Carolyn Denise Berkley


Carolyn Denise Berkley, age 56. Sunrise December 9, 1959 in Louisville, KY and Sunset July 18, 2016 in Columbus, OH. Carolyn earned her Bachelors Degree in Business at The Ohio State University. She was the Founder and Superintendent of A+ Arts Academy. Carolyn was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church where she served with the Deaconess Board, Thesbian Guild and Deborah Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her parents Jake Brown Sr. and Thelma Jean Simpson and daughter Keesha Lemons. Left to cherish her memory, husband Morris E. Berkley, daughters Kymberly R. (James) Rhodes, Marsha L. Berkley, Te-Onda M. Bumphus, and Krystal N. Berkley, brothers Charles Simpson, Brian Simpson, and Jake Brown Jr., sister Constance Simpson, 8 grandchildren, Godmother Janie Hagwood, Goddaughter Ashley Suber, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted children and friends. Visitation Sunday July 24, 2016 6-8pm at Christ Memorial Baptist Church 3330 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH; additional Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 11:00am Monday July 25, 2016 at New Birth Christian Ministries 3475 Refugee Rd., Columbus, OH.  Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Janet Sansbury Duncan

    I use to work with Carolyn at the F&D. I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn. My thoughts and prayers are with the Berkley Family.

  2. Michael and Laura Sponhour

    Marsha and Family,

    Laura and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in our thoughts all week. Your mother was obviously a tremendous woman – among her accomplishments was raising a tremendous daughter. Please let us know if we can do anything to help you. Michael and Laura Sponhour

  3. The Gatewood Family

    Our hearts and prayers are full of love for your family. We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers during this time. We love you.

    The Gatewood Family

  4. Bob (Gail) Clark

    Our deepest sympathy to the Berkley family. I worked with Carolyn for many years at Columbia Gas. She was a great lady.

  5. earletta sykes

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of bereavement.Please know we love you and are always here for you.

  6. sheila bailey

    Morris you are in my prayer if you need a friend I just call away love you

  7. Dr. John Wm. Roberts

    Our sincerest sympathy to the family. You will remain in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    Dr. John Wm. Roberts
    Opelika, Alabama

  8. Charles and Sonya Wagner

    We love you for first loving us and our son DuMarco. You will always be in our prayers and memories. Gone but never forgotten. Love the Wagner’s and Frazier’s family

  9. Jessie E. Goree

    May your memories be loving and infinite knowing that she is at peace and has left a legacy of love. Prayers for the family to find comfort and peace knowing that she is with Our Heavenly Father.

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