The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

December 7, 2012


Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Berry Wayne Pannell was born Feb. 23, 1957, to the parentage of Bobby Joe Pannell and Inez Washington Reed in Lubbock. He was raised by his God-giving parents, Opal and the late Jerry Pannel Sr. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Commerce.

He departed this life on Dec. 4, 2012.

He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Opal Pannell of Commerce; siblings Jerry Pannell Jr., Kevin Pannell, Todd Pannell, Helen Fletcher, Terry Reed, Larry Reed, Michael Reed, Victor Reed, Vanessa Reed, Mary Reed and Vivian Harrison; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his biological parents; his father, Jerry Pannell Sr. and siblings Velester Champion and Verda Mertell Reed.

Berry’s homegoing celebration will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with  Rev. Larry G. Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Grace & Mercy-Grundy Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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