Sylvia (Johnnie) Merrell
Tallahassee – Sylvia (Johnnie) Merrell was born November 13, 1942 in Etowah, Tennessee. She was called to be with the Lord February 7, 2018. Johnnie graduated from Etowah High School Class of ’60. She worked as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper prior to starting her family. Being a wife and mother was her passion. In later years the arrival of her grandchildren made her Grandjohn, the role that brought her unending love and joy. Her giving spirit in her home extended to her work in the church where she has taught children’s Sunday School, GAs, and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed traveling the world with her family, cake decorating, University of Tennessee football, and her mission group at church.
Johnnie is preceded in death by her beloved husband Warren; parents Bill and Lona; and her brother Melvin. She is survived by her daughters Deanna (Cliff), Denise, Deborah (David), and Darla (Rob); grandchildren McLin, Anslee, Parker, Ian and Owen; sister Brenda and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home Chapel, 700 Timberlane Road Tallahassee, FL 32312. In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made to Thomasville Road Baptist Church Building Fund or Mission Fund, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Faith Radio, P.O. Box 181000, Tallahassee, FL 32318.
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