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Michael DeBerry

Michael DeBerry

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Michael Lee DeBerry, 35, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away as a result of an automobile accident on October 5, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. A native of Kingwood, WVA and a local St. Petersburg, FL resident since 1984 and then Michael graduated from Gibbs High School in 1990; he was an electrical engineer for Conax Engineering; a Baptist; a United States Air Force Veteran of the Gulf War serving as a Comm.-Computer Control Journeyman; and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He is survived by is two sons, Jacob Michael and Asher Luke DeBerry of Orlando, FL; mother; Becky DeBerry of St. Petersburg, FL; his father, Gary DeBerry and his step-mother, Karen of Punxsutawney, PA; his grandparents: Clarence and Lucy DeBerry of Kingwood, WVA; two step brothers; Brian Smith and his wife, Linda of Punxsutawney, PA and Gregory Smith and his wife, Lisa of Marion Center and a step-sister, Paula Quick and her husband, Martin of Punxsutawney, PA. Visitation is 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM, Thursday evening, October 11, 2007 at the Harvest Temple Church of God, 13301 Walsingham Road, Largo, FL 33774 with a service beginning at 7:30 PM with Pastor Tim Hamm, officiating. Full military honors by Mac Dill Air Force Base Military Funeral Honors Team at completion of the services. VETERANS FUNERAL CARE-CLEARWATER, FL. 727-467-0922

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  • Henry and Wendy Drumwright says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mark Varona says:

    Warmest wishes to the DeBerry family in this time of need….May God Bless the DeBerry family and Rest in Peace Michael DeBerry, YOU WILL BE MISSED!

    Mark Varona and Megan Bachman

  • Porsche Taylor says:

    To the Family of Michael DeBerry-

    There aren’t very many words that I can say to console your grief, so I won’t say much. Just know that I will keep you all in my prayers. I know this is a very hard time for you but there is always a higher power and He has all of the answers. Talk to Him. Stay strong because his babies need you all.

    With all my heart

    Porsche Taylor

  • William Stanley says:

    Mike has been my closest friend for 22 years. I have many great memories that will always be with me to reflect on. He was a great friend that I always could depend on. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all other friends who share in this tremendous loss. I love you as a brother Mike and may you rest in peace.

  • Richard, Cindy & Jessie says:

    In your time of need, know that you are in our hearts and prayers. At this time it is difficult to understand..but know that God has called Mike for a greater mission. Turn to the Lord for comfort for your loss and trust in the Lord to help you on your journey through the valley.

    With all of our love

  • Jason Morey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the DeBerry family.

  • Phyllis Simmons says:

    Such a terrible loss! I remember the little guy who loved skateboards, the teenager who, with Bill could try just about any and everything, and the remarkable young man whose proudest accomplishments were being “Dad” and his relationship with His Master. Mike, you will be missed.

  • katherine says:

    I knew you so briefly but you meant to me more than words can say. We were separated way to early. God Bless you!

  • John Rodda says:

    Be at peace. You are with your Lord. I love you and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.
    Your Brother by Christ,

  • Brian Moore says:

    My deepest condolences go out to Michael’s family and friends. I will always cherish the memories we shared.

  • Tony and Kimilee Uphold and Family says:

    Our nephew whose memory we will forever carry with us,a great father,son and honorable young man who we all love deeply and will never forget WE LOVE YOU MIKE.

  • Mom says:

    Hi Punk,
    I haven’t called you that in many years. : There is so much I havn’t said to you, so I’ll be talking with you a lot. : I haven’t hugged your neck since Thursday and so much has happened since then. I have met so many nice people lately, everyone so eager to help us. Michael, I love you so very much and I will miss you terribly.

    I’ll be talking with you very soon.

  • Angie & Kenny Sypolt says:

    Michael we both love you. Rest in peace.
    Angie and Kenny

  • Chester DeBerry says:

    To the friends and family of Michal DeBerry. May God be with you in your times of sorrow. Our prayers are with you.

  • Allan Kinter says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Mike’s family and friends.

  • Christian Krombach says:

    A great guy, man and brother. You are leaving us much too soon. We will always honor your memory as you would ours.

