Paula Jean Berry Peterson

March 13, 1961 - May 25, 2020
Paula Jean Berry Peterson


Paula Jean Berry Peterson lost her battle with cancer after a long courageous fight that ended on Monday, May 25, 2020 with both sons in her arms.

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina on March 13, 1961 and graduated from John T. Hoggard High School, Paula had a long career in the shipping industry as a freight forwarder. Every weekend she could be found at Carolina Beach, dancing and laughing with friends around the island.

She is preceded in death by her father Boyd Orlando Berry and survived by her Mother Maudell Presly Berry Anderson and a brother, Steven Wayne Berry. Also survived by two loving sons, Dustin Boyd Peterson and Chase Wilson Peterson and their father Stuart Wilson Peterson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered by many and forgotten by none. For those individuals who have given their time, efforts and support to her through her life and in her most needing time, the family extends their greatest thanks and respect.

Services will be held at a later date.

Share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Condolence” tab below.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • May 29, 2020
    Pam Billitto says:
    I am so glad I got to call Paula a friend. She was always so much fun to be around and always smiling her beautiful smile. I loved our girls weekend trips to Myrtle Beach..loved our girls dinners. Paula you will be missed...

  • November 16, 2020
    Jerry Norris lit a candle:
    Lit since November 16, 2020 at 11:06:20 PM

  • September 17, 2020
    PSL says:
    Paula and I had worked together many years ago. Despite us parting ways very quickly, she left a major impact on the place. She was always friendly, never had anything bad to say about anyone and ALWAYS had a warm smile. She'll be missed by all! Condolences to your family in this trying time.

  • June 02, 2020
    Caroline Asbury Johnson says:
    So many wonderful memories of Paula. Junior high, high school. We had so many fun times, lots of laughter, just a wonderful, kind person and friend. Hold on to those wonderful memories of your loved one. Your family is in my prayers.

  • May 31, 2020
    Jeanette Baltezegar says:
    In Memory of a Wonderful Friend