White Funeral Home

102 North 1st Street, Lumberton, MS


Mary "Omelia" Merritt

May 9, 1949January 18, 2020

Mary "Omelia" Merritt, age 70, of Lumberton, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her home while peacefully sleeping. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Bonnie Ruth Stone; her son, Terry Glenn Merritt and one brother, Gordon "Bud" Stone.

Omelia is survived by her husband of 53 years, Glennis Merritt; three sons, Todd Merritt (Tracy), Timmy Merritt (Roxann) and Tony Merritt (Tonya); one daughter Tammy Brown (Brian); 10 grandkids, Cass, Nikki, Christina, Jordan, Jade, Colbie, Terilyn, James, Harley and Jared; seven great grandkids, Paisley, Jett, Maddie, Zoey, Olivia, Cayden and Parker-Ray; two sisters, Eddie Ruth and Dianne, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Omelia's Funeral Services on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm, at White Funeral Home, Lumberton, MS. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Bro. Jesse Ladner to officiate the services. Interment will follow in Bounds Cemetery, Carnes MS.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitefuneralhomelumberton.com for the Merritt family.


  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Burial Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Mary "Omelia" Merritt

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Jackie Stockstill

January 20, 2020

Love and know she will be missed. My memory of her is sitting at the baseball field watching our little boys play ball. God bless you y’all. You’re in my prayers 🙏🙏

Rita Cooley

January 20, 2020

I taught several of Ms Omelias children and she was always actively involved in their lives! God bless all of you!!!

Danny Palmer

January 20, 2020

My deepest condolences of sympathy to Glennis and family.

John 14: 1-6 (KJV)
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.