  • Tim & Connie DeBerry says:


    Although we were cousins we never got the chance to get to know each other. I have been told you were a great father and good friends with many. May you rest in peace and be with the lord. Forever Missed, Forever Loved

  • Leslie Lopez says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sherryl Breckman says:


    Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family now and always. If you need anything, please call us. We love you.

    Sherryl, Tammy, Corey and Kyla

  • Melissa Chu says:

    To the family and friends of Michael Deberry,
    I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    The Chu Family

  • Mary Rodgers says:

    Ms. Becky,
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understaning in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your paths.

    I know that it is hard now and you don’t understand why but God has something special for Michael and only that special rose could do it so he called him home. We love you and we will keep you and your family in our prayers, remember we are here for you.

  • Dave Gruver says:

    Julie and I send our condulences

  • Shawna Fairman says:

    Gary, Karen, and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! I have a lot of great memories growing up that included Mike. All of our vacations and your family cookouts at DeBerry Park. Please accept my deepest condolences. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Love, Shawna

  • David Hoyt says:

    No one should have to endure so much pain, all though many do. The plan God has for us is sometimes if not most times, unclear. It is promised, that he who seeks his name, will not perish but will have everlasting life in the kingdom of heaven. Then, and only then, will the plan be known. To my friend, you are loved by many, embrace it.

  • The Conax Florida Team says:

    Our hearts go out to the family of Michael DeBerry. We at Conax are deeply saddened by this tragic event. Although we had only known him a short time, Michael touched and impacted the lives of those he worked with. We regret the loss of such a shining star.

  • Taunya Felton says:

    May the Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you;

    May the Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious, kind, merciful, and favorable to you;

    May the Lord lift up His approving countenance upon you and give you peace and tranquility of heart and life continually.

    Number 6:24-26

  • Sandra Fairman says:

    Gary and Karen, I am so sorry to hear about Michael. If there is anything ya need call me.724-397-9104 I miss you guys alot. Love ya both..Sandy

  • Lori Fauser says:

    Becky, I know of no words that can heal the pain from your loss at this time. I do however know that God is with you, He never leaves us in our time of need. I think of you often and will keep you in my constant thoughts and prayers… Hugs and Love to you and your family. With my sincerest condolences… Lori Fauser

  • Julie Lepine says:

    Mike has been in heaven for only a short period of time, but if god gave him the choice to return here with all of us, he would say no. He has seen the beautiful kingdom of heaven and he now knows peace. God needed him more than we did. He is now an angel.

    My thoughts and prayers are with DeBerry family.

  • Jim & Jacki Rupert says:

    We are truly saddened by your loss. Please let us know if we can be of assistance in any way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • jacqueline uphold/parnell says:

    mike, your a wonderful cousin and friend. your always loved and never forgotten. love you mike.

  • Joni says:

    Becky, there are no words of comfort. I know Michael was the love of your life, I watched the boy become the man you loved so much. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Ramon Torres says:

    I got to know Mike while he was working at MTI. I invited him to go motorcycle riding together with a group of friends on a friday night and had a pretty good time. Afterwards we went to Beef O’Brady’s and had some wings, we talked alot and I got to know him pretty well, the boy could talk. I will miss my new friend. I was sad to see him leave Fort Walton Beach and I am deeply saddened by his death. A lot of the people here liked Mike and have also been saddened by the news. My condolences to his family and friends. Mike, may you rest in peace bro.

  • Heather says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of need. You were so blessed to have had such a great son, embrace all the good times and memories you both shared and know that someday you will both reunite again.

    All my love,

  • Heather Cotner says:
  • Apex Systems Inc. says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Mike. Even though we were just getting to know Mike, we knew from our first conversation with him he was a talented engineer and an overall great person. It was obvious how much he loved his family and how much it meant to him to return to St. Pete to be closer to them. We know he will be missed.

  • Jenni says:

    Mike was such a funny and quirky guy. One of my favorite stories is a conversation we had one day while driving in the car. I had made a comment about the shape of the trees along the street where the power lines were. He said the branches grew that way because of the “electrical forces” coming from the power lines. And he was serious! I about fell out of the car laughing. He didn’t believe me when I said the tree trimmers did that. This was so funny to me coming from such a smart guy.

