 1997 on Christmas Eve. Still miss her terribly & know how hard the days ahead will be for you. Sending all my deepest sympathy.

  11. Delonda Miller-Day

    One part of me wanted her to stay and the other part of me wanted her pain to be washed away. Aunt Anne shared with me her wisdom, selflessness, truth, and advice. It is hard to me and my family to say goodbye so I’ll just say, “I’ll see you later”. I love you Aunt Anne .

  12. Myron L. Stokes

    I lost my second surrogate sister. A great, dynamic, talented, endearing, kind, generous, witty, gracious, elegant, God-loving woman!

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