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June Stephens Berry, age 84, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Magee, MS. June was born in Smith County, MS to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stephens of Magee and was the second of four children.
June graduated from Magee High School and married William (Billy) Stanley Berry of Mendenhall. She was a member of Mendenhall First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She will be remembered as a loving, shining light in the lives of all she touched.
June was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Joe Stephens and Billy Henry Stephens. She is survived by her sister Bobbie Stephens Pasco and her children, Richard Stanley Berry II and Theresa Berry Steinberger. June’s grandchildren are Carolyn Berry Thompson, Suzanne Steinberger and Sarah Steinberger Busby. She has many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 9th at 11:00 AM at Mendenhall First Baptist Church. Visitation times are Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Mendenhall.
The family extends gratitude to the staff of Hillcrest Nursing Center and the staff of Magee General Hospital for their attentiveness and loving care. Memorials may be made to Mendenhall First Baptist Church.



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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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