    Mike was also a wonderful dad to Jacob and Asher. They will grow up being proud of their daddy–knowing what a kind, strong and loving man he was. We all miss him terribly.

  • Betty Taylor says:

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Vikki Jones says:

    Dear DeBerry family,
    I didn’t know Mike very well, but he seemed like a really good man. I know the Lord will be with him and with all of you.
    My sincerest condonlences during this tragic loss. God Bless. Vikki

  • Peggy Doherty says:

    Dear Family,
    It was a pleasure knowing Mike.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

  • Cheryl & Brandon says:

    My Dear Mike, I have instructed my Danny to take you under his “wing” so you will have a big brother and I will have 2 angels to talk to. You will be sadly missed but the memories and love will be forever. Hugs and Kisses, Cheryl and Brandon

  • Mary Partlow says:

    May God bless Mike’s family. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I only knew Mike for a short time while he was at MTI, and I must say that he was very nice and thoughtful. He was very excited about moving back home with his mother and being able to spend more time with his boys.

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  • Martha O'Connell says:

    As Asher’s kindergarten teacher, I know that Asher loved you dearly and he will miss you. He talked about spending the weekends with you often.

  • David Wrenne says:

    I was pleased to know Mike for the short time he worked at MTI. Our cubicles were next to each other and it was great to see how he cared for his sons. This has been a great shock, but I trust God will sooth the pain of this loss.

  • Michael Siemer says:

    May the memories of Michael carry your family through this very tough time. Many prayers and blessings from the Siemer family.

  • Brandy Zmek says:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a nice guy and a gentleman. I enjoyed getting to know him. Wishing his loved ones peace, strength, and comfort.

  • Jon Swift says:

    Jacob, Asher, and family,
    My prayer is that the Lord Jesus will give you comfort in this time. Mike will be missed and we will grieve, but with the hope that we will see him again.
    I will always remember the good times we had when you guys lived in Dacula. The game nights were awesome! The kids in the playroom destroying the train set that took Mike days to set up! Mike introducing us to the joy of jalapenos on hotdogs.
    Truly treasured memories!
    The Swifts

  • Carol Hale says:

    To Jacob and Asher two of the sweetest boys I know,
    From the moments you both were born, your dad was filled with unending pride and joy. You both are his greatest accomplishments. Know that your dad loved you and was so very proud of the wonderful boys that you are! We love you both so much and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Carol, Alec, Camryn, and Emily

  • Thinking of you in says:

    To Michael’s friends and family:

    “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,” He said.
    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn when he is dead,
    “It may be six or seven years, or thirty-four or five,
    “But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    “He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, but should his stay be brief,
    “You’ll have his lovely memories, as solace for your grief,
    “I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
    “But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    “I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true,
    “And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you.
    “Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
    “Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again?
    I fancied that I heard them say: “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
    “For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness; we’ll love him while we may,
    And for happiness we’ve known forever grateful stay.
    “But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’d planned,
    “We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

  • Martin Quick says:

    To the parents; Gary and Becky and all of their family; May God give you comfort in knowing it is He that called Mike away to his rightful place among the heavens, God Bless you. The thing I remember the most about Mike is his love for his two children. Jacob and Asher rest assured knowing your father is looking over you from heaven above. Take pride in knowing how much he loves you. My deepest sympathies to all.

  • Phillip and Cheryl DeBerry says:

    Warmest wishes to brother Gary, Becky, Jacob, and Asher. May Mike rest in peace.

  • Kevin and Karri Slezak says:

    Karri and I would like to send our deapest condolences to Mike’s family.

  • Cara says:

    Thank you so very much for giving us Jacob and Asher…such an enormous contribution to this in world in such a short period of time. Through those two beautiful boys, who bare such a remarkable resemblance to you, you will live on forever.

  • Chad Troncale says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Mike and I were roommates in college and have shared many great memories. He will truly be missed!

