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Mary Elizabeth Berry

Mary Elizabeth Berry, American nurse, educator. Registered Nurse North Carolina, South Carolina, certified Lamaze childbirth educator.

Background

  • Berry, Mary Elizabeth was born on March 22, 1935 in Union, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Oliver Wendel and Nellie (Toney) Willard.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Baptist Hospital School Nursing, 1956. Bachelor of science in nursing, University South Carolina, 1961. Postgraduate, Case Western Reserve University, 1962.

      Postgraduate, University Alabama, 1968.

    Career

    • Staff nurse South Carolina Baptist Hospital, Columbia, 1956—1959, head nurse, 1959—1960, supervisor, 1962—1963. Instructor Charlotte Memorial Hospital, North Carolina, 1964—1966. Coordinator nursing programs Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, 1967, member faculty, 1968—1976.

      Public health nurse Robeson County Health Department, Lumberton, 1977—1978. Public health nursing supervisor Bladen County Health Department, Elizabethtown, 1979—1992. Director department nursing Bladen Community College, Dublin, since 1993.

      Conductor numerous workshops on death and dying, hypertension and stroke, arthritis at area health education centers, Eastern North Carolina. Board directors Fayetteville Area Health Education Center, 1981—1986. Captain South Carolina Air National Guard, 1958-1962, captain United States Air Force, 1962-1963.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse North Carolina, South Carolina, certified Lamaze childbirth educator.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Leader Coastal Carolina Council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1973—1976. Secretary Bladen Against Drugs Task Force, 1987—1992. Youth director Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, Whiteville, 1980—1988.

    Member of North Carolina Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Dogwood Consortium, North Carolina Public Health Association, North Carolina Nurse Managers Association, North Carolina Conference Nursing Consultant and Supervisors (chairman South Central region 1982-1983).

    Connections

    • Married Jack Ivey Berry, December 6, 1963. Children: Jackie, Tracey.
    • father: Oliver Wendel Willard
    • mother: Nellie (Toney) Willard
    • spouse: Jack Ivey Berry
    • children: Jackie Berry
    • Tracey Berry
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