Wanda Joyce Berry

July 20, 1941 — November 19, 2021

Wanda Joyce Berry

With a saddened heart we announce that Wanda Joyce Allison Berry went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 19, 2021. Services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 5187 State Hwy. 3276, Stonewall, Louisiana with interment in Stonewall Cemetery. A visitation will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 until service time. Wanda was born July 20, 1941 in Denver, Colorado to Marion Lindon Allison and Rachel Aline Allison. Wanda graduated high school in Shreveport, LA in 1959 and went on to attend Louisiana Baptist College. Wanda and Bobby were married June 4, 1960 and welcomed their first child, Bobby Von Berry, Jr. on June 11, 1962. Wanda worked for the LA Dept. of Welfare and, after the birth of her son, continued to attend Louisiana Baptist College where she received a degree in Education, and minored in Library Science. Following the birth of her second child, Becky Aline Berry, on February 3, 1964, Wanda went to work at the LSUS Library and began working on her Master's Degree in Library Science which she completed while her daughter, Becky, was in high school. Wanda worked as the librarian at Stonewall High School/North DeSoto High School until she became the Director of the DeSoto Parish Library System. Wanda was responsible for building three new libraries during her time as the Director of the DeSoto Parish Library System, one in Pelican, one in Stonewall and another one in Logansport. Following Wanda's retirement, she and her husband, Bobby, moved to Bismarck, Arkansas to be closer to their daughter, Becky and son-in-law, Steve Westerfield. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Lindon Allison and Rachel Aline Allison; her son, Bobby Von Berry, Jr.; brother-in-law, Jerry Rose; and two nephews, Kevin Talley and Ricky Rose. Wanda is survived by her husband, Bobby Von Berry; daughter and son-in-law, Becky Aline Berry Westerfield and Stephen Patrick Westerfield; daughter-in-law, Cecilia Berry; sisters, Maralene Rose and Charlotte Dunn and husband, Jerry; brother and sister-in-law, Ross Allison and Freddie Allison; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Honoring Wanda as pallbearers will be Charlie Berry, Donny Berry Jr., John Talley, Ronald Hendrickson, Tucker Connell and Jerry Dunn. Serving as honorary pallbearer is Stephen Patrick Westerfield. The family would like to express a special thanks to Jonna Alexander, Arkansas Hospice nurse, and to all of Wanda's caregivers.
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