Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Ben Franklin Merritt

December 24, 1968May 22, 2019

Ben Franklin Merritt, age 50, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at NMMC Pontotoc. He was born December 24, 1968, to Bobbie Tedford Merritt and Benjamin Franklin Merritt. He was a 1987 graduate of Pontotoc High School and was a truck driver. Ben was a member of New Faith Baptist Church. He enjoyed motorcycle racing and watching television.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Cobb officiating. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is honored to assist the family.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Lee Phillips Merritt; his mother, Bobbie Tedford Merritt; two sons, Drake Merritt, of Pontotoc, MS and Drew Cornelius (Carra Beth) of Ingomar, MS; a daughter, Teneille Weeden (Mitch) of Ingomar, MS; three sisters, Patricia Parks (Bill) of Memphis, TN, Linda Carver (Ricky) of Millington, TN and Christi Huey (Michael) of Pontotoc, MS; a brother-in-law, Dennie Neagle of Mumsford, TN and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Franklin Merritt and a sister, Nancy Neagle.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com


  • Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 25, 2019


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Tanya Moorman

May 27, 2019

I’m sending thoughts and prayers to Ben’s family. I am so sorry, but I know he is in a better place.

stephanie shettles

May 24, 2019

My thoughts an prayers are with your family . You will be truely missed