Funeral services will be held for Fannie Sue Dean Merritt, 76, at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Mills, officiating. Interment will follow at Tulip Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8 p.m.
Mrs. Merritt was born Sept. 23, 1936 in Homer to Lonnie Melvin Dean and Gladys Sue Stephenson Dean. She entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012 at Grace Home in Shreveport following a short illness. Fannie Sue loved children and ran a childcare service in her home for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; also her husband, Pratt Merritt, Jr., one son, James Frederick Merritt and one brother, Melvin "Peanut" Dean.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Austin and husband, Steve of Minden; one son, Tommy Merritt and wife, Candy of Homer; three brothers, Floyd L. Dean and wife, Shirley of Homer, James W. Dean and wife, Nellie Jean of Lisbon and Tinty Henry Dean and wife, Shela of Homer; seven grandchildren, Belinda Powell, Patrick Halliburton, Mikel Merritt, Tommy Merritt, Jr., Tommy Earl Merritt, Lauren Eve Garrett and Josh Austin; four great-grandchildren, Chloie Tacker, Destiny Powell, Dale Powell and Robbie Merritt; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
For friends considering memorials honoring Fannie Sue, her family suggests the Tulip Cemetery Fund.