Helen McEntyre Merritt
Helen McEntyre Merritt
  • January 9, 1923 - October 17, 2017
  • Paris, Texas

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Helen Marie McEntyre Merritt, 94, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, October 20th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial will be made in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Merritt, the daughter of Bose & Ova Fields McEntyre, was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Roxton.

On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Ray Oliver Merritt, building seventy-six years of family and memories before his death on July 7, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Her career as a hairdresser spanned fifty years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Helen loved cooking, especially family meals. She enjoyed camping and tending her flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Merritt and friend Doris Moore of Paris and Phillip Merritt & wife Cathy of Paris, grandchildren, Debbie Hughes of Blossom, Lisa Follmar & husband Ricky of Reno, Christal Dillard & husband Chuck of Paris and Waylon Merritt & wife Christina of Paris, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.