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Minster Maxine Berry

Posted By Chapel Of Peace Team On November 17, 2021 @ 3:33 am In Obituaries,Columbus Obituaries | 12 Comments


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.

Condolences for the family of “Minster Maxine Berry”

Condolence from Sharon Flynt on November 17th, 2021 10:31 am

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

Condolence from Sherry Weathersby on November 18th, 2021 7:34 am

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!❤️

Condolence from Marie Carroll on November 18th, 2021 12:31 pm

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.

Condolence from LEE E HOUSTON II on November 19th, 2021 3:58 pm

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
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Condolence from Veronica Neal on November 20th, 2021 11:16 am

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

Condolence from Cynthia Roberson on November 20th, 2021 9:14 pm

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.

Condolence from Ernestine Duberry on November 20th, 2021 9:49 pm

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.

Condolence from Laverne Stanley on November 21st, 2021 3:20 pm

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

Condolence from Ebony Fadis and family on November 21st, 2021 10:42 pm

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!

Condolence from Sister Rose Black and Family on November 23rd, 2021 12:03 pm

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

Condolence from Elaine Berry on November 26th, 2021 2:32 pm

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

Condolence from linda whorton on December 11th, 2021 6:17 am

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

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