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“so sorry for the passing of barbara i grew up knowing her prayers to the family she was always thier for the rushs take care ”
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“Praying that you will be comforted with wonderful memories and that God's presence will bring you peace. ”
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“We are so sorry to hear of the home going of Barbara Jean. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Your family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. Mayor Christie Rainwater...Read More »
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“Our hearts go out to you all in the passing of your mom, your best friend and grandmother, beloved Bobbi Merritt. Our prayer is that you feel the...Read More »
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“May the memories of your loved one and the power of God's love sustain the Merritt family as you mourn during this most difficult time. 1 John 4:9,...Read More »
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Barbara R. Merritt, 80, of Hanahan, SC. It is with a heavy and saddened heart that we report her passing into the arms of the Lord, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

She was born in Greenville, NC on April 30, 1938 the daughter of the late Roy Ray Robinson and the late Mary Jane Robinson (Truett). She lost her father at an early age and was fortunate to have the late Cecil C. Truett as her step-father growing up and through the majority of her adult life. Her family moved to North Charleston, SC where she attended North Charleston High School. After high school, she met and was courted by the late Ronald D. Merritt. He swept her off her feet and married her on August 2, 1959. She worked for Southern Bell as an operator and then chose to remain home and raise her two children. She devoted her life to teaching, mentoring, and loving her son and daughter and their many friends. She later returned to the workforce and helped raised fitness standards while working at International Fitness Center. But most impressively, she loved everyone and tried her best to make the world a better place.

She will continue to be loved and missed by her son Ron Merritt of Chesapeake, VA, daughter Cindy Merritt Lovelace of Mt Pleasant, daughter-in-law Tammy Merritt of Chesapeake, VA, son-in-law Stephen Lovelace of Mt. Pleasant, SC, grandson Ronnie Merritt, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA, grandson Zachary Lovelace of Mt. Pleasant, SC, late brother Roy Robinson of Hanahan, SC sister Gerita Burdick of Hanahan, SC, sister-in-law Patricia Adams of Dallas, TX, sister-in-law Jill Hebert of Santee, SC, sister-in-law Lib Merritt of Columbia, SC, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends across the nation.

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3715 Azalea Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3949