James "Tracey" Berry

November 30, 1944 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 77)


It is with great sadness that we share the passing of James Tracey Berry of Myrtle Beach (11/30/1944-1/12/2022). He was the adopted son of Rowland and of Mrs. Albertine McKellar, beloved home economics teacher in Rowland. Tracey grew up in Little Rock, SC. After graduating from Rowland High School in 1967, he attended Campbell College. Afterward, he joined the US. Navy.

He served our country with 3 tours in Vietnam and toured the world while in the Navy. He worked as an interior decorator, artist, and restaurateur. Tracey had many talents, including an unbelievable love of people and the ability to keep us all connected. He was responsible for the annual celebration of life for Albertine McKellar which will continue, with his life being included.

He leaves behind many family members and friends, including a special love for little Ayden Bowie, whom he considered his grandchild. One of the recent highlights of his life was being able to attend the Polar Express this holiday season with Ayden.

There will be a celebration of his life on Sunday, January 23, from 5:00-7:00pm at Chestnut Hill Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.


Mr. Berry is entrusted to the care of Lewis Crematory and Funeral Service of Myrtle Beach, SC.

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