Originally created 06/27/04

Mr. Jessie Merritt (JOHNSTON, S.C.)



JOHNSTON, S.C.- Services for Mr. Jessie Daniel Merritt, 77, will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church Monday, June 28, 2004, at 1 p.m., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Bodie, Jr., Heath Ray, Neil Busbee, William Watkins, Dale Bryan, Bobby Borders and Rodney Borders. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Merritt, a native of Willacoochee, Ga., entered into rest Friday, June 25, 2004. He was a son of the late Henry Liston and Lucinda Harper Merritt. Mr. Merritt was a retired crane operator with Tri-State Tractor Co., a World War II veteran and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Trenton, S.C. He is survived by his wife, Helen Merritt; sons, Gerald Merritt and spouse, Nita; daughter, Sherry Bodie and spouse, Robert; four grandchildren, Michele Bodie Ray and spouse, Heath, Crystal Bodie Busbee and spouse, Neil, Robert L. Bodie, Jr., and spouse, Stephanie and Chri stine Ellison and spouse, Howard; six great-grandchildren, Colten Ray, Neely Busbee, Dalton Bodie, Jagger Bodie, Jaime Ellison and Jarod Ellison. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle June 27, 2004