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Ada Douglass Berch

Ada Douglass Berch Ada Douglass Berch, age 95, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Copiah Living Center in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She was born in Shaw, Mississippi on January 22, 1925 to Isaac Purser and Julia Omega Alford Douglass, who preceded her in death. Visitation was held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Crystal Springs, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. The service followed at 11:00 A.M. Burial was in the Crystal Springs City Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs handled services. She made her home in Crystal Springs. She retired from Crystal Springs Elementary School as a teacher aide. Prior to becoming a teacher’s aide she was a homemaker and seamstress. Her hobbies included making dolls, quilting, cross stitching, and working puzzles. She was an active member of Copiah County Home Demonstration Club for a number of years. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi where she participated in the Golden Circle Sunday School Class, the Golden Choir, WMU, and Golden Day activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Delton Berch, her son, Jimmy Delton Berch, and her daughter, Nancy Berch Matthews. Also, preceding her in death were her brother, Isaac Douglass, Jr., sister, Christine Stallings, and sister, Estelle Beard. She is survived by her daughter Patsy Crews (James) of Jackson, her son Billy Carson of Vicksburg, her son Albert (Nora) of Hazlehurst, and sister, Juanita Smith of Kansas City, Missouri. She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Missions, 302 South Jackson Street, Crystal Springs, MS 39059 or Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation, 123 East Georgetown Street, Crystal Springs, MS 39059.

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