Goldie Berry, Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Goldie Berry passed on to eternity Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Her life was summed up in one word: Love.Â A love of life, love for her family, love for her friends and most of all, love for her savior and his word.
She was born in Bellevue, Texas, on July 16, 1915, to Dona and Milton Huffhines, the oldest of four siblings, Nolan, Faye and Edward. She was a devoted mother, loving wife, supportive sister and aunt. She was an apparel buyer for Lathams Department store in Lubbock, Texas, a gardener and helpmate to her husband on the farm in the Texas Panhandle, an oil painter, a seamstress and accomplished pie maker. She lovingly shared her gifts with others. Above all, she was a great inspiration and encouragement to those who knew her and will be sorely missed.
Goldie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Noel Berry; her son, Douglas Warner Sanders Sr.; and her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Poteet and husband Bob; grandchildren, Kandice Poteet, Douglas Sanders Jr. and wife Brenda, Jana Sanders, Kelly Poteet Stafford and husband Bob, Kristi Poteet, George Sanders; great-grandchildren, Trey Sanders, Layne Sanders, John Scott Sanders, Stephanie Sanders and Reagan Berry Poteet.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Tech Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lubbock Children's Home in her honor.
Jaynes Memorial Chapel, Duncanville, Texas, is handling arrangements.
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