Gail Mathews Berry
July 14, 1952 ~ July 26, 2023
Mrs. Gail Mathews Berry, age 71, passed away in Nashville on July 26, 2023. Gail was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 14, 1952 to Robert E. Mathews and Marjorie Mathews. She married the love of her life, Kenneth L. “Sonny” Berry on August 7, 1971. Gail is survived by her mother, Marjorie Mathews; her loving husband, Sonny; her daughter, Allison Hadley; son-in-law, Benson Hadley; and her granddaughters, Liza Hadley, and Emelia Hadley. She is also survived by her brother, Mark Mathews; sister-in-law, Beth Seward; nephew, Houston Mathews; sister-in-law, Charla Mathews; and niece, Andrea (Joel) Reynolds. Gail is survived by many friends that brought much enjoyment to her life. Gail is proceeded in death by her father, Robert E. Mathews; her daughter, Brooke Berry; and her brother, Stuart Mathews. Gail was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. There was no greater joy to her than spending time with her family. They were the light of her life and her primary interest. To know Gail was to know her loving spirit and welcoming smile. She was quick to make friends and played a critical role in the lives of her granddaughters. The girls loved their Gigi dearly and shared a special relationship. Gail loved flowers, gardening, playing mahjong and was active in the community as member of The Centennial Club, Seed and Weed Garden Club, P.E.O. Chapter CI and Chapter E, and Belle Meade Country Club. Traveling with Sonny and her friends was one of her greatest pleasures. Gail was always excited to celebrate an occasion with her family and friends. An afternoon drive with Sonny and her dog, Coco was one of her favorite things to do. Her enthusiasm for adventure was contagious and she was a true joy to spend time with. Gail was dedicated to her Christian faith and lived it in her daily life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Blytheville, Arkansas for forty years. After moving to Nashville, she became an active member of Woodmont Christian Church in 2014. She loved to fellowship with her Thursday Night Bible Study Group. Visitation will be held at Woodmont Christian Church located at 3601 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Carpenter Chapel. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at www.msfocus.org, Humane Society of Blytheville at 1900 N. Sixth, Blytheville, AR 72315 and to Woodmont Christian Church at 3601 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215.