  • Renee DeBerry says:


    you will be miss by all of us here.. the last time i seen you was when you came in for buckwheat fesitval a few years back, and i remember that weekend like it was yesterday. and i will always know that i have someone watching down on me all the time, i miss you ! and may you rest in peace.. i keep your picture on my computer now so its the first thing i see when turning it on and remembering all the times we did have with each other even though it was very little. we all miss you here..

    Carl,Connie and Renee

  • Narda says:

    To my first Love, who molded me to be the person I am today. You embedded so many memories for the six years we were together. I’m so glad we remained friends. Jacob and Asher will always remember how much their father loved them. I’m having the hardest time with your loss, but I know you are in Heaven and in Peace. I will take care of you mother, as she took care of me. Rest in Peace my Angel, you’ll always be in my heart.

  • Mike Sears says:

    Mike and I go way back to the Air Force days. We were best friends during our last few years serving out country and our friendship coninued. We both enjoyed golfing and just goofing around. He visited my family and I visited his. I have so many found memories of Mike. He was truely a great friend and one heck of a pool shark. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone whom he has touched in his life. He was one person who always took life seriously but always seemed to have fun no matter what was going on. He will never be forgotten.

  • Brian Meharry - Mangrove Employer Services says:


    For years you have been a shining star within our company. You have always been there for everyone and please know; we are all here for you now!

    On behalf of all of your friends and colleagues at Mangrove Employer Services, we offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Janice Herring says:

    Mike is in God’s hands –
    Jacob and Asher are surrounded with love that will get them through this heartbreak.

  • Michelle Tubbs says:

    Just know God has an ultimate plan for all of our lives and he will always have His hand on yours! He will always be there for you and never forsake you. You will forever be in my heart and my prayers.

  • Carl and Connie DeBerry says:

    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. You will be sadly missed!!

  • Susan says:

    To Michael’s family and friends,
    May G-d be with you during this difficult time. May Michael’s memory be a blessing.

  • Eric and Dana Davidson says:

    To all of Mike’s family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know Mike when we moved to Florida years ago and were very blessed to have known him. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Jeffrie & Gene Drinnen says:

    With our deepest sympathy.

  • Todd & Ashley Woodard says:

    Jenni, Jacob and Asher,
    Our hearts are so saddened of the news of Mike’s death. He was such a fun person and such a loving father. Whenever we talked we always heard about his precious boys. Jenni, we will always cherish those memories we had with you both. We will be lifting you, the boys and all his family up in prayer. Please call us if you need anything…407-928-5163. We love you Mike and will deeply miss you. Jenni…we love you girl and we are here for you!

  • Carma Uphold says:

    I am so sorry about Michael. He will be truly missed by all of us.

  • David, Alison, Theo, Ben & Henry Juliano says:

    Dear Jacob, Asher and Family,
    When you boys are bigger, your mommy will share these messages with you. It’s then that you will begin to understand how much you are loved and cared for. Wherever life may take you, remember that at this terrible time, you are our boys’ best friends and they care for you very much. It’s our prayer that that love will follow you in the years to come wherever life may take you.

  • Kay Biancini says:

    We are saddened to know that Mike will no longer be with us here on earth, but rejoice in knowing we will see him again one day. May God’s love and strength be with you during this time.
    Our family has some fun memories, for that I am thankful. Late nights playing games, watching movies, and Mike sleeping in the Lazy-Boy will forever be with us.
    Jacob and Asher Luke, we love you and are praying for you.
    Gary, Kay, Tony and Alyssa Biancini

  • Chuck & Yvonne Nail says:

    To the DeBerry family, Jenni and the boys. Our heart goes out to you all.

    We enjoyed living life together with Mike and Jenni as part of the Vaughn Sunday School class at First Baptist, Oviedo.

    We are saddened by this tragic loss. May the God of all creation be your tower, refuge and ever present help in times of trouble.

  • Pat Parker says:

    Becky – Nothing anyone can say or do can fill the void left by the loss of your son; however, may it help in some small way to know you are in the thoughts and prayers of those who love you and share your pain. May God bless,
    Pat Parker

  • Liz Roth says:

    Becky, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad road in life. Knowing the person you are, you will get through this and keep Mike’s memory alive for his sons. Please know I am thinking of you and here if you need anything.

