Dorothy Jean Summers Berryhill

June 29, 1947 – March 8, 2024

Dorothy Jean Summers Berryhill, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, went to be with her husband, Richard Wayne Berryhill Sr. and their Cinna

mon Lab, Prince, on Friday, March 8, 2024. Though house bound the last couple years, she always had a smile for family and friends old and new. She loved hearing what you’re passionate about and what’s happening in your life. She was adored by all who came in contact with her. “Miss Jean” was born June 29, 1947, in Arkansas and has family spread across the US.

Richard and Jean spent the last 40 plus years in Advance, NC. Their love was 57 years long and strong. They have two children: Richard Wayne Berryhill Jr. of Mocksville, NC and daughter Dorothy Patricia Berryhill of Winston Salem, NC family members from coast to coast.

Richard and Jean shared a passion for traveling the world and learning something about the local culture while there. They also traveled throughout the United States but were most captivated by our National Parks and the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN and Cades Cove area photographing wildlife, nature, and scouring tucked back antique shops for pieces to Jean’s extensive blue glass collection.

In her younger years, she had several jobs from her first job at Ben Franklin making 35 cents an hour to a stay-at-home mom to eventually building her clientele and being self-employed for 40 years providing cleaning services and advertising by word of mouth alone. She was passionate about her work and helping people, often becoming friends with the clients she worked with for years and sharing the joys of their lives.

Jean, like her mother before her, was an amateur botanist. Their lawn showed their joy for loving and tending to Mother Nature’s gifts.

Jean was known for being an amazing hostess. Elegant, graceful, and gifted both intellectually and emotionally, she was a lifelong artist and a former member of the Davie County Craft Association. She chose not to have a viewing or funeral, but the family would like those who wish to do something in her memory to make a donation to the Davie County Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, or Trellis Hospice.

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