Minster Maxine Berry


Maxine Dobbs Berry was born in Cocoa, Florida, November 29, 1950, to Fred and Pallie Dobbs. She had six brothers and sisters Hazel, Willie Ruth, James Howard, Billie, Ernest, and Steven. She moved to Ohio in 1975. She had five children Gwendolyn, Leroy Jr. Ginger, Sean and Cherish. Maxine was a very loving woman. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Jerrin, Jevarr, Justin, Irvin, Dwayne, Zarriah, Joshua, Angel Grace, Charisma and Brielle. Grammy, as they would call her loved baking, cooking, and teaching the grandchildren recipes. She was also a great grandmother to Javeon, Jaden, Kayla, Dwayne Jr., Hayes, Kamari, Jaelyn, Parker and Jerison. She enjoyed going to church conferences and church events locally and nationwide. She loved to travel back home to Cocoa, Florida to visit the family and her son in Moultrie, Georgia as much as she could.

She was a giver to others even when she would go without. She would care for others even when she was in pain. People often would talk about the beautiful peaceful spirit she had. She was someone people felt drawn to like a loving mother figure.

Maxine came to know Christ at a young age and was an ordained minister. She was a woman of faith, intercession, and a prayer warrior. She loved God and loved people and lived what she ministered about. Not just in the church building but with her acts towards others to show God’s love through her and with the power of the Holy Spirit.  She was a witness to many and brought them to salvation. She attended theology school, Gospel Lighthouse and Young Preachers Institute. She was a Sunday school teacher, ministered in churches, did missionary work in nursing homes and hospitals and most importantly to her family with her prayers, notes and encouraging words.  She completed classes in early childhood education and was a preschool teacher until 2013.

She is preceded in death by parents, Fred and Pallie Dobbs, children Gwendolyn Dobbs Poole (Kenneth) and Sean Berry, siblings Hazel Phillips, Willie Ruth Berry and Steven Dobbs.

She leaves to honor her memory children, Leroy Berry Jr. (Rainy), Ginger Berry and Cherish Berry, brothers James Howard Dobbs (Shirlene), Billie Dobbs (Ava) and Ernest Dobbs, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.



Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Berry family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Sherry Weathersby

    To God be all Glory for Life, Ministry and now Legacy of Prophetess Maxine Berry!
    God bless you family, much love and prayers are with you always! The God of all comfort and consolation will keep us all, in Jesus Name!❤️

  3. Such a beautiful person both inside and out, truly a woman of God. I will always remember your warm and gracious spirit. You truly touched my heart.


    Our deepest sympathy is extended for the Berry family’s loss. We are praying for strength and resilience during your time of grief.

    Lee Houston II
    Shonnia Houston
    Lee Houston III
    Michael Houston

  5. My heartfelt condolences to the Berry family. May God give you strength and comfort during this time.

  6. Cynthia Roberson

    Our deepest condolences to the Berry and Dobbs Family. This woman of God fought a good fight and now enjoying her reward. An awesome Intercessor and beautiful person inward and outward. I can still her singing “I Love Him”. She has left a beautiful legacy for her children, grandchildren and family.

  7. Ernestine Duberry

    Our deepest condolences to the Berry and Dobbs Family. Beautiful friend inside and out. Always a delight to talk to and we shared our grand children stories. Truly a pray partner and Intercessor. My friend will truly truly be missed. Praying for peace and comfort for family and friends.

  8. My condolences to Cherish and the rest of the Berry family. Your mom was such a kind, gentle woman and She will be missed.

  9. Ebony Fadis and family

    I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful mother’s transition. One thing we know for certain, she is with the father in her glorified body! I will be praying the Lord will comfort you and keep you. Sending love!

  10. Sister Rose Black and Family

    Precious WOG , Sister, Friend And Prayer Warrior , You left a Beautiful Mark on my Life that Can’t be erased Forever and Always !!! Family our deepest Condolences to You All

  11. My heartfelt condolences Leroy, Ginger, Cherish, Aunt Maxine’s grandbabies, great-grandbabies and siblings. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Gods hands massage your hearts with comfort. love you all.

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