  • Susan Levatino says:

    Becky and Family,

    So sorry to about your loss – you are in my prayers.

  • Kim Parker says:

    Becky-I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers-always.

  • Cindy says:

    I’m sorry to say that I didn’t know Mike very well. I wish I could have gotten to know him better. But the times that we did spend together are memorable. Last year we had Holiday dinner together and I remember how incredibly polite he was. He had a very respectful way of carrying himself, that was very impressive. I also remember that Uncle Richard had just gotten a new cellphone!! For hours Mike sat explaining the different options and “tricks” that could be done with the new phone. You could just see it in his eyes…he was so into the technology. And he took the time to explain exactly how to use the different functions AND why and how it worked that way.

    It saddens me to know that the boys will miss out on learning from a man who was so eager and able to bestow his experiences and knowledge on others.

    Becky, your faith, family and friends will get you through this difficult time and you can take comfort in knowing that Mike touched SO MANY lives in a very positive way.

  • Robin Villarreal says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

  • Sam,Deanna,Sammy and Dayna says:

    Becky and family,
    We are soo sorry for your loss We know Mike’s world was his boys and that will never change he will watch over them from heaven, Becky you are so much more than just a neibor you are a close and dear friend please know we are only a few steps away if you need anything at all please call me i would do anything for you,Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Rodney & Lisa says:

    We write this with a heavy heart. Rodney and I can not begin to fathom the unbearable loss you have suffered. We have been trying to think of the right words to write, but have realized that there is nothing that we can say to make your pain go away. God will carry you through when you are not able to do it and He will give you all that you need to come through this. Rodney was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Mike?s passing. Although he had not spoken to Mike in many years, he thought about him often. I feel like I know Mike as well as Rodney does, because of all of the childhood memories I have heard. We had an opportunity to see you and Mike a few months ago. It meant the world to Rodney to see him and catch up on lost time. Mike was more than a cousin to Rodney; he was a best friend!!! As Christian?s, we find it very easy to be happy for Mike to finally be pain free and in Heaven. As friend?s, we can’t stop crying. All our love and prayers!

  • Susan Santos says:

    Dear Becky: I know this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and that you will make it through this valley in your life with grace and dignity supported by the love and caring of family and friends.

    God Bless you, Jacob and Asher and Michael as he settles into Heaven.


  • Gina Pardo says:

    Becky my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Much love

  • Bowdie & Andrea Jenkins says:

    Jenni, Jacob, and Asher,
    Wow – our hearts break for the loss that you guys are experiencing. Praise the LORD we know exactly where Mike is, though, and his death is not final. May that fact alone encourage you and may you be blessed with many rich memories of your time together.
    Bowdie, Andrea, Jarrett, Blaine and Jacob Jenkins

  • Laura Smith says:

    Dear Becky,

    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. It was less than 2 weeks ago that we talked about Mike and what being a mother really meant. So now I can only imagine how absolutely heartbroken you must be. You are surrounded by family and friends who love and care about you. We’re here for you…whatever you need.

    Sending you a great big hug,

  • Dorel Zafiu says:

    To Mike’s Family and friends,
    Please receive my deepest regret for your tragic loss. I knew Mike as a great friend and a loving father for his boys Jacob and Asher ? he loved and cared for them very much! Mike I?ll always share a little room in my heart

  • Jami McCutcheon says:

    This is a three part message. I apologize for being so verbose, but I have a lot to say. . .
    Part 1 of 3
    Mike was family to me and, although I didn?t see him very often, he will be missed. He is the father of two of my beautiful Grandson?s Jacob 8 and Asher 6 who love and will always love their Daddy very much. My daughter, Jenni, is saddened by his death and has said he was a good father who loved his boys.

    I just want to say to all those who are hurting at the loss of this Father, Son, Brother, Friend, I pray you will find comfort in knowing that Mike is not hurting anymore. ?God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.?
    Mom Jami McCutcheon

  • Jami McCutcheon says:

    Part 2 of 3
    I recently saw major changes in Mike?s life that I believe prepared him for the day he left this life as we know it. ?For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.? Mike has finished his course, and would want you to glorify the Lord in his passing, to encourage you to examine your own lives. Have you stepped off the pathcourse? Mike would encourage you to step back on, to live a victorious life that glorifies the Lord while you can. ?In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.? I pray that through this loss that changes will result in the lives of many, changes for good ? to do what is good, right, and honorable in the sight of the Lord.
    Mom Jami

  • Jami McCutcheon says:

    This is the last of a three part message. Again, I apologize for being so verbose, but I had a lot to say. . .

