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Patricia Ann Bailey Merritt

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Tuesday, November 12, 1935 - Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mrs. Patricia Ann Bailey Merritt of Slocomb went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 8, 2019.  She was 83.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Larry Newton and Rev. David Williams officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.  Interment will follow in the Malvern Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m


Mrs. Merritt was born November 12, 1935 in Geneva County to the late Oswald S. and Opal Williford Bailey. Patricia was a business owner and a leader in the community and was known for her volunteer work. She possessed a selfless spirit, was dedicated to the success of her church, Slocomb First Baptist, and the Slocomb community.  She was the church organist for many years and served on various committees. Above all else, she was a loving wife, adoring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be profoundly missed.


In addition to her parents, her husband, Billy Joe Merritt Sr. preceded her in death

Survivors include two sons: James Bailey "Jamey" Merritt (Angie), Slocomb and Billy Joe "Joey" Merritt Jr. (Susie), Malvern; five grandsons: Joseph Bradley Merritt (Ashlee), Jameson Reid Merritt (Abby), William Chase Merritt (Cidney), Will Bailey Merritt and James Lee Merritt; three great grandchildren: Joseph Brady Merritt, Avery Grace Merritt, and Jameson Rhett Merritt; brother, Sammy Bailey;  nephew, Bret Bailey (Tammy); and other extended family and friends.

Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019



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Carlisle & Linda Ann Weed

Sammy, Jamey, Joey and family
We are so sorry to hear of your loved one. She was a very dear lady to us. We loved her very much. We will be praying for all of you. She loved her family dearly.
Janna Everett Holland

Sincerely sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady.
Brandee Pugh

Ms.Merritt was a true blessing to my family and will be missed. May God keep His loving arms around the family.
Vicky Turner

So Sorry for your family loss. Ms Merritt was a PRECIOUS Lady
Melinda Brazelton

I'm so sorry to see this! I know she was a special lady to so many and will be missed greatly. Im thankful we had the years we did with all of you. We will be praying for you through this time. Lots of love from us! Hope we can come see you soon.
Janice Sellers

I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Patricia. She was always such a sweet and kind person. Loved her and Billy Joe. Also, thought the world of her mother and daddy. I was in their home on several occasions during my growing up years and they were always so sweet and kind to me. Patricia was a very special lady and will be sorely missed by many. I pray for Sammy, Jamey and Joey and their families. I share your loss and send my deepest sympathy. I pray God's comfort and peace as only He can give. I pray that He will fill the void in your lives in the days and months ahead. God bless you is my prayer. Love this family. Rest in peace!
Kathy King

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Merritts passing. She was always so sweet to Matthew and me, and I had the up most respect for her. Prayers for all her family.

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