Ms. Mary E. Merritt, age 89, of Trenton Florida peacefully passed away on September 22, 2020 surrounded by her family at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton.
Mary was born December 15, 1930 in Dudley, Georgia to Tinie and John M Rowland.
In 1989 Mary moved from Sumter County to Gilchrist County to be close to her family. She was employed for ten years with the Gilchrist County Health Department retiring in 2000. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, attending church and traveling with Rose’s Tours. Mary was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, David M. Merritt of Center Hill, Florida along with her parents, Tinie H. Rowland and John M Rowland, three sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her loving sons, Larry S Merritt (Barbara) of Trenton and David G Merritt (Jill) of New Smyrna Beach, two grandchildren, Scott Guthrie (Amie) and Jennifer Wilkerson (Lyle), all of Trenton and five wonderful great grandchildren plus multiple nieces and nephews. No public services are being held. The family asks that any and all acts of kindness be directed to the Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center, 606 NE 7th St., Trenton, Fl. 32693 or to Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9th St, Chiefland, Fl. 32626.