OBITUARY

Shirley Vinson Merritt

September 27, 1941February 2, 2019

Shirley Vinson Merritt, 77, of Stone Mountain, died February 2, 2019. Mrs. Merritt had a lengthy career in patient and family services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kenneth Merritt and is survived by her son, Robert Kenneth Merritt, II (Rachel); former daughter-in-law, Jenine Minicozzi Merritt; grandchildren, William Patrick Merritt, Andrew Christopher Merritt, Molly Anne Merritt, Alexander Jackson Merritt, Mia Charlotte Merritt; and sisters, Donna Kay Vinson Smith (Kerry), Gail Vinson Stuck (Mike). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests tribute donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation (www.choa.org/tributes), Attn: Cindy Wesley, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341. The family will receive friends at 10 o’clock and have a funeral service at 11 o’clock on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd., NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with Dr. James King officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • survived by her son, Robert Kenneth Merritt, II (Rachel); former daughter-in-law, Jenine Minicozzi Merritt; grandchildren, William Patrick Merritt, Andrew Christopher Merritt, Molly Anne Merritt, Alexander Jackson Merritt, Mia Charlotte Merritt; and sisters, Donna Kay Vinson Smith (Kerry), Gail Vinson Stuck (Mike).

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Commital Service
REMEMBERING

Shirley Vinson Merritt

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Michaela Ayers

February 12, 2019

I will always remember Shirley, and her dedication to her job at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She always had a wonderful smile; as well as taking such great care of all the families she came in contact with.
Her kindness and generosity towards myself and my friends, were deeply appreciated.
She holds a place in my heart; and I will miss her.

Win & Wanda Winsett

February 12, 2019

Rob we are sorry we could not be with you this morning. Of course you have our condolences and love. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with your mom last spring in Montgomery and shared a jillion memories of our times together. We will always be available to you when you need someone who cares about you

Janet Del CID

February 10, 2019

Just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. I read about your mother's death in an article and I'm truly truly sorry.

Wendy Shoff

February 10, 2019

Rob, words cannot begin to express how sorry we are for the loss of your Mom. She was such a fun Aunt! Jim and I will continue to pray for all of you in the days to come. She is enjoying seeing Uncle Ken again.

Tom & Joyce Arens

February 10, 2019

Condolences to the Merritt Family during this very sad time.

Melissa Dement

February 8, 2019

May we all find peace knowing she is in the arms of God..though she was taken from us too soon. I love you my sweet Aunt.

Bethany Exum

February 7, 2019

Words really cant express how I feel right now. I worked woth Ms. Shirley in Guest Services at CHOA, and all I can do when I think of her is laugh and smile. She was a ray of sunshine, and will be so greatly missed. I am truly sorry for your loss, but I know she is Heaven, baking cakes and making others smile!

Stephanie Windon

February 6, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go to the Merritt family. I worked with Shirley in Patient Experience at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Shirley was a remarkable and supportive coworker.
To Shirley's family: 'When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight'--Khalil Gibran

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