BERRY, Thomas (Tommy) H., of DeLand, FL, went home to be with the Lord on October 29, 2019 at age 77. He was born July 21, 1942 in Richmond, VA and lived many years in Chesterfield, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert F. Berry and Ollie V. Worsham; and his stepmother, Alma Berry. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Carolyn Davis Berry; daughter, Patricia Goasa (Wade); son, David Berry (Bertie); brother, Richard Berry; sister, Thelma Sutton (Chris); brother in-law, Danny Davis (Pam); brother in-law, Dennis Davis; sister in-law, Edna Pass (Earl, Jr.); four granddaughters; two grandsons; five great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and many nephews, nieces, and friends. Tommy retired from the County of Chesterfield Utility Department where he was a devoted employee for 38 years. He then worked almost 4 more years part time for them. The women in the office nick-named him Puddin’ and it has stuck with him over the years. He loved his job and was very dedicated to it. Tommy was a man of his word. He was a big Richard Petty and NASCAR fan and loved playing his Play Station. Services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:00pm with visitation to begin at 1:00pm at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Interment will take place at Branch's Baptist Church Cemetery. Anyone who knew and loved Tommy knew how much he loved NASCAR and is invited to wear NASCAR attire to the funeral in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Victory Junction in Randleman, NC (victoryjunction.org) in memory of Thomas H. Berry. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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