Emily Jo Merrell
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Emily Jo Merrell, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday June 28, 2014. Emily Jo was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church for over 70 years. She was a graduate of St. Paul's Catholic School in 1955. She was employed by Estes Trucking for over 40 years as a bookkeeper.
She was predeceased by her parents Stella and William Merrell and her brother "Bubba" Merrell. She is survived by her sister Anna Stokes, a host of nieces and nephews and great niceses and nephews; 2 great great nieces.
The family would like to express their gratitude to her companion, friend and caregiver Sandra Blackett. They would also like to thank Arbor Pointe Assisted Living, Chesapeake General Hospital, Chesapeake Rehab Facility and to her two Hospice Angels, Dr. Miller and Kim. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will recivve friends in Loving Funeral Home Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and online condolences may be made at www.lovingfuneralhome.com.
Loving Funeral Home
3225 Academy Avenue Portsmouth, VA 23703
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 1, 2014