    Part 3 of 3

    To Becky, Gary, Karen and family ? I am so very sorry for your loss. By all the notes here, it is wonderful to see how Mike

  • Tim Hoppe says:

    Becky, My deepest condolences for the loss of your son. I’m sure you were very proud of him and his life accomplishments. I could never know what you must be going through, but by the looks of the number of people that have offered their thoughts – you have a wide ranging and strong support-net to fall back on, if you ever need our help. May God bless you. Tim

  • Rita Elmore says:


    You have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever need anything please call.

  • AnnePearceChester says:

    GaryKaren So very sorry for your loss. God be with you and your sons family. Jerryand AnnePearceChester

  • Denny Lisa and Garrett Wilt says:

    To Becky, Uncle Gary and Aunt Karen,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I too am very sad because I feel I lost someone who had always had a special place in my heart. Although I hadn’t seen Mike in several years we were very close growing up especially while he lived with Robert and Judy. The day he finally moved to Florida to be with his mom, I remember sitting on the school bus and crying because he was leaving. He probably never knew how much he really meant to me.
    Even though this has been very hard for me to except and deal with, I know he’s in good hands where he is now and just hope he knows just how much I will always love and miss him.
    As a small tribute to Mike my sister,Renee and I decided to download his photos to create a slideshow on our computer screensaver so that it will feel like he’s always close by and I can see him whenever I want.
    He and Denny were very good childhood friends as well so I know he will miss him very much as well.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So many tears have been and are still being shed for this terrible and unexpected loss. Not a day has gone by that I don’t think of him and have a good cry!

    God Bless!

  • Caleb Hynson says:

    I know it has been quite some time since we have spoken or have seen Mike. I want you to know how much you are cared for. God Bless

  • Lisa, Elizabeth & Paul says:

    I remember how fascinated he was with technology and how delighted he was to share all the bells and whistles of his latest gadget. Almost childlike enthusiasm but he used perfect english, all the lingo and mannerisms of a man; it was so endearing. Greg and I would talk about what a great salesman he could be if he ever wanted.

    It pains me to think how my kids will not have their own memories of him. I pray Greg and I will do him justice as we relate our memories in years to come.

    It is just so wrong and fills me with sadness. Our thoughts and prayers with all of you. Share your memories so that we may pass them on. Big Hugs!

  • randy,vicki and chanda thorn says:

    dear Gary and Becky,
    we are so sorry about your loss of Mike.Words cannot express our sorrow.Mike was a great person that we all thought a great deal of.Chanda will always remember the times that they shared at Roberts and Judys.God Bless all of you…

  • Earl W. Sickles says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Earl, Dee’s father.

  • Mark Hallam says:

    Mike,I am at a loss cause I am still in shock. Things were turning around for you and I know how excited you were to get back to St. Pete. so you could be closer to the boy’s. I know they meant everything to you. You were a great friend Mike and you will be missed. Becky, words cannot tell you how sorry I am. The one thing that help’s is I know Mike is in a better place. He just got there earlier than expected. See you again Mike.

  • Merle and Jackie Pruner says:

    Gary and Karen You have our complete sympathy and our prayers
    go out to the whole family. Call us
    when you get home.

  • Jeff Murray says:

    I will miss my friend and regret the times that we did not get to catch up. But I will always have the great memories of Mike. I was fortunate to share most of my college years with Mike. He will live on in my memories and I look forward to the days that I can tell those stories to my son so that Mike can continue to have an impact on the lives of those that loved him.
    Mike you are missed but always remembered.
    Jeff Murray and Family

  • Pamela LeCompte says:

    Dear Becky,

    I don’t even know how to express to you the feelings that I have. I was in absolute shock. You and I had numerous conversations about Michael and I have heard that things were going great for both of you. I can only imagine how you must feel, the heartbreak – but hopefully it will give you some comfort to know how many people care and love you,including me.

