NEWPORT NEWS - Merritt E. Hope, Jr, 64, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born in Newport News, VA to Merritt, Sr and Neldon Hope. He was a graduate of Huntington High School, Class of 1968. In 1973, Merritt began working as a firefighter with the City of Newport News, until he retired. He had many hobbies, to include his talents in making leather apparel and carpentry work. He was a free spirit, who loved life and was full of laughter. Merritt leaves behind one daughter, Candace Hope, Yorktown, VA, two sisters, Beverly Hope and Lynn Hope; one brother, Reginald Hope and a host of family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11am at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions at 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA 23666.
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Berceuse Funeral & Cremation Traditions
2609 Cunningham Dr Hampton, VA 23666
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 12, 2014