Mary Evelyn Berg was born on May 10th 1934 to Doc and Mazie White of Adamsville, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc White and Mary Mazie Treece White, her brothers, Tommy and Johnny White; and her husband, Bob Berg.
She is survived by 2 sisters. Marie Alexander of Woodbury and Lorraine Williams of Jacksonville, FL; 4 children, Joseph Allen (Marsha) Berg of Hampton, S.C., Marilyn (Randy) Whittington, Randall (Donna) Berg, and Christie Berg Hernandez all of Murfreesboro, 12 grand children and soon to be 18 great grandchildren, which is her LEGACY. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Murfreesboro and was a great Christian woman. Mary Evelyn was retired from Colonial Corporation. She loved baseball and was an avid Braves fan. She enjoyed shopping, reading and watching her grandchildren play sports. Her group of friends, the “Golden Girls” would sit together on the same pew at church every Sunday.
Funeral services will be 3 pm Sunday, July 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Polk officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018 and Sunday from 1 pm until the time of services.
The Definition of Legacy: The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. Lessons of life knowledge and love passed from one generation to another. Evelyn Berg has just that. Her LEGACY was her gift to family and her friends from her 4 children, Marilyn, Randy, Joe, and Christie to her 12 grandchildren and soon to be 18 great grandchildren. Her LEGACY is secured through the teachings of life lessons, to the love that she shared unconditionally for all of them. We must learn from the example that she gave us and pass it forward to future generations of her family. Our lives are filled with amazing people. Having Evelyn (mom/mamaw) in it made it that much more amazing. She had a smile that would change the worst day into something that you would never forget. Just sitting talking with her would make your troubles fade away. Her love and devotion to her LORD was outstanding. She lived to serve HIM. She also lived for her family and loved them all unconditionally. She was a wonderful sister who always laughed when she was with her sisters, Marie and Lorraine and could talk until the sun set and then some. She was a devoted wife of Bob and was a nurturing mother to her 4 children Marilyn, Randy, Joe and Christie. She was a loving MAMAW. Each of them have a specific memory that is special to them personally but all of them can agree that it was her smile, her never quit attitude, the occasions that she would talk about the times she had throwing corn cobs at her brothers and sisters, playing marbles growing up, being with her husband on their many life adventures, being a loving mother that would tuck her kids in at night and sit and talk to them for hours about anything that would come up. She was interested in anything a grandchild or great grandchild was doing, and maybe even that banana pudding or macaroni salad she made with such love that will be missed. She was loved by so many others that were not of blood relation but that friendship she shared with them made them family. This is her legacy that will live on through her love and guidance and friendship with all. We all are spoiled by the time that we have had with her. We are saddened to see that time come to a close. But do not be sad for she has went to claim the place that has been prepared for her in Heaven by her Lord Jesus, and she is reunited with all the loved ones that made that journey before her. There she will watch over us and continue to guide us until she greets us with that beautiful smile and open arms when we are called to join her. We will continue to love you Mamaw more than any words by me can be said. I am going to miss you. Until we meet again, your eldest grandson, Dewayne.