Joyce Berry

Joyce Berry (Masters)

Passed peacefully on Thursday February 8, 2018 at the age of 80. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Jerry Berry; parents, Frank Sr. and Pauline Masters.  She is survived by her brother, Frank Masters, Jr.; children, Kim (Bret) Haas, Krista (Darren) Michael, Scott (Krissy) Berry, Brett (Heather) Berry; grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Sanders, Shaun (Alexandra) Michael, Elizabeth Haas, Alicia Michael, Zachary Haas, Matt Michael, Heather Michael, Jonathan Haas, Scottie Berry, Alayna Berry, Hannah Berry, Alex Berry, Gage Berry, Bailey Berry; great-granddaughter, Claire Sanders; many loved foster children, nieces & nephews.


Joyce’s visitation will be held Thursday, February 15th 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14626 (Between 390 and Long Pond Road). Joyce's “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, February 17th, 11 AM at First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Rd., Hilton. Private Interment



Joyce was born April 24, 1937 in Rochester, NY.  She attended college at Syracuse University and completed her Masters Degree at Nazareth College.  She taught at both high school and college levels and continued as a substitute teacher until her retirement at age 78.


She married Jerry L. Berry on July 11, 1964 at the age of 27.  They had four children, Kimberly Ann, Krista Marie, Scott Frank and Brett Paul, who are all married now and provided them with 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. 


Joyce loved the Lord and devoted her life to sharing her Christian faith with everyone she crossed paths with. She was a member of First Bible Baptist Church for over 40 years and participated in many ministries. She supported missionaries worldwide. You may have run into Joyce around town and been blessed with a gospel tract. She has been known to get out of her car at red lights, knock on car windows and hand out a tract.  She went to Disney World to “help” with the grandchildren, but she quickly turned it into a mission trip sharing her love for the Lord.


Joyce was loved by many and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.