Lee McDaniel Merritt, age 82 of Lawrenceville passed away on February 28, 2012. Lee was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia and lived in Macon before moving to Atlanta. She was a graduate of Mercer University. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Reid Merritt. Her survivors include her children, Marie Echols and her husband, Steve of Tignall; Steve Merritt and his wife, Gina of Conyers; Mark Merritt and his wife, Lee of Lawrenceville; Elaine Merritt of Conyers; and Linda McNorrill and her husband, Mack of Blythe. Her grandchildren include Blain Echols and his wife, Kathryn; Merritt Echols, Taylor Echols, Benjamin Merritt and his wife, Amanda; Bailey Merritt, Alex Merritt, Blake Norwood, Brent Norwood, Austin Norwood, Kendall Merritt, Evan Merritt and Caleb Merritt and her great grandchildren, Landon Merritt and Adalyn Merritt; sisters, Julianne Perry of Dalton; Gee Mobley of Bentonville, AR and Jackie Lovett of Camden, SC. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1 o'clock at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Davis Chappell. Interment will be at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Clinic, 121 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 o'clock until 8 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. To the Merritt Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Merritt. She was really a nice lady with a smile and I’m glad to have known her. She will be missed. May you cherish memories of your life of her. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Ginn Alford Smith

  2. Dear Ones: Judge and Lee were my late husband’s and my SS teachers many years ago. They were the most down to earth and precious saints. It was a joy to watch them play off of each other. They were great parents. Lee was always a gracious host with sweet words for everyone. She will be missed. Blessings on each of you as you grieve her loss.

    Patti

  3. Dear Merritt Family,
    We share in your loss of your mother. She was such a fine Southern Lady and so kind to everyone! Our deepest sympathies to each of you.
    Fondly,
    Mrs. Buice JoAnn Wallace, Joy Wallace Ledford, and Bill Wallace

  4. Your mother and grandmother was probably the most elegant and gentle lady I have ever met. She was a blessing to everything she touched. God Bless Each of You,
    Pam Martin
    Hope Clinic

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