Published 3:04 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Mrs. Elma Branch O’Berry was born on Sept. 14, 1921, and passed away on Sept. 2, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Pierce O’Berry; her parents, Henry and Chinecy Rester Branch; and 10 brothers and sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her six children, Shirley O’Berry, Kenneth Ray O’Berry, Walter (Veronica) O’Berry, Mary (Jed) Jenkins, Katherine (B.J.) Kennedy and James Stanley (Connie) O’Berry; five grandchildren, Wendell Keith O’Berry, Melissa (Gene) Magee, Vanessa (Patrick) Cotton, Russell (Tiffany) Kennedy and Deanna (Joseph) Warren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honored to serve as pallbearers were Patrick Cotton, Kenny O’Berry, Gene Magee, Wendell O’Berry, Noah O’Berry and Joseph Warren. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Kennedy, Joseph O’Berry, Nick Magee and Christian Warren.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
Graveside services were held on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m. at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.
Services were officiated by Bro. Jimmy Byrd with Ben’s Ford Baptist Church.