Lois Jean Merritt

October 27, 1934February 12, 2020

Lois Jean (Duncan) Merritt, 85, passed the morning of February 12, 2020 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Lois was born in Criner, OK on October 27, 1934 to Austin Duncan and Opal (Bennett) Duncan.

She was a woman of strong faith and was always a vital member of the church community, most recently at First Baptist Church in Norman. She worked for over 25 years for Texas Instruments and retired as the head secretary of the legal department. She was a long time member of Toast Masters and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, garage sales, and crossword puzzles.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters Wynema, and Merline.

Left to cherish her precious memory are her sons Wylie and wife Judy Merritt of Norman, Oklahoma, and Andrew and wife Traci Merritt of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren Melinda and husband Nick Bennett of Ithaca, New York, Amanda Merritt of Norman, Oklahoma, Amelia Merritt of Brooklyn, New York, Adam and wife Britton Merritt of Hurst, Texas, Preston Merritt of Norman, Oklahoma, Spring and husband Taylor Marsalis of Plano, Texas, Chase Harvey of Austin Texas. Her siblings Bill and wife Marie Duncan of Pittsburg, Texas, Jerry Duncan of Houston, Texas, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at this time. Please check back for details.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Salvation Army.

Arrangements entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service, Norman, OK. Sign the online guestbook at


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Mary Lee

February 16, 2020

I have a friend at Medical Park West. Your Mother was always friendly and sweet. I remember she always wore several necklaces and we would talk about them. My friend recently became her roommate and I was so happy she had a good roommate. I remember being in her room and commenting on the pictures she had. She was proud of her family. I will miss seeing her friendly, kind face!

Mary Lee

Austin & Rachel Merriott

February 13, 2020

I don’t believe we ever had the privilege of meeting, but my dad Stacey is Wynema’s son. He spoke fondly of y’all often, and it thrills my soul to know that one day in heaven what a glorious family reunion we will have! I know Aunt Lois had a huge gathering of family waiting for her to welcome her home to heaven. It is amazing to think that distance will no longer be an issue when we all are sitting by the river of life in that wonderful place. Praying for y’all, and though we have never met we love you all. The picture I included below is Stacey and Carrie with Austin, Rachel, Adaleigh, and Lemuel (on right) and Sharon, Israel, Gabriel, Bianca, and Lucia (on the left)

Don Denton

February 12, 2020

I did not know Lois but I am friends with her sons and they both are outstanding individuals. She should rest easy knowing that she did a fine job as a mother, I pray she finds eternal peace.

Doug and Lynn Walsdorf

February 12, 2020

I will always remember “Ms. Merritt” fondly from my childhood growing up with Wylie and Andy in Dallas. The greatest measure of a person is the children they raised. There could not be two finer sons. May the peace of our Lord be with all of you at this most difficult time.