Themetta Suggs, Chuck Berry’s wife: The Untold Story


Who exactly is Themetta Suggs?


Themetta Suggs is an American celebrity best known to the world as the wife of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who is widely referred to as the “Father of Rock and Roll.”


The Untold Story


Outside of her marriage to Chuck Berry, nothing is known about Themetta, sometimes known as Toddy. The media is unaware of Themetta’s age, birthplace, or educational history.


They married in 1948 and remained together till his death in 2017 from natural causes. She, along with their four children, Ingrid, Charles Berry Jr., Melody Exes, and Aloha Berry, have outlived him.


Chuck’s most recent studio album, “Chuck,” was dedicated to her and their children. She was more than simply his wife; she was also an inspiration and muse. Berry began playing guitar after they married and renounced the life of crime he had previously followed, having spent three years in the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men outside of Jefferson, Missouri. She stuck by his side through all of the subsequent difficulties and never considered abandoning him.


Themetta inherited Chuck’s riches, and her net worth is projected to be over $19 million as of early 2022, according to sources. There have been rumors that she would die in 2021, however this has not been substantiated.


Biography of Themetta Sugg’s Husband, Chuck Berry


Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born on October 18, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, as the youngest son of Henry William Berry, a contractor and Baptist church deacon, and Martha Bell, a qualified public school principal


He was interested in music from a young age and gave his first live performance in 1941 while still a student at Sumner High School, but the life of crime got the best of him and he was arrested in 1944 for an armed robbery as he broke into three shops in Kansas City, Missouri, and also began an auto theft with some of his friends.


He was transferred to Algoa’s Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men, where he spent three years and created a singing quartet. When he was released in 1947, he worked a variety of occupations to support himself and his newly formed family, but he kept his musical goals alive.


As a source of additional revenue, he performed with numerous local bands in St. Louis bars and got guitar lessons from his buddy Ira Harris, which was the beginning of his identifiable style.


Berry began collaborating with a number of prominent performers at the time, including Johnnie Johnson’s group and Joe Alexander & the Cubans.


He was steadily making a name for himself as a singer, but his success was tainted by his criminal past.


However, hits such as “Roll Over Beethoven”, “School Days”, “Sweet Little Sixteen”, “Johnny B. Goode”, and “Go, Johnny, Go!” turned him into a star of the ‘50s. He toured the US extensively, despite the racial wars, but in 1962 was sentenced to a year and a half in prison after he was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old Apache waitress Janice Escalante.


Once he was out of prison, he continued to release new music, creating such hits as “You Never Can Tell”, “Nadine”, and others.


As his popularity increased, Chuck began touring the world, performing around Europe and becoming a global star Everybody wanted to play with him, so Chuck didn’t have trouble finding support acts on his tours. His last tour days were in 2011, and prior to this, he performed in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and the UK, all in 2008, before ending his tour with a concert at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore.


During his career, Berry released 20 studio albums, including “Rockin’ at the Hops” (1960), then “Two Great Guitars” a duo with Bo Diddley, released in 1964, “Back Home” (1970), “Rock It” (1970), and “Chuck” (2017), which featured his children, Ingrid, and Chuck Jr.


He released over 30 compilation albums, such as “The Best of Chuck Berry” (1996), “Anthology” in 2000, and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music – Any Old Way You Choose It- The Complete Studio Recordings… Plus!” (2014), among others. His hit singles topped the rock and R&B charts numerous times, such as “My Ding-a-Ling”, which is the only single since his first hits from the late ‘50s to top the charts.


He faced a number of legal problems throughout his life, but Themetta remained by his side until his death.


He was sued by several women in 1990. All claiming that he had a video camera in the bathroom of his restaurant. After a court hearing, he opted for a class action settlement, and according to Bruce Pegg. Who was one of the people who worked on Berry’s autobiography, claimed that 59 women filed charges against him. Which would come to more than $1.2 million, additional to legal fees.


Chuck was found unresponsive at his house near Wentzville, Missouri, on 18 March 2017.


The ambulance rushed to the scene but the emergency workers couldn’t revive him. He was pronounced dead by his personal physician.


His funeral was held on 9 April 2017 at The Pageant, in Berry’s hometown of St. Louis; he was interred in a mausoleum in Bellerive Gardens Cemetery in St. Louis.


Credited to have influenced many. Berry’s legacy lives on, and his songs have been covered by numerous class acts of modern music, including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix. The Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, AC/DC, and Electric Light Orchestra, among others.