The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Byromville, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Life had its beginning for Mr. Lewis Merrell, Jr. on August 28, 1952 in Dooly County Georgia. He was born to the late Little Lewis Merrell and Sarah Hardrick Merrell. He was a very caring and loving person. He was not only loved by his family, but loved by many people and that love was reciprocated. At an early age he joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Dooly County.
He was educated in the public school system of Byromville Elementary and Vienna High School, in Dooly County. For many years he worked for Southern Frozen Foods in Montezuma, GA, Gold Kist in Cordele, GA, Southern State, Byromville, GA, and Macon County Public Works, Oglethorpe, GA. He worked for Macon County Public Works for over 15 years and retired after his health began to decline. Lewis was dedicated and a hard worker on all of his jobs. Lewis leave a legacy of love from all of his family, friends, and people who met him. He will be remembered by all of the lives he touched.
On Friday, January 17, 2020 a life is gone and Mr. Lewis Merrell, Jr. will be greatly missed. We will always remember his great smile. A precious one from us is gone; a voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our hearts that can nevermore be filled. We thank God for embracing us and allowing us the opportunity to share moments in his life that will never be forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his beloved companion, Samantha Butts. His father and mother. His paternal grandparents Mr. Lewis Merrell, Sr. and Roberta Postell Merrell. His maternal grandparents Wilbert Hardrick and Annie Lou Hardrick. Also, his brother, Willie Merrell, and his cousin who was raised like a brother Jerome Merrell.
Left to cherish his memories are his son Deon Merrell and step-son Gary Thomas. His devoted siblings, Wilbert Merrell (Linda), Montezuma, Georgia, Paul Merrell (----) , Atlanta, Georgia, Arthur L. Merrell (Denise), Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ricky Merrell (Tomica), Unadilla, Georgia, Bobby L. Merrell (Jackie), Pinehurst, Georgia, Antonyo Merrell (Andrea), Hinesville, Georgia, Doris Merrell, Vienna, Georgia. A sister-in-law Patricia Merrell, Chattanooga, Tennessee; A brother-in-law James Butts, Garden Valley, Georgia; Uncle RC Merrell and Auntie Sally Merrell Lilly, Georgia; Aunties: Annie Mae Miller Mt. Vernon, New York, Mamie Sanders (Lewis) Lilly, Georgia, Maenell Hardrick Vienna, Georgia, Mary Merrell Vienna, Georgia, Shirley Mathis Vienna, Georgia. A host of beloved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. The De’Vita Dialysis Center Staff and Montezuma Health Care Patients and Staff became a part of his family.