Joan Goodrich Berryman
Berryman, Joan Goodrich 72 of Elberon VA, peacefully passed away on February 8, 2020, with her family near her. Joan was born in Suffolk, VA on May 12, 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents Willard and Elizabeth Goodrich and her sister Elizabeth Ann Thompson.
Joan, more affectionately known as Joanie, Mama, and Grandma graduated from Surry Academy in 1965. She then attended Fredrick College. Joanie spent her life being a devoted wife, mother and grandma. Taking care of her family was her life’s mission and her number one priority was to be at every ball game, dance recital or school program for her children and grandchildren. Of course, she was there with her camera in hand to capture it all. Her family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed all holidays and created family traditions for each one. She was so grateful she was able to celebrate fifty years of marriage with her entire family on a vacation last year and those memories along with her traditions will be cherished. Her affection did not just extend to her family. She had a way of making people feel special with her perfectly chosen greeting cards, meticulously wrapped presents and fresh brownies when you came to visit. Everyone she knew felt like they were part of her family. Joanie loved her church and for many years planned the annual Christmas programs. She loved to fish with her husband and spend time at the beach. She passed her love of these things to her children and grandchildren. Dancing to 50s and 60s rock and roll was a favorite pastime too.
Joanie is survived by her husband of over fifty years, E. McDonald “Mac” Berryman, her children, Melissa Berryman and husband, Bryan Chadwick, Stephen Berryman and wife, Jordan, Lisa Trombley and husband, David and her four grandchildren, Jake Berryman, Taylor Trombley, Henry Berryman and James Trombley. She is also survived by her sister, Norma Dean Roach and husband, William, many nieces and nephews and countless loved ones.
Due to the weather, a funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Burial at the Berryman Family Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewater Academy, 217 West Church Street, Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.
R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888