Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Doris Berry Goes to the Great Barn in the Sky

Doris Berry passed away this week.  She founded and ran Doris Berry's Farmers Market at the old Farmer's Market on West Street for 68 years.  She stayed put when almost everyone else moved to the high-falootin', new-fangled Farmer's Market at the fairgrounds but finally closed it down last year and focused on her Pearl location.  Her market posted this message on Facebook:

It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that we let everyone know that our sweet and wonderful leader, Mrs. Doris Berry, has passed away. We want to thank each and every person for reaching out over the last few weeks. The market and all of the customers have become family to Mrs. Doris over the past 69 years. Thank you all so much for the love and support you have shown not only to Mrs. Doris, but to our entire market family. We will keep everyone posted on arrangements. Please keep our family in your prayers.
 Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Doris Berry-
Tutors Funeral Home in Mendenhall
Visitation- Thurs 8/9/2018 5pm-9pm
Funeral-Fri 8/10/2018 10am

The Farmers Market in Pearl will close at noon on Thursday 8/9/2018 and will REOPEN SATURDAY just as Aunt Doris would want us to and we will continue to provide the same quality everyone has come to know and love over the past 69 years. Again, thank you all for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our family. It means the world to us all

Credit: Facebook, Artist: Wyatt Waters


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and outstanding lady. She will be greatly missed.
RIP Doris.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful person. Honored that I met her

Sol Juette said...

Traded with her for years, she was a sweet lady.

Anonymous said...

The very antithesis of Cindy Smith.

Heavenly tomatoes said...

What a sweet lady. Always a treat to see her

Anonymous said...

Although not a soldier, she was very much a part of the greatest generation!!

Anonymous said...

Lester Spell would never let Doris come to the new farmer's market. In, fact, I heard a spokesman for the Ag Department say that Lester didn't like the smell of pea shellers operating. If Doris Berry had been allowed to go to the new location, that place would be up and going seven days a week - 24/7! And all you "new farmer's market" people - you can't tell me everything that is sold there is BEING grown in Mississippi. Sorta hard to have okra and other vegetables in March! Cindy Co-Hyde Smith followed in Lester's footsteps, But I understand that she and Lester split the sheets so to speak. Just think what Hyde-Smith will do in Washington - look at what she did to the fairgrounds!

Louis LeFleur said...

RIP, Dorry, you sweet and always so helpful and polite lady.

I saw where Wyatt posted the painting above on Facebook yesterday. Unless it's an old one, it looks like he whipped that out shortly after the announcement about Doris in the CL yesterday, adapting the painting from a picture of Doris and her partner Ms. Cody in the 1960's in that same article.

Louis LeFleur said...

Ack! Sorry about the "Dorry". I have NO idea where that came from.

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