OBITUARY

Merle A. DeGazon

August 13, 1919September 29, 2020
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Merle A. DeGazon, 101 years of age, was born in Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies on August 13, 1919. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Concordia of Sumner in Copley, OH on September 29, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William A. DeGazon.

Left to cherish her memory her son, Lemuel (Glenn) Payne (Louise); Grandchildren, Merle, Glenn (Mitzi), Derrik and Carol; Great-Grandchildren, Jordan, Kennedy, Sydney, Brianna, Brayden & Briella and very special friends Daniel and Carol Jauch. Merle studied the care and treatment of Tuberculosis in London, England and returned to St. Lucia to be the head nurse in a new Tuberculosis hospital. Merle was entertaining and witty! She loved to talk and share stories of her life and up bringing in St. Lucia and her education and training as a nurse in England. She liked to play Chinese Checkers, Bingo and Dominos and enjoyed bicycle riding. Red Lobster was her favorite restaurant and she enjoyed eating candied orange slices. Merle loved and cherished her grandchildren and her great-grands tremendously. Family will receive friends on Monday, October 5th, from 10:00-11:00AM in the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St, Akron, OH 44333, where the Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM. COVID-19 proticols with social distancing and face covering will be in place. Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 5, 2020

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Armando Rivera

October 6, 2020

May fond memories bring you comfort during this hard time. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family.

Rex Thompson

October 5, 2020

Myself and my immediate family only recently discovered that Aunty Merle was part of my extended family. Too short a time. We send our deepest condolences to Aunty Merle's family.
Rex, Gon, Cherize, Renick and Tarelle in Holland

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