For many years Berry was the Director of the Oregon Hill Baptist Center.
A neighbor wrote of Mr. Berry: “He was loved by so many on OH .
He was a cultivator of flowers and friends – he tended to us all . A good apple pie maker. A gentle man that loved the Lord ”
Excerpt from his obituary:
BERRY, Willie “Bill” A. Jr., died peacefully Monday, January 21, 2013 at the age of 94 in his home at Westminster Canterbury. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Evelyn Phillips Berry; children, Bill Berry III (Kathy) of Richmond, Va., and Ellen Looper (Marshall) of Aiken, S.C.; grandchildren, Micah (Mary-Catherine) and Amber Berry, Sarah and Matthew Looper; sisters, Lucille Whitt and Gertrude Stanfield; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill was born on September 28, 1918 in Person County, N.C., where he grew up with his nine brothers and sisiters, and his parents, Willie A. Berry Sr. and Fannie Hall Berry. He was a WWII veteran and attended Wake Forest University and Southwestern Seminary. His ministry career in Richmond included serving the staffs of Tabernacle and Pine Street Baptist Churches, and as Director of the Oregon Hill Baptist Center.