01/25/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Wesley Berryman
Wesley Turner Berryman, Jr.
Newport News High School Class of @ 1937
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Wednesday. Wesley Berryman, Class of @ 1937, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the age of 96.
He was the uncle of Jack Nelson ('54) of Northern VA, Lloyd Nelson ('61) of VA, and Doug Nelson ('64) of VA, and of the late Mary Sue Nelson ('52).
From the Daily Press - 01/25/17:
|Wesley Turner Berryman, Jr.|
NEWPORT NEWS - Wesley Turner
Berryman, Jr. of Newport News, a graphic artist, calligrapher, and sometime
painter, passed away on January 21, 2017 at the age of 96.
Wesley was a native of Newport News and the son of the late Wesley T., Sr. and Mary Shackelford Berryman. He graduated from Newport News High School and the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School.
After serving two years in the U.S. Army during World War II, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA degree in commercial art.
He was employed with an advertising art firm in Richmond for a short time before accepting employment with NACA, which later became NASA, from which he retired in 1983.
After four years with Science and Technology, Inc., Wesley had been a free-lance graphic artist and calligrapher ever since. He taught calligraphy for four years at Thomas Nelson Community College and was a part-time employee at the Mariners' Museum in the 40's and 50's. While at NASA, Wesley designed many covers for the AirScoop and other publications as well as many outstanding technical illustrations and exhibits. Logos was one of his specialties and he was especially proud of the ships seals he designed for the aircraft carrier, Theodore Roosevelt and the submarine, Newport News.
As an avid tennis player most of his life, it was natural that he was called to design the logo for the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association. For years, Berryman won many medals for tennis in the Virginia Senior Games.
All his life Wesley was an entertainer and vocalist. In high school, he was drum major of the band and played leading roles in musical productions as well as in the Newport News Operatic Society. For many years, he has given vocal presentations to civic groups, retirement and nursing homes. Several times each year he was soloist at the Veterans Affairs Chapel in Hampton.
As an active member of First United Methodist Church, Berryman has been a lay reader, usher, song leader for the Bithynia Class and other leadership roles through the years.
He was a one-time volunteer at the Virginia Air and Space Center and held a membership in the following: The Mainers' Museum, The Peninsula Fine Arts Center, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Historical Society, The Virginia War Museum, The Hampton History Museum and The Apprentice and University of Georgia Alumni Associations.
In addition to his parents, one sister, Mildred Nelson and his one niece, Mary Sue Nelson preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife for over sixty years, Lois Hayes; one daughter, Janis Bradfield and her husband Philip; two grandchildren, Graham Berryman Bradfield and Emily Parker Bradfield; three nephews, Jack, Lloyd and Douglas Nelson and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and he will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 27.
A memorial service conducted by Reverend Robert Haley will be held Saturday, January 28 at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow.
In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First
United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 or to the .
Arrangements are in care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
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Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Berryman's entire family and their friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Servant of God, Well Done!
Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)
Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on
the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!
O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.
Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?
"Servant of God,
Well Done!" midi courtesy of
"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Musical Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/eltonjohn/561/indexoldies2.html - 05/06/09
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