In Celebration and Remembrance

aaduna extends jubilant wishes to contributors, readers, writers, poets, visual artists, fans and supporters who continue to make our journal a vibrant oasis of words and images, and an enduring platform for multicultural and diverse expressions. 

As you read this post, we trust you enjoyed a festive and merry Christmas; have kicked-off Kwanzaa with robust joyous first day activities, and will embrace with open arms a blessed and prosperous New Year filled with creativity and achieving dreams. These are the attributes that we celebrate.

And in this time of holiday celebrations, we pause to remember the rich legacy and the well-lived life of  Theresa M. Berry, mother of aaduna's publisher. Mrs. B or lovingly known as "Ma B" peacefully passed away on Friday morning, December 21, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of ninety-seven.

Theresa M. Berry with son bill berry, jr., CEO, aaduna,Inc./publisher, aaduna as she celebrated her 94th Birth Day

Ma B with daughter-in-law, Lisa Brennan celebrating her 94th Birth Day

Her legacy will continue to permeate the journal since the Penalver Gallery is named in honor of her father, Domingo, and the Borders Gallery captures the essence of her uncle, Lou Borders.

Theresa M. Penalver Berry - She LOVED desserts!  Photo credit: Lisa Brennan

Out of appreciation and respect for her gifts to family, friends and neighbors, aaduna will temporarily postpone all activities for moments of remembrance, recognition and arranging appropriate services of transition. In the future, her cremains will be interred in the niche along with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery's Columbarium. They were married for 53 years before Bill, Sr. passed.

So, her legacy is what we remember and will continue to do so.

Theresa M. Berry
June 10, 1921 - December 21, 2018 


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  1. Namaste. I send my sincere condolences for your loss. She sounds like a phenomenal woman to have in your life. Light & Love to you and your family during this time. Respectfully, Olivia


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