    If you need anything, please call me. I still think of you as part of the Wittner Companies – always the cheerleader. You were so kind to me recently and all I want to do is send that genuine kindness back to you.

    Take care of you and your grandchildren. They will need you more than ever and maybe that is how God will get you through this most difficult time.

    Love, Pam

  • Andy & Kim Tranter says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Kim recently lost her mom to bone cancer this year and we know how much it hurts to lose those so close to you. We have great memories with you and Mike from the past. Mike was a great person and we will miss him. I was inspired by his deadication and motivation in the gym where we both used to work out together back in the day. We are praying for you and your family. Call us sometime if you would like to get together up at avalon with the kids or just to talk. Kim and I would like to keep in touch.

    God Bless,

    Andy and Kim Tranter

  • Judy and Paul Wanchisn says:

    There are no words to fill the void you must all feel right now. May time accomplish what no words can do. We are with you in thought and may your memories of Mike be a constant source of comfort for you at this time. Please remember that your loss is shared by us and all those who care and understand. Our caring thoughts are with you and Mike’s family. May time and love bring you peace.
    Paul and Judy Wanchisn Lisa’s Mom and Dad

  • Paula and Bonnie says:


    There are no words to say other than you and your family are being thought of in this time of loss.

    Paula and Bonnie

  • Jessica Cummings says:
  • Tony Paredes says:


    You will truly be missed. I will always cherish our memories and how you have touched my life over the years. May you rest in peace.

    Our deepest condolences to The DeBerry Famliy.

    The Paredes Family

  • Jody Traver says:

    My thoughts and Prayers to the family.

  • Callie Meta says:


    Sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May his memory be eternal.

  • Clark Harju says:

    In a very short time we became good friends. In that time I can tell you what I know about Mike. He absolutely adored his boys. You could not be around him for more than a few minutes without him talking about them. He was a very proud father. He wanted the best for people, always encouraging them to do well. If you needed help, he would be there. He has certainly touched many lives and there is really no way to express how much he will be missed.

  • Nikki Hallam says:

    I am so sad to hear of your loss. I know Mike was your world. No words can make this time any easier, but know that he is in a better place.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Chris Young says:

    Sorry for your loss, all the family will be in my prayers.
    Chris Young

  • Mike & Brenda Vaughn says:

    Our deepest sympathies and sorrow to Mike’s family and friends during this very difficult time. We are blessed to have known Mike. Our prayer is that you be comforted in knowing that Mike is in the presence of God.

  • larry and judi deberry says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • DONNA MELLO says:

    Truly sorry for your lost.Iknow how much he ment to you and everyone else as well as me.The world will be a little less better place because of his lose.
    Love Donna

  • billy brownlee jr says:

    gary,karen,and family,

    i am very sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Bill,Sue,and Heather Brownlee says:

    Gary, Karen, and family,

    You have our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Randall Kromer says:

    To all of the DeBerry family our hearts are very sad with this awful news. A great father,great vetern,a great loss. GOD BLESS THE DEBERRY FAMILY, the Kromers

  • Jim & Penny DeBerry says:

    Gary and Becky

    Very sorry to here about Mike. With our deepest sympathy

  • Penny DeBerry says:

    Becky, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Paul Tomlinson says:

    I knew Mike through Church here in Georgia. We were close and had many things in common. I was in shock when I heard the news from another couple. My heart goes out to Jenni and the boys. My the Lord hold Jacob and Asher in HIS arms everyday and let them know their Daddy loves on them from heaven. None of us are perfect but I do know this, Mike Deberry is with his creator right now becuase of the decision he made to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior.


    Paul Tomlinson

  • Michael and Alison Brownlee says:

    Gary, Karen, and Family,
    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss. Know that you have friends in us and our deepest sympathy You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and Alison Brownlee

  • Nicole DeBerry Shaffer says:

    Gary, Becky and Family,

    I haven’t seen or talked to Mike, probably since childhood; however, I do have some very fond memories of the time we did have together when I was little. He always had a way of bringing a smile to my face. I have thought about him often throughout the years. I do know that he will always have a place in my heart and will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. My the hand of God touch each and every one of you in your time of need.

