The Family of Representative Lois M. DeBerry announces the following service arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the following: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org Lois M. DeBerry Memorial Fund National Black Caucus of State Legislators P.O. Box 179 Madison, AL 35758
Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in memory of Lois M. DeBerry, 1702 Silver Street Memphis, TN 38106.
The family of Lois M. DeBerry wishes to express their most sincere appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this time. Arrangements entrusted to V.H. Bins and Son Mid-South Funeral Home. Phone: 901.946.2061
Rep. Lois M. DeBerry Representative DeBerry grew up in Memphis and graduated from Hamilton High School and LeMoyne - Owen College. She was the first African-American female elected to the State Legislature from Memphis and Shelby County in 1972, and began her service in 1973. She was the longest serving member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Representative DeBerry was the first female Speaker Pro-Tempore and the second African-American to serve in that capacity to date.