OBITUARY

Sandra Honey Merritt

May 18, 1956May 2, 2021
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Sandra Honey Merritt, age 64, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald Merritt; parents, John D. and Lorine Leaver Honey; sister, Kathey Gentry and her husband Ricky; brother, Mark Honey and his wife Davida; grandchildren, K.J. Schiff, Audrey Schiff and Ilabelle Schiff; brothers in law, Mark Merritt and his wife Karen and Wayne Merritt; sister in law, Gayle Warpool; nieces, Annie Short and her husband Mias, Holly Adams and her husband Walter, Keysha Honey, Kourtney Mooney and her husband Kyle and Kacie Honey; nephews, Shaun Gentry and his wife Melissa and Justin Gentry and his wife Cassandra; 9 great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nieces. Services to celebrate Sandra will be at Two O’clock the afternoon of Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home with placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from Four O’clock until Eight O’clock and Thursday from One O’clock till the service begins at Two O’clock. She was a member of Murfreesboro Church of The Nazarene. Due to the current health situation, the funeral home is not accepting outside food to be brought. If you would like to provide that for the family, please contact them for delivery to their home. We will also “Live Stream” the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Service to Celebrate

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

Memories

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Velazquez, Deborah K

May 8, 2021

Well I guess the best memory I have of Sandra is the time I took you guys across the border to Canada, and on the way back, I made an unfortunate decision that ended up getting us stopped and searched.. she was terrified- BUT every time I saw her after that she would retell the story, and laugh with glee, like we had had the greatest adventure together, she had an infectious laugh, and loved to tease and pick fun at me over it. She was fun to be around- She will be missed dearly 💔

Katherine Singleton

May 8, 2021

Travis and I are so sorry for your loss and are praying for the family to have peace and comfort.

I remember one time we went out to eat at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro. We didn't know that Sandra and Donald were there until Sandra came over to talk to us. I remember calling her Lorine because when i looked up to see her, she looked so much like her Mom.

No matter where we went, if Sandra was there, she made a point to come talk to us. She was such a sweet lady and we always enjoyed talking with her.

She had such a sweet spirit about her and it made it so easy to love her!

God bless the family during this time because even though she's in a much better place and not in pain anymore, losing someone as sweet as Sandra makes it so much harder on those left behind.

Revelation 21:4O

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Gay Hannah

May 7, 2021

The word that comes to my mind when I think of Sandra is Lady. In everything she said or done she was such a lady about it. She was always so respectful and sweet and most lady like person I've ever know.

Jimmy Driver

May 7, 2021

Where do I start. Smyrna High School, Gatlinburg, St Augustine, Myrtle Beach. Longhorn, Sylvan Park, mini golf., so many places. I know she suffered but always went and did.
God has relieved her of the pain and for that I am happy. Yes so sad because we miss Sandra with us.
Loved her my sis and Donald brother love you.
May God comfort your heart.

Annie Short

May 6, 2021

To my wonderful Aunt Sandra who never grew old. Her smile was made of Sunshine and Her heart made of Gold.


Love, Honored, and Cherished always

Love,
Annie and Mias ( Grande)

Janelle Stockbridge

May 6, 2021

I remember you both coming to the hospital when Ila was born. Seeing Sandra hold her was such a beautiful moment.
God knew to put her in those babies lives and them in hers.
The last time I brought the girls over to your house Audrey cried as we left and said all she wanted was to go back.
We love you both so much.
Thankful they call you Grandma & Grandpa! They always will.

Annie Short

May 6, 2021

Aunt Sandra and Uncle Donald at their favorite fishing spot. Her favorite place to be on Vacation on the pier at the State Park at Myrtle Beach South Carolina. So happy we got to spend time together there. ❤

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May 5, 2021

Doubtful i can get out...my memory...1974..a beautiful blonde walking down the hallways of SHS, carrying an armful of schoolbooks, long flowing hair, always neatly kept clothing, never anything outta place...always wearing a smile...for a couple yrs, always wondered why she walked alone, no known boyfriend...BUT...NOW I know why...God Had PLANNED for her to meet that guy, THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR HER!...Man..does he make Great decisions for us! AND...No Doubt, Friend....YOU WERE THE ONLY GUY IN HIS PLAN FOR HER! RIP Sandra Honey Merritt.
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May 5, 2021

Keysha Honey

May 5, 2021

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Biography

Sandra Honey Merritt, age 64, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald Merritt; parents, John D. and Lorine Leaver Honey; sister, Kathey Gentry and her husband Ricky; brother, Mark Honey and his wife Davida; grandchildren, K.J. Schiff, Audrey Schiff and Ilabelle Schiff; brothers in law, Mark Merritt and his wife Karen and Wayne Merritt; sister in law, Gayle Warpool; nieces, Annie Short and her husband Mias, Holly Adams and her husband Walter, Keysha Honey, Kourtney Mooney and her husband Kyle and Kacie Honey; nephews, Shaun Gentry and his wife Melissa and Justin Gentry and his wife Cassandra; 9 great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nieces. Services to celebrate Sandra will be at Two O’clock the afternoon of Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Roselawn Funeral Home with placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are cordially invited to visitation Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from Four O’clock until Eight O’clock and Thursday from One O’clock till the service begins at Two O’clock. She was a member of Murfreesboro Church of The Nazarene. Due to the current health situation, the funeral home is not accepting outside food to be brought. If you would like to provide that for the family, please contact them for delivery to their home. We will also “Live Stream” the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens- Murfreesboro, TN.