Thaxton Wayne Merrill

February 22, 2018February 24, 2018

Thaxton Wayne Merrill was born Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, and passed away on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. Although Thaxton was born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, he proved to be a brave little warrior and brought a lifetime of joy to his family.

Thaxton is survived by his mother, Caitlin Baudendistel; his father, Tony Merrill, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Jay and Laura Baudendistel; his paternal grandfather, Tony Merrill, Sr.; his paternal grandmother, Tonya Medford; his uncles, Peter Baudendistel and wife Margaret, and Dru Merrill and wife Heather; and his aunts, Audrey, Gretchen, and Ava Baudendistel.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to be made in memory of Thaxton to Project Heart, to support Congenital Heart Defect research and awareness.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2018

Thaxton Wayne Merrill

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Caitlin Baudendistel

February 27, 2018