Patricia Ann Berry was born on April 21, 1950 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Dorothy (Foster) Parr and Robert Parr. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Indianapolis, Indiana along with her seven siblings. In her younger years, she loved to dance. Later, she developed a keen sense of fashion and style. She always wore the latest clothes, makeup and wigs! She was famous for her red orange lipstick!
She admired her mother’s ambitious spirit for achievement and secured jobs early on in life. As a teenager, she was even an office manager, where she took pride in using her typing skills. After high school, she decided to attend Indiana University in Bloomington to further her education. There, she studied social work and built strong friendships.
After college she married and moved to Fort Knox, Kentucky and later to Louisville, Kentucky. She was a homemaker for 17 years and devoted her time to nurturing four children: Monica, Jessika, Elois and Keith. After taking time to raise children, she decided to rejoin the workforce as a part-time Sears customer service agent. Later, she worked full time for an insurance company, Columbia HCA. Prior to retirement, she moved to Jeffersonville Indiana and worked for AMVETS, American Veterans, where she encouraged people to donate household items to veterans.
She was spiritual and did her best to honor God's word. She also had an adventurous, independent spirit that led to diverse interests. In her free time, she loved to learn about history and often watched historical fiction and documentary films. She was also fascinated with younger generations and how technology impacted the world. At the same time, she had a great sense of humor and laughed at the nuances of life. However, most importantly, she loved her children and grandchildren. She equipped them with her wisdom and accepted them for who they are. She was always so proud of the legacy she left through us and supported us as none other. If nothing else in life, we will always be sure we were loved by Patricia Ann Berry.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy Parr, siblings Cheryl Loveless (Bob), Gertrude Abernathy, Roderick Parr (Rhonda), and Daryl Parr. She will be cherished and remembered by her children: Monica Marie Berry, Jessika Sarah Benson (Koray), Elois Dorothy Berry, and Keith Michael Berry; grandchildren: Reese Olivia , Joshua , Kaylea Ann, and Kamaal; siblings: Denise Goodman, Janice Person (Eric), Elaine Parr and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friday, September 1, 2023
Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)
Washington Park North