Emily Box Berryman, age 98, of Lake Brownwood left her loving family Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Funeral Services for Emily will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Blaylock Funeral Home, with David Barnum officiating, interment will be Monday, May 19, 2014, at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas. Visitation for the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Blaylock Funeral Home.
She was born to E.A. and Nettie (Simons) Box in Rosenthal, Texas on Jan. 26, 1916. Around 8 years of age her family moved to Wellington, Texas, where she graduated from High School in 1933. She then was married to the love of her life, W.P. “Bill” Berryman on June 3, 1933, in Hollis, Okla. They shared 74 blessed years when he passed in October 2007. They had three children, Pansy, Winston and Joe.
Emily was a very hard worker. She and Bill farmed in the Plains during their early years. Later they moved to Salada, Colo., and both of them worked in retail and still farmed for awhile. After their son, Joe, graduated from high school they moved back to Texas and managed apartment complexes until retiring to Lake Brownwood to fish. She quilted with Ladies at the Dam Center on Mondays and cooked for everyone. She enjoyed a long giving life and left behind her children and grandchildren to carry her legacy of love and giving. She loved the Lord her whole life and was a devoted Christian.
Emily leaves behind her children, Pansy Wages of Dallas, Winston Berryman and wife Nancy of Lubbock, and Joe Berryman and wife Jackie of Lake Brownwood; eight grandchildren, Randy Marsh, Kirk Marsh, Rod Marsh, Jeff Berryman, Brad Berryman, Gina Matthews, Tami Hulse, and Kerry Peevy; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way. She also left behind special care givers, Linda Stevens and Juana Pineda.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.A. and Nettie Box; loving husband, Bill Berryman; and her brother, Earl Box.
Memorials in her name may be made to her loving church, Grosvenor Baptist Church or Cal Farley Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Online condolences are welcomed at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.