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Berry Cummings

Visitation Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Visitation Time: Visitation and Funeral are at CHURCH
Funeral Date: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
Funeral Time: 12:30 pm
Place of Funeral: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Interment: Evergreen Cemetary

Berry Cummings, 92, (nee Sourapas); Beloved wife of the late Thomas Nicholas Cummings of 64 years; Devoted mother of Tina (George) Danegelis, Lydia (Stanley T. Jr.) Kusper, and Elizabeth (George) Lemos; Cherished grandmother of Nicole Kusper, Pamela Stellings, Christina (Constantine) Logothetis, and Angela (Harris) Giampanas and Great-grandmother of Isabella, Michael, George, Christos, and Elizabeth; Dearest sister of Vassiliki “Billie” Sourapas; Dear friend to Patti Israel and Joyce Kauf as well as her companion and Caregiver, Rima Tavntisvili. Berry, was a force of nature and had a vibrant personality. Visitation, Tuesday March 9, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until time of Funeral service at St. George Greek Orthodox Church 2701 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL. 60614. Entombment will follow to Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her name to St. George Church appreciated. Due to Covid-19 everyone attending must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Info: 773-889-1700. Arrangements by NICHOLAS M. PISHOS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, LTD.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Galewood Chapel

Phone: 773-889-1700
Address: 1857 N. Harlem Ave Chicago Illinois, 60707

Church Details

St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Phone: 773-525-1793
Address: 2701 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago Illinois, 60614
Service Date: March 9th 2021
Funeral Time: 12:30 pm

Interment Details

Evergreen Cemetary

Phone: (708)422-9051
Address: 8700 South Kedzie Avenue Evergreen Park IL, 60805


Posted by:
Vince Scott

Posted on:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Berry, you were such a delight to all who knew you. I had the great fortune to come to know through your husband Tom when we were working together. Whenever you entered the room you brought your energy and wonderful wit with you. I am sure that God is rejoicing to have you come home to Heaven. Please know the pleasure of so many in just having the opportunity to be able to spend time with both you and Tom. Vince Scott

Posted by:
Joyce Kauf

Posted on:
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Berry became a part of my life from the moment I met her – when I hired her to work at Lord & Taylor. She was a natural; even Women’s Wear Daily took note of her enthusiasm and talent. But for me Berry was so much more than my best salesperson. I came to Chicago not knowing anyone and she wrapped me in her arms with love and affection. There was always a place at the family table for me at holiday dinners – plus a huge bowl of ice cream after. Her laughter, joie de vivre and impeccable taste remain vivid in my memory. But above all, I remember her love for her family whom she always spoke of with such pride. I hope their special memories offer some comfort at this difficult time. Berry I see you with Tom, a true gentleman, smiling and stylish as always. Love, Joyce

Posted by:
Rhonda Rhodes

Posted on:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Cummings, on my behalf and, as 990’s Board President, on behalf of her neighbors and fellow owners. I was lucky to know Berry and be in her company many times, when she shared loving memories about her life and children. Everyone brightened up when she entered a room, and we will miss her beauty and grace. My prayers for the repose of her soul. Memory eternal. Rhonda Rhodes

Posted by:
Angela Valentine

Posted on:
Monday, March 8, 2021

My deepest condolences Lydia and the rest of your family. May our Great Lord hold each of you in his caring arms and provide you with comfort and strength. Mrs. Cummings was a very special person, who deeply loved her family. She loved sharing her time with people and was loved by so many. She will be greatly missed by all. I was priviledged to have spent many days of fun, lively and interesting conversations with her. We shared many laughs, We talked about one day traveling together because we knew we would have so much fun together. Mrs. Cummings. I have missed you in the past year and will miss you forever. I will see you again and know that we will be filled with joy whe we are reunited. I look forward to that huge embrace. Love you forever, Angela Valentine