  • C R Allison says:


    Honor the man for the sacrefice made, remember him for his deeds and love him for who he was. Follow his trail and do those things you know he would wish of you.
    You will always have the support and patience of family. They will guide you through the tough times.
    Weep for your loss, know that others hold you dear in their hearts and prayers.
    Michael walks with Jesus and you now have a cherrished angel.
    With heartfelt sympathy I am,
    Uncle Chuck

  • Christina Lavender-McClellan says:

    I was very shocked to hear of this tragedy. I went to school with Mike at Gibbs. He was a good guy. Friendly and caring. I truly feel sadness for his family and there most horrible loss.

  • Amy Allen says:

    I always had Mike in my Honor English class at Gibbs, he had warm an kind smile. To the family of Mike it is not easy trying to understand why these things happen. This world is short one very kind soul. The Family will be in my prayers.

  • Sean Maloney says:

    My heart goes out to the DeBerry family. God Bless all of you.









  • Joshua Hynson says:

    Becky, I am so sorry for your loss

  • Shelly Benson Cline says:

    I remember Mike as a childhood friend. I haven’t seen him for years but I have fond memories of a nice guy that always had a smile. Seeing his picture tells me he kept that smile.
    Keep him alive in your hearts and know that you have a guardian Angel watching over you. I know that Heaven will be so much brighter because of his smile. I also know that Aunt Judy welcomed him with her smile and a hug.
    Keep faith in knowing you’ll see him again someday.
    God Bless each of you,

  • Kerrie Knotts says:

    Becky,I speak on the behalf of my entire family. We are sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful person and he will hold a special place with us here in Kingwood. Bill, Carloyn, Bobby and Kerrie Wheeler.

  • Bill & Gina Sickles says:
  • Lori M. Krucki, CPP says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Puleo says:

    On behalf of the brothers of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, I would like to extend the deepest condolences to Mike?s family. Mike was an amazing athlete, leader, friend, and most importantly an exemplary brother to us all.

    You are in our hearts and

  • Jeremiah Johnson says:

    To my BIG Bro. Mike,
    I just want to say that I will always keep your family in prayer. The boys will definitely need it as they grow and mature into men like their dad. I thank God he extended His grace because I know you are now with Him enjoying life’s true riches. We love you Brother.

    “Jay” Johnson

  • Tom Knight BH 199 says:

    My most sincere condolences for the loss of Brother DeBerry. While I never had the honor of meeting him, I know he was a fine man and being a brother makes this tragedy a personal loss as well. God Bless and keep all of you safe and may the Lord’s grace and Comfort be with you.
    Tom Knight BH199

  • Chris Albritton says:

    Dear mike, It has been nearly 20 years sence the last time we together.It is comforting to know that we were both searching for each others childhood freind.Sadly your still teaching me in the after life just like you did when we were young kids.That life is short and we should live life to the fullest.I love you with all my heart and you will never be forgotton.Every time I ride my dirt bike I hope your watching!!!!

    Rebecca my heart is with you.
    Your 2nd son chris

  • Carolyn Darling Poteet says:

    It is only today that I learned of this tragic loss. I went to Gibbs High with Mike. What a kind soul. My prayers are with his family.

  • Bob Loughry says:

    This goes out to Mike and his mom. I hadn’t seen or talked to Mike since we were in grade school. We moved away at the same time, but were close pals at the time. I remember playing football with the guys in Wooddale. Days on the playground at Kingwood Elementary and riding bikes together. Rest in peace brother.

  • Darlene Beltran Robinson says:

    Mike was a childhood friend of my brothers and I. I havent seen him since we were in highschool but he is someone you could never forget! That Smile, and genuine personality. My heart and prayers go out to your family. Rest in Peace

  • Nicole Muenchow says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you are gone. It sounds like you had a wonderful life.

  • Patty says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Mike’s death. We are coming upon our 20 year reunion and was informed that he had passed. He was a friend, a wonderful person with whom to be associated, and will be missed!

    My Belated Condolences,
    Gibbs co ’90