Mary Berry Hunt, age 72 of Murrells Inlet, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was born October 15, 1946 in Aiken, S.C., daughter of the late Ralph Berry and Gussie Rodgers Berry.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Berry Dixon.
Surviving are her loving husband of twenty five years, Lynn J. Hunt of Murrells Inlet; mother-in-law, Alice F. Hunt "Mom" of Murrells Inlet; sisters, Ann Smith (Lee) of Augusta, Ga., Delaine Plowden (Carroll) of Aiken, S.C.; daughters, Beverly Griggs-Koons of Myrtle Beach, Cynthia Hunt-Jaehne (Sean) of Washington, D.C., Amy E. Hunt of Myrtle Beach; son, Chad Ennis of Aiken, S.C.; grandsons, David Brunson (Ally) of Conway, S.C., and Dewey Brunson (Brittany) of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and five great grandchildren.
Mary began her work experience as a medical administration specialist. She then was hired by DuPont at the Savannah River Nuclear site, where she was promoted up the ladder to Nuclear Training Instructor retiring in 1998. Moving to Myrtle Beach in 1998 along with her husband, Mary helped establish Sentry Security, a hurricane protection business which grew to employ 15 people, Mary served as chief financial officer before retiring again in 2009. She was an avid member of the Grand Strand Tennis League, playing on numerous competitive teams. Full of southern charm and accent she brightened every court she played on and every room she entered and left all happy and feeling better about themselves. A late interest in music led to her starting piano lessons at the age of 60. Mary was a devoted student of the word of God and knew that Jesus was her Lord and Savior. To enrich her knowledge of the bible, Mary began studying Hebrew in 2016. She was an active member of Pawleys Island Community Church.
She was devoted to her family and a friend to all and will be greatly missed by all. None will miss her as much as her partner in life and love. Our world is a lesser place by Mary's departure.
A celebration of Mary's life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Pawleys Island Community Church with Pastor Don Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet 843-651-1440 is in charge of arrangements.