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Mary Lucille Mugg Berry, 84, Callaway
Mary Lucille Mugg Berry, 84, of Callaway died Nov. 29, 2012, at home.
Born Feb. 3, 1928, in California, she was one of three children of the late James Shephard and the late Mary Agnes Kane Mugg.
She was educated in the St. Mary's County public schools. On Aug. 4, 1945, she married the late James Turner Berry and they had eight children. She began her employment in 1953 at the Navy Exchange laundry at NAS Patuxent River working a total of 32 years of dedicated service and retiring in 1985. After retirement, she went to work part time at the Lexington Park Dry Cleaners, where she stayed until 1989. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Holy Face Church and recently joined First Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington Park, under the leadership of the Rev. Roderick McClanahan. She enjoyed decorating, shopping, talking on the telephone, watching the Washington Redskins and family gathering where she showed off her cooking skills. She had a lovely and contagious smile that showed whereever she went.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, James Levi Berry; grandson, Tony Berry; and brother, John Mugg.
She is survived by her children, Vera D. Fenwick of Forestville, Agnes Moore of Lexington Park, Phyllis Smith and her husband Dwight of California,Charles Berry and his wife Marie of Great Mills, Cheryl Casteel of Bowie, Troy Berry and his wife Angela of Waldorf, LaVaughn A. Berry of Charlotte, S.C., Gail Hall and her husband Nathan of Upper Marlboro, and Kenneth and Anthony Thompson, both of Lexington Park; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Catherine Kane of Hollywood; sisters-in-law, Carrie Miles, Patty Mugg and Julia Berry; brother-in-law, Wallace Berry and his wife, Genevieve; goddaughter, Joyce Herbert; two sons and a daughter she called her own, Josh Baldwin, Frank Dyson and Catherine Herndon; friends, Yvonne Maddox, Dorothy Thomas, Gloria Robinson, Estelle Thompson and Catherine Price; daughter-in-law, Barbara Berry; and many other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Gospel Tabernacle of Prayer Church, Clements. Burial will take place at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown.
Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville.