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Freddy Lee Merritt

Freddy Lee Merritt, 83, of Vidor, passed away on January 18, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017, at Jett Cemetery in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. There will not be a visitation held prior to services.

Born in Orange, Texas, on January 22, 1933, she was the daughter of James Fred Wilson and Leona Belle (Michael) Wilson. Freddy worked for Franklin Sporting Goods for many years and was a member of the Cove Baptist Church in Orange. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Merritt; her sons, Kelly Merritt and Chad Merritt; her sisters, Sharon Hayes, Betty Ahearn; and her grandson, Ty Bartee.

She is survived by her daughters, Jackie Hutchison and her husband, Bobby of Bridge City, Texas, and Brandy Shivers and her husband, Kevin of Vidor, Texas; her grandchildren, Natalie Dishon and her husband, John, Trey Hutchison and his girlfriend, Phyliss, and Laney Shivers; her great-grandchildren, Bryce Rogers, Koby Rogers, and Makenzie Bartee; and her long-time friend and caregiver, Jackie Freeland Cross.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Shivers, Trey Hutchison, Bryce Rogers, Koby Rogers, and John Dishon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.