Brooks & White
P.O. Box 1135
907 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC, 27573
(336) 599-3171
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Edith Grey Ritchie Merritt
June 13, 1922 - March 21, 2018
Born in Pamplico, SC
Resided in Roxboro, NC
Thursday March 29, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Thursday March 29, 2018, 2:00 PM
Chapel Service
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Edith Grey Ritchie Merritt of Roxboro died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the age of 95.

Mrs. Merritt, or Edith Grey as she was often called, was born June 13, 1922 to Henry E. and Lilla Parker Ritchie in Pamplico, South Carolina. She moved with her family to Roxboro as a child where she grew up known for her beauty and charming personality.

Mrs. Merritt is preceded in death by her husband John Wesley Merritt, her parents Henry and Lilla Ritchie, and sisters Virginia Ritchie Johnston and Evelyn Ritchie Chapman. Surviving are her children Ann Carol Merritt, David Michael Merritt, and Terri Merritt Talbert (Eddie). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, John Daniel James (Amy), Toni Talbert Shellady (Brandon), Tracie Talbert Rodriguez (Mario), Shawn Michael Merritt (Diana), William David Merritt, Jennifer Kay Merritt, and Charles Wesley Merritt. Her great-grandchildren are Sydney Anne James, Aidan Wesley James, Seven Isaac Merritt, Westley Merritt Shellady, Harlow Grey Shellady, Theia Alexandra Rodriguez and Lexa Adaline Rodriguez.

Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Brooks and White Funeral Home followed by a memorial service officiated by Dr. DuPre Sanders at 2:00 PM in the Brooks and White Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roxboro Baptist Church at PO Box 348, Roxboro, NC 27573 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank Cambridge Hills Assisted Living, Roxboro Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Person Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kenneth Strachan, and the many others who helped care for Mrs. Merritt.