4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home
221 Broad Street
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
Friday, July 7, 2023
St. Anne & St. Jude Catholic Church
1855 Beckwood Road
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
A Reception will be held at St. Anne Parish Hall, 216 E. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC following the burial.
Obituary of Mildred Shaw Berg
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On June 30th, Mildred Hall Shaw Berg went peacefully to Heaven and is now in eternal peace and joy with Jesus. Known to all as "Millie" but to many childhood friends as "Sister", she was the daughter of Ervin Bartow Shaw, Sr. and Mildred Elnora Brown Shaw. Millie was born 1 Feb. 1945 in Sumter during World War II after her parents road the train home from Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama, determined that their children would be Sumterites, born in Sumter. The family being members of Trinity Methodist Church, she was Baptized as an infant. She was a class of 1964 graduate of Edmunds High School and class of 1972 graduate of Baptist College in North Charleston. When the family lived on Bowman Drive, neighbor Iris Hill Edens talked Millie into becoming a swimmer on the Elks Club swim team. Olympian and Sumter resident, Helen Johns Carroll, taught her most of her swimming skills. David F. “Mac” McGinnis, Sr., a collegiate champion Sumter diver, taught her how to do the butterfly. Millie qualified for, and competed at the age of 10, in the Junior Olympics (about 1955) in back stroke, free style, and butterfly in High Point, N. C. After returning to Sumter in about 2000, Millie taught swimming with close friend and former neighbor, Farise Edens McIntosh, at the YMCA for almost 20 years. While living in Beaufort, S. C., Millie met and married Capt. George G. Berg, Sr., a Wisconsin native on 6 Oct. 1973 in Trinity Methodist Church in Sumter. George being the love of her life, they had a wonderful marriage with 7-8 years of it in the Marine Corps & almost 20 civilian years in Florida before their return to Sumter. She was a member of St. Anne & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church. They were blessed with two children, a girl ("Amy" Amanda Lee Berg) and a boy ("G2" George G. Berg, II). Amy married Geoff Roberts, and they had Christopher Allan and Elizabeth Anne. G2 married "Chelly" Michelle Labordo of the Philippines, and they had Milana & Naomi. Chelly's parents, Emmanuel "Manuel" & Susana Dichoso Labordo, also came to Sumter, immigrating from the Philippines. This entire, loving family resides in Sumter and provided wonderful in-home care through her two-year ordeal with lung cancer. Millie was predeceased by her husband George who died 12 July 2022, barely less than a year ago. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Ervin B. Shaw and his wife, Betty, & their family in Lexington County, S. C., and her brothers-in-law in Wisconsin, John "Johnny" Berg and Rolf Berg. All of her family and friends would agree with her cousin, John Cain, who said upon hearing of her death, "She was the sweetest person that I have ever known. There was not a mean bone in her body." A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, July 7, 2023, at St. Anne & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 1855 Beckwood Road, Sumter, SC 29153 with Father Ronie Lorcha, CRM officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumter Cemetery. A Reception will be held at the St. Anne Parish Hall, 216 E. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC following the burial. Memorial Donations in Millie’s memory were desired by her to be to the St. Anne & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church Office, 216 E. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150. Additional genealogy information is present on her Find a Grave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/249581706/mildred-hall-berg Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.