Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
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James Paul Berridge
Visitation:  Friday, April 28, 2017, from 12 - 1 pm at Stroo Funeral Home followed by the service
Service: 1 pm Friday at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Cemetery:  Rosedale Memorial Park
Memorials: New Life Tabernacle Church, 449 5th St., Manistee, MI 49660

 James Paul Berridge, age 69, of Wyoming, formerly of North Carolina, entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Paul worked for 42 years in the Tool & Die Industry. He loved spending time with his family, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Patricia; his children, Shelvy (Carlos) Moreno, Kim (Ben) Fortuna, Patti (Bob) Verolme; grandchildren, Tabitha, Tasha, Brittany, Tricia, Lindsay, Gabrielle, Brooke , Sheldon; five great grandchildren; brother, Elbert Berridge, sister, Ruth Lester; and many nieces and nephews. The family will greet visitors on Friday, April 28, from 12 - 1 pm at Stroo Funeral Home, where the funeral will begin at 1 pm. Pastor Alto Goodspeed will officiate. Interment in Rosedale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the family may be made to New Life Tabernacle Church, 449 5th St., Manistee, MI 49660.

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST. SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508
www.stroofuneralhome.com

Comments  

# Nick 2017-04-30 00:24
Heaven certainly has changed-guarant eed he's up there convincing someone to "fix" him supper, splitting his napkin in half, & offering the food off his plate.
I'm going to miss the phone calls about gas prices, even though I don't drive a car. I will miss the request to not go back to Chicago & to move home... even though moving back in with my parents at 32 is a bit unrealistic. The trips to drop me off to the bus only so he could see me that extra mile down the road. He would go that extra mile for anyone.
I will miss his voice, him calling me Baby Girl (even though that Southern accent should have faded years ago), & I will miss the week old candies in his pocket that he gave me every time I saw him. So Grandma, please don't forget them on Sunday's when you go to Meijer.
NASCAR will still be on the tv on Sundays, Shelvy Lynn will still get yelled at to be quiet, & someone will get yelled at to shut the front door.
Love you Papa
# Tiffany, Kate, Allie 2017-04-27 14:15
To all, we are so sorry to hear about Paul. He was a great man. Very loving and caring to us. May he RIP.

Tiffany, Katelynn and Allie
# Sheldon Berridge 2017-04-27 00:23
Sheldon Berridge
I love my grandpa more than words can explain HE taught me how to fish n showed me how to respect the women in my life he is someone I look up to I'll always love and miss u grandpa R.I.P
# Soto Family 2017-04-26 21:34
He was an excellent Neighbour. Always watched out when someone was in need. He will be very missed by the entire neighborhood. Many times he helped me when my car was stuck in the snow. A kind and gentle man. A wonderful human being. God Rest Your Soul Paul. I know he is holding you right now. Pray for us!
# Graham Family 2017-04-26 15:22
Patti, Bob & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort your hearts with peace and the beautiful memories that you have of your dad and the legacy that he has left in all of you.

Love, hugs and prayers
Joe, Dawn & Joey Graham
# Krystal Falbe 2017-04-26 13:37
Condolences May God be with yous all in mourning
# Jordan chavis 2017-04-25 17:45
Uncle Paul, I will always remember your jokes and your quick smile. I love you and will miss you. I will see you again in heaven, enjoy the fishing up there.
# James Chavis - Jamie 2017-04-25 14:59
Many fun memories with this man and his family!
More like a brother to my Dad.. a true and great friend!
I will always cherish and remember Paul and the great person he was.. one of the best men I know.. someone I always looked up to.
My heart aches for the family.. I love you all.

Rest in peace, Paul.
With my Dad again.. I can just picture the two of you telling stories and laughing..
# Justo & Liz Gonzalez 2017-04-25 14:24
Papa was the greatest grandpa a person could ask for. We are so grateful for the way he took on Gabby as another grandchild and "mexibilly". He was a great man and had a big heart. We will miss him dearly.
# Larry Swanson 2017-04-25 14:00
We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a such a special person. Paul was a loyal friend and a true gentleman - he will be greatly missed. Although we will not be able to be with you at his service we will be with you in spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers - Larry, Elaine & Todd Swanson
# SHEILA 2017-04-24 21:11
OH THE MEMORIES.... I AM SO HAPPY THAT I HAD DAD TO TELL ME WHERE TO GET GAS .... OR I'D PROBABLY WOULD'VE DONE A LOT OF WALKING .... WOULDN'T BE AS LARGE THOUGH SO NOW I HAVE A SOMEONE TO BLAME FOR MY WEIGHT ...( KEEP BUZZING IN HEAVEN ) LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL SHEILA

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