Joan Goodrich Berryman

Joan Goodrich Berryman

Elberon, VA
05.12.1947 - 02.08.2020

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

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To Mac, Lisa, Steve and all the Berryman Family - My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and friends - Sincerely Jim Kyriazis

Jim Kyriazis

Berryman Family,

Sorry to hear of you loss. I will keeping you in my prayer and thoughts.


Patti Fleming

What a wonderful woman. Her reward is waiting for her in heaven.
God bless you all.
Pete and Mindy Schenck

Pete & Mindy Schenck

Mac, Missy, Steve & Lisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you have my deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Amanda Rodgers

To all the Berryman family members. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with all of you.

Wiley and Paula Jernigan

Melissa, Bryan and the Berryman family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Brickhouse

Berryman family- love you all.
-Ben & Susan Burkhart and Family

Ben Burkhart

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. May God grant all the extra strength, faith and peace you need during this time.

Walt and Brenda Flora

Sending prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss.

LeeAnn Lanier

Mac, Steve, and all the family thoughts and prayers with you for your loss

Alan Phillips

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Joanie was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew her. Praying for God’s peace and grace for you

Dale Fuss

Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God comfort and give you peace. Love Beverly

Beverly Bigley

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember her as a younger sister to Norma Dean, and remember her as a very sweet person. I know she will be greatly missed.

Patricia Woodfin Jackson

I went to Frederick College with Joanie. She had the sweetest little voice which matched her personality. My condolences to all who loved her

Elsie Dawson

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Billy and Beverly Spruill

Mac, Norma Dean and your families, may God grant you peace in your time of sorrow! Joanie was a sweet lady and I thought a lot of her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Louise and Earl Collins

Mac and family. We are so sorry about Joanie and offer our heart-felt sympathy. We pray you and your entire family will find some comfort during this sad time.

Richard and Kitty Barfield

So sorry to hear of your loss. I definitely remember seeing Mrs Berryman at all the games cheering for Steve & Lisa, especially the years I played & cheered with Lisa. Keeping all of the family in my thoughts and prayers in this tough time.

Marci Stables

Mac, Steve, Missy and Lisa, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Joanie was a wonderful person and we are thankful to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Bruce, Sarah and Sam

Bruce and Sarah Mitchell

Mac and Steve,

From your friends here at Chippokes, we extend our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out for you at this time.


Ben Richard

Mac and family,

So sorry to learn of Joanie's passing. Thinking of you.

Barry Threewitts

Barry Threewitts

Dear Friends, I wish to extend my sincere condolences to everyone in the Berryman circle. So sorry to hear of your loss, but I know you will find comfort and joy in the memories of a wonderful person as you celebrate her life. We hold you in prayer and extend all of our love.
Brian and Michaelle Justice

Brian Justice

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Joanie was such a sweet person. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Dennis & Debra Clarke

Mac, was very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy Ashley

Jimmy Ashley

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