Wilda Berry Tynes

Published 2:07 pm Thursday, January 3, 2013


Wilda Berry Tynes, 93, a resident of Sandy Hook, Miss., passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, Miss. She was born on Feb. 4, 1919 in Marion County, Miss.

She worked with the Washington Parish School System in the reading program and was a second and third grade teacher’ aide at Wesley Ray Elementary for 22 years. Her ministry in life was to be a Christian role model for children and young people.

She was a devoted wife to her husband, Rev. Locthe Tynes, who preceded her in death. She was a loving second mother and aunt to many. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Berry and Rebecca Slade Berry; six sisters, Mary Jane Berry Herring, Belle Berry Herring, Allie Berry Kennedy, Maricie Berry Kennedy, Delhia Berry McKenzie and Margie Berry Kennedy; and three brothers, Henry Berry, Thomas Berry Jr. and Elwood Berry.

Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 7 at Stateline Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Donnie Broome and Rev. Jerry Kennedy and Rev. Brent King officiating. Interment will follow at Tynes Cemetery in Stateline.

The family would like to thank her special longtime caregivers, Mary Bullock and Yvonne Fortenberry, and the Hospice Caregivers, Linda, Vanessa and Dianna.

To view and sign the online guestbook, visit www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com