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Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. Funeral Program

Identifier: A3302

Scope and Contents

The Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. “Celebration of Life” funeral program contains the order of service, a lengthy obituary, acknowledgments, and many photographs of Chuck Berry and his family.


  • 2017 Apr 9

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Biographical / Historical

Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., known professionally as Chuck Berry, was born October 18, 1926, to Henry W. Berry and Martha Banks Berry. On October 29, 1948, he married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, and they had four children: Ingrid, Melody, Aloha Isa Lei, and Charles Jr. In 1955, Berry’s song “Maybellene” brought him to stardom. Through his music, he entertained listeners and won multiple awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Polar Award, and Billboard magazine awards. In 1986 he became the first inductee into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Despite his success, he remained loyal to St. Louis and stayed in the city until his death on March 18, 2017. His celebration of life was held April 9, 2017, at the Pageant in the University City Loop.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The funeral program was donated by Joe Edwards in 2023.

Processing Information

Processed with funds from the Newman Family by Sara Law, 2023.

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Part of the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Repository

225 S. Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63105 United States