They were permitted to see the entertainer’s body at the Pageant club in St Louis before a private family devotion advantage on Sunday.
As fans recorded past the open pine box a performer played some of Chuck Berry’s most crucial hits.
The guitarist and lyricist kicked the can in Missouri taking following a seven-decade calling.
Among those paying tribute to the performer on Sunday was Kiss rocker Gene Simmons.
Past US President Bill Clinton sent letter commending “one of America’s most imperative shake and move pioneers”.
“He captivated social occasions of onlookers around the globe,” the letter communicated, “and his music watched out for the most significant objectives we as a whole in all had in like way.
“I and Hillary grew up tuning into him.” Berry played at both of Bill Clinton’s presidential begins.
As the private association for Berry started, the Rev Alex Peterson told the social occasion that the motivation behind the day was “to watch Berry in a stone “n” move style”.
“We’re not going to stay here and be sad,” Mr Peterson was refered to by the St Louis Post-Despatch as saying.
As fans prior recorded past the open box – which had a red Gibson guitar hustled to the top – a performer had an impact of the dead star’s most fundamental pieces, including Johnny B Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll over Beethoven.
Among the decorating arrangements was one in the state of a guitar sent by the Rolling Stones.
Seen as one of the fathers of shake “n” move, Berry affected circumstances of succeeding specialists, most recognizably The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.
Berry was known for trademark four-bar guitar presentations and quick-fire verses that mirrored the insubordination of 1950s young people.
He got a lifetime accomplishment Grammy in 1984 and was among the essential inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Berry was envisioned in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955.
He continued to score a development of hits that were away for young social affairs of observers, rising above the shading bar that tormented various diminish authorities of his time.