Justin Cayce Berry, 32, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2015 in Chicago, IL where he resided. Justin was born July 6, 1982, during a total lunar eclipse, in Columbia, S.C. While his time with us on earth too short, he lived life and loved those around him to the fullest. He will be forever young in our hearts.
Justin was born with gorgeous green eyes, an infectious smile and a full head of hair. Justin maintained all of these qualities while still developing so many more. He was best known for his sense of humor and a heart of gold. He enjoyed making others laugh and feel good about who they were.
Justin joined the York Street Players at the Camden Fine Arts Center when he was 7 where he had leading roles in two play’s and worked behind the scenes in others.
Justin graduated from Camden High School, Class of 2000. He spent a summer studying in New York City at Fashion Institute of Technology as a young teenager. After graduation he was accepted to FIT. Justin changed his course in life to be a Hair Stylist when he graduated from the Legrand Institute of Cosmetology in 2005. He loved city life and had worked as a stylist in New York City, Charlotte, Columbia, and most recently in Chicago.
Justin is survived by many who loved him, His Mother, Lisa Berry, his Nana, Rose (Arcaro) Berry, his two sisters, Carrie Hucker Jaumann (Douglas) and Abigail Hucker, Uncle Maxie and Aunt Debbie Berry, Cousins, Samantha, Max, and Caroline Berry, Uncle Joey & Aunt Kellie Berry, Roger and Victoria (Compton) Hucker, his cat Bootsie, who is living her life as a queen with Roger and Vickie, his fur-sister Breeze, God son Benny, his best friends the Thompson Sisters Cammy, Laurel & Jonellen, and Jamie Herring; also many family members and friends.
Justin was excited about becoming an uncle and would have provided lots of love and ensured that Carrie never set his Niece or Nephew up for failure in the fashion department.
Justin is preceded in death by his Grandfather, Maxie Lee Berry Sr. and the man he called dad, Robert T. Witham. Bob and Justin had an incredible bond and we wish they were both still here to bring smiles to our faces. We are comforted knowing that Justin and Bob are together again.
A celebration of life has been planned for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15th at Goodale State Park, Camden. Family and friends are welcome to attend and share their favorite memory. This is casual dress and a pot luck meal.
In lieu of flowers, we are suggesting donations to: Paws for Life, Inc. P.O. Box 407, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 www.pawsforlife.org - Save a life in memory of Justin.