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O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 107:1
God willed it so, and on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital
Lessler Levoid (Bud) DeBerry, Sr. entered into eternal rest.
Lessler was born on November 9, 1927, in Jackson, Tennessee in the Cerro Gordo Community to the late Larnell DeBerry and late Flossie Bond DeBerry.
He was educated in the Madison County School System and graduated from Denmark High School, the predecessor to West High School in 1948. On July 15, 1951, Lessler was united in holy matrimony to Helen Margaret Houston. To this union three children were born.
Lessler worked for over 50 years as a self-employed cement finisher/contractor until his retirement. He worked primarily in Madison and the adjacent counties and was a well-known sought after artisan in the construction community.
Lessler grew up in a loving Christian home. At an early age, he confessed a hope in Christ and joined the Cerro Gordo Missionary Baptist Church. After marrying, he joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was the Adult Men’s Sunday School teacher for over twenty years, member of the Sanctuary Choir, and member of the Male Chorus. He participated in numerous church programs and various auxiliaries. Lessler even served as Trustee and a Deacon for the church. He remained an active faithful member of Mt. Zion until his health began failing.
In addition to his parents, Lessler was preceded in death by: his wife, Helen DeBerry; daughter, Ava Lauronce DeBerry; son, Lessler Levoid DeBerry, Jr.; sister, Annie Mae Sikes; and brother, Dr. William M. DeBerry.
Lessler leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Sharis Kymble DeBerry; sisters, Hazel Pearson and Nina Savage; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Lessler will always be remembered for his quick wit,
numerous sayings, compassion for people, charming
personality, giving spirit, and his impeccable work ethic.
He was a devout Christian who, loved to study the Bible,
was known to readily quote various scriptures, and
inspired others to walk worthy of their calling from Christ.
His positive spirit came through in his unique ability to
speak truth to power and provide wise guidance to all. He
was warm, pleasant, and had a positive disposition. He
loved God, his family, friends, and we thank God for his life.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
12:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Bledsoe Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Mt. Zion MBC
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Parkway Memorial Gardens
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