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Nancy Jewel Wright Berry

September 20, 1926 — December 8, 2020

Nancy “Jewel” Wright Berry, 94, of Stanardsville, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her son’s home surrounded by her family.

Jewel was born September 20, 1926 in Rockingham County, VA, daughter of the late Robert Newton Wright, Sr.  and Nannie Belle Lam Wright.

In addition to her parents, Jewel was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Herman Warren Berry; son, Donald “Donnie” Morris; brothers, Ralph Wright, Fay Blondell Wright, Glenwood “Snag” Wright, Robert “Bobby” Wright, Jr. and sisters, Viola Wright and Helen Gooden.

Jewel is survived by her son, Robert “B.J.”  W. Morris and wife, Sheila Hensley Morris of Elkton, VA; stepson, Bobby Berry of Myrtle Beach, SC; granddaughter, Teresa Morris Rogers and husband, Charles Rogers of Crozet, VA; grandson, Bobby Morris, Jr. and wife, Mary Beth Morris of Montego Bay, Jamaica; step-granddaughters, Jenny Ferrario of Aldie, VA, Kristin Berry of Fairfax, VA and Sara Paige Flynn of Henderson, NV; great-grandson, Tanner Morris of Durham, NC; great-granddaughter, Hailey Rogers of Crozet, VA; and many special nieces and nephews.

Jewel was a longtime member of Stanardsville United Methodist Church.  She will be remembered for her special carrot cake made for church fund raisers.  Jewel worked 19 years at Metro Pants Co. in Harrisonburg, VA.  Often when it was her lunch break, she and some of the other girls would run down to Jess’s Lunch and order hot dogs and fries and run back up the street to work.  Jewel and Warren loved to take bus trips up and down the east coast.  Twice a year they would travel to Charlotte, NC to the NASCAR race where they would meet their NASCAR family.  She loved baking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

Family and friends may visit Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA to pay their respect from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 11, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Holly Memorial Gardens with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing are requested.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jewel’s memory to Legacy Hospice of Harrisonburg, 2322 Blue Stone Drive #220 Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Esther Roach of Ruckersville, VA who provided care and companionship to Jewel for over two years, as well as, to Legacy Hospice for their care.

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nancy Jewel Wright Berry, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

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