Anna Belle Merritt
June 16, 1950 - October 16, 2021
Anna Belle Merritt passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Bethany House from a glioblastoma- brain tumor at the age of seventy-one. Born June 16, 1950 and graduated from Glennville High School, of Glennville, GA. During the summer months she would peddle peaches with her father John Meeks.
She would marry Sgt. Taylor M. Merritt, Sr. of Lyons, GA and would be married for over 53 years.
She would be employed by Dr. Wilburnew of Lyons, Amicita Home Heath; OBGYN of Opelika for over eighteen years, and was currently employed by the Orthopedic Clinic.
She was a born again Bible Believing Christian and an avid pianist who could read any music and loved to play in churches and perform specials for over forty years. Her character was kindness, helpfulness, graciousness, and could she cook homemade butter milk biscuits.
Her wonderful family included Deandra Leigh Merritt; Hyatt and Taylor "Tate" Merritt, II (Amanda Harper); grandchildren Seth Mackinley (Tiffany) Merritt and Sara Mackenzie Hyatt (Seth Eason); great grandchildren Annistyn Blake Merritt and Mackinley Riggs Merritt.
Viewing will be at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM and a graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM by Dr. Rusty Sowell. We wish to thank Spencer Cancer Center, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Cabelka, and the Bethany House for their kindness and tender care.
In lieu of flowers, all gifts can be made to Spencer Cancer Center in her name.
Published by The Opelika-Auburn News from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2021.