Chuck Berry’s wife, Themetta Suggs Biography: Songs, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Nationality, Children

December 1, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Themetta Suggs, also known as “Toddy,” is a high-caliber woman who has left a huge impression on the music industry, philanthropy, and her community.

As the wife of the legendary musician Chuck Berry, her influence extends far beyond her role as a celebrity wife.

Themetta’s talent as a singer, her philanthropic work through the Themetta Berry Foundation, and her active involvement in the community have earned her recognition and admiration.


  • Full Name: Themetta Suggs
  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1929
  • Age: 94 years old (as of 2023)
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Philanthropist
  • Height: 5 ft 6 inches
  • Parents: John and Lula Suggs
  • Siblings: 8 siblings
  • Spouse: Chuck Berry
  • Children: Darlin Ingrid, Aloha, Charles Jr., Melody
  • Relationship Status: Widowed
  • Net Worth: $1 million

Early Life & Education

Themetta “Toddy” Suggs (94 years old as of 2023) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 25, 1929. She grew up in a musical and faith-filled household with her parents, John and Lula Suggs, both ministers. Themetta was raised alongside eight siblings.

She attended Sumner High School in St. Louis, where her love for music blossomed. She joined the church choir, and her love for singing blossomed.

After graduating from high school, she furthered her education at Harris-Stowe Teachers College, pursuing a degree in education.

Personal Life

Themetta Suggs met Chuck Berry in 1948 while performing at a club in St. Louis. Their connection was immediate, and they began dating soon after.

The couple married in 1948 and had four children together: Darlin Ingrid, Aloha, Charles Jr., and Melody.

Themetta was a devoted wife and mother, often accompanying Chuck on his tours to keep their family close. Their love story spanned over 68 years, with Themetta serving as Chuck’s biggest supporter and inspiration throughout his career.

Chuck Berry passed away in 2017, leaving behind a legacy of music and love.


Themetta Suggs started her career in music by singing in nightclubs in St. Louis under the stage name “Toddy Stevens.”

Her talent caught the attention of Chuck Berry, a local musician. They began dating and collaborated musically, with Themetta providing backup vocals on Chuck’s hit songs such as “School Days” and “Johnny B. Goode.”

Themetta also performed her songs in various venues around St. Louis, releasing a single in 1956 titled “Oh, Johnny!” under the name “Toddy Berry.”

Net Worth

Themetta Suggs has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Her husband Chuck Berry’s successful music career and philanthropic endeavors contributed significantly to their wealth.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @ThemettaSuggs
  • Twitter: @ToddySuggs


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