After a gallant fight against cancer, David H. Berrier entered into rest on Sunday, September 2, 2012, peacefully and surrounded by the love of family and friends.
Dave grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina before settling in Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoyed a long career as an accountant and loved his work, colleagues, and clients. Dave was married for 32 years to his wife, Chris and together they raised 3 children. Heading up a family of avid sports fans, Dave particularly loved cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Falcons. He also enjoyed walking with the dogs, reading, and working outside in the yard. Dave held a special place in his heart for the people of Quito, Ecuador, who he lovingly served on several mission trips, as well as the members of our nation’s Armed Forces, who he was always quick to greet with a smile, a handshake, and a heartfelt “thank you for your service.” Dave was a devoted Christian and active member of Grace Fellowship Church, taking great joy in belonging to the Free Birds, as well as the Cancer Care and Mission Care Groups.
Dave is survived by his wife, Christine “Chris” Berrier; three children, Faith, Stephen, and Anna; 4-legged children, Gracie and Huck; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Tom Nornhold; and 2 nephews, Mark and Jeff Nornhold.
A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of David H. Berrier will be held Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Pastor Buddy Hoffman officiating. Members of the Free Birds Sunday School Class at Grace Fellowship Church will serve as Honorary Escort. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 8, from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to two causes close to Dave’s heart: Extreme Response, 2336 Wisteria Drive, Suite 350, Snellville, GA 30078 or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, in memory of David H. Berrier. Special remembrances go out to the staff at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute and Embracing Hospice, for the care and compassion given to the entire Berrier Family. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.