Henry John Merritt, 61 of Deer Park, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his residence with his loved ones at his side. He was born September 21, 1957. He was a man of few words, but words of meaning. You were a mountain among men, a kinder gentler, more giving soul. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friend, Brian Dantzler
He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Henry Merritt; brother, John Henry Merritt and grandparents, Ellie and Geannette Scott and John and Irene Merritt.
He is survived by his mother, Ellen Omeida Patterson and Donald Patterson; children, Calvin Butler, Trevar Butler, Odessa Toma; sisters, Elizabeth Matthews and Gary Holliman, Mary Jane and Donnie Bledsoe, sister-in-law, Terri Merritt; six grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rev. Wilkie Parker officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson from 5-8 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Chatom Town Cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers will be Eric Matthews, Randall Spivey, Gordon Stroud, Brian Dantzler, Edward Matthews, Dennis Chess, Gary Holliman, Carrie Encalave and Donnie Bledsoe.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Uncle Henry was a great person , he was always there for us no matter what we needed rather it be for his help or his advice he was always a car ride or a phone call away! he tried to lead us all on the right path. He will be greatly miss but forever in my heart!
Edward MatthewsIrvington, AL
My condolences for the whole family. Reading about Henry and knowing his sister Mary Jane, I know he was loved and a good person.
Michelle PageKingsport, TN
May the Lord comfort your hearts. Love Aunt Margie
Margie A WarrickDime Box, TX
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You,
The Broken Chain
Submitted By: litlebakergrl
We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
John & Sheree MurphySanford, FL
Was a wonderful Uncle and a great man was always there for those in need
Dennis Chesskingsport, TN