Taylor Funeral Home

Shirley T. Merritt
Date of Death or Service Mar 7, 2019
Shirley T. Merritt

Memorial services will take place on Monday evening, March 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Burnell officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 4:00 p.m. until the time of service also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Shirley T. Merritt Scholarship Fund. For now, checks can be written to Woodbine Family Church, 515 McIver St., Nashville, TN 37211 Attn: STM Scholarship Fund.

Shirley Temple Merritt, age 80, of Bon Aqua, passed away on March 7, 2019 at her home. She was born January 6, 1939 to the late Edward and Lona Bell Merritt in Cookeville, TN. For the majority of her life, Ms. Merritt made her home in the Hendersonville area where she worked as a server at Center Point Barbecue.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her 8 brothers, as well as her great-nephew, Justin Burks.

Survivors include her nieces, Diane Jennings and Lisa Burks; her nephew, Jeff Merritt; her great-nieces, Jessi Knack and her husband Ken, Amanda Sanker and her husband Josh, Tiffany Burks, Alicia Burks, and Samantha Mount; her great-nephews, Daniel Burnell and his wife Jiff, and Dustin Burks; and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.


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