Mary Merritt, 82, of Central Square, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 surrounded by her family. She spent her life as a homemaker, raising seven children. Mary was known for being a caretaker and would help with other children, her grandchildren and her beloved pets. She also had a love for cooking and would always be asked to make something for family events. Mary was predeceased by her son, Kenny and her husband, Kenneth.
Surviving are her companion of 44 years, Andrew Martin; four daughters, Brenda (Homer) Sixberry, Wanda (Eddie Phelps) Merritt, Tina (Jim) Hollady, Mary (Matt Gibbs) McConnell; two sons, Bryan Merritt and Robbie (Ciara) Martin; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; three siblings; several nieces and nephews; her dog, Keeba.
Calling hours will be from 11-1 pm on Tuesday, November 12 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with a service to immediately follow. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery 220 Johnson Road, Mexico. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate in Mary’s memory.