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Mary Jacqueline Campbell MERRITT

Mary Jacqueline Campbell MERRITT Obituary

MERRITT, Mary Jacqueline Campbell Passed away peacefully Sunday, February 1, 2015, due to natural causes. Mary was born April 8, 1922 in Summerville, GA. She moved to Atlanta with her family when she was a baby. She graduated from Girls High School in 1940. In 1941, she married Berry Frank Merritt (Frank). They were married 68 years until Frank passed away in 2010. Prior to WWII and during the war, Mary worked for Westinghouse, which Frank had also worked for until he enlisted. After having 3 children, Mary started selling Real Estate in Atlanta in the late 60’s for Spartlin, before joining Northside Reality. After 25 years in Real Estate, Mary retired. During her career, she received several awards including the Phoenix Award, and had been recognized as one of the top agents for many years. Mary and Frank were members of 1st Baptist Church of Alpharetta. Mary is survived by 3 children: Nancy Gammage, wife of Charles (Doc) Gammage, Tommy Merritt, husband of Frankie Merritt, and Don Merritt, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. We will truly miss our wonderful mother. The funeral service is Friday, February 6, 2015, at 12:00 at Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Home, which is located at 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Visitation is from 11:00 to 12:00 Friday.

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Live Music Calendar – Feb. 28-March 7

ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM — Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. No jam session Sunday, March 4; resumes March 11. Free. 423-698-5928.

BAKEWELL OPRY — Bakewell Community Center, 114 McCallie Ferry Road. Live music, first and third Fridays, 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Concession sales start at 6 p.m. 423-332-3829.

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