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Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

Nelda Ruth Merryman

July 14, 1960May 15, 2020
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Nelda Ruth Powell Merryman, 59, of Crosby, TX was suddenly called home Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born July 14, 1960 in Baytown and moved to Crosby in 1980.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clark and Judy Powell; maternal grandparents, Roy and Eunice Mullinax; paternal grandparents, W.P. and Anna Clemetta Lamb, and Virgil Paul Powell; mothers-in-law, Audrey Fae Kostka and Shirley Merryman; and two special pastors’ wives who were her namesakes, Nelda Ruth Brumley and Nelda Ruth Gardner.

Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Darrell Merryman; daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Travis Staudt, Jennifer and Andrew Franklin, and Kathryn and Melvin Butcher Jr; grandsons Aiden, Tyler and Dylan Franklin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carla Powell, Janna and D.L. Sims, Deana and William “Mange” Lewellyn; aunts, Gail Stewart, Linda Bostic and Joyce Mullinax; fathers-in-law, Robert Kostka and Bill Merryman; seven brothers-in-law and families; many nieces and nephews along with their families; and special family friends.

Visitation will be held at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr, Baytown, TX 77521 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Service will be held at Central Baptist Church, 1800 King St, Baytown, TX 77520 on Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Beau Rosser officiating. The pallbearers will be nephews, Jeremy Lewellyn, Jayme Lewellyn, Caleb Sims, Jeffrey “Bo” Lewellyn, Elijah Sims, and sons-in-law Andrew Franklin, Melvin Butcher Jr and Travis Staudt. Graveside service will follow at Sterling-White Cemetery, 11011 Crosby Lynchburg Rd, Highlands, TX 77562.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Central Baptist Church of Baytown or to Second Baptist Church of Highlands.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Stacy Evans

May 27, 2020

Nelda and I worked together for just over 4 years and I depended on her so much! I am so sorry to the family for your loss, she will be deeply missed by all that knew her!

Debbie Hanna

May 27, 2020

We are extremely saddened by the sudden loss of Nelda. She was a sweetheart . Prayers for all that are grieving .
Love,
Debbie and Brandi

Sherry Williams

May 26, 2020

I'm going to miss Nelda, but I know she is with her mom, dad, Gram, Susan, etc. I know she will be watching over her kids and grandkids. Prayers for the whole family.

randy myers

May 22, 2020

Daryl, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Nelda was always a great person and will truly be missed.
Randy Myers and Family

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Nelda and her grandmother, Gram

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Carla and Nelda

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Carla, Nelda, and Janna

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Four generations: Judy, Granny, Carla, Nelda, and Gram

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Nelda and her grandmother, Gram

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Carla and Nelda

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Carla, Nelda, and Janna

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Four generations: Judy, Granny, Carla, Nelda, and Gram

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Nelda and her mother, Judy

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Nelda, sitting in her daddy's lap, with her mom, Carla, and Janna

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