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Johnny Lavelle Merritt

January 21, 1958 September 9, 2020
Johnny Lavelle Merritt
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Obituary for Johnny Lavelle Merritt

Johnny Lavelle Merritt (AKA Johnny Rotten) left his earthly home in Long Beach, MS, on September 9, 2020, at the age of 62 to his Heavenly home. He passed away at the V.A. Hospital heliport in Biloxi, MS from lung cancer.

He was preceded in death by both parents, Mary Sue Harell and Johnny Jerry Merrit, and one brother, James Tistell Harell. He was survived by two sisters Melissa Ann Cooper (MaC) and Rhonda Sue Smith, both of Columbia; two daughters, Tiffany Martin Wheaton and Kandel Blue and one son, Robert James Fredrick Blue; several grandkids and a host of nieces and nephews, with a few great ones.

The family also wants to thank the V.A. Hospital Staff for the love and care they showed him in his last few days. And a very special thank you to Bob Fisher, a very kind man, and also to our brother’s silent helper for helping him through the last year of his life. Thank you again.

Funeral Services for Mr. Merritt will be on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Infinity Funeral Home – 184 Main Street, Biloxi, MS 39530 at 11:00 am. Viewing will be from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. Interment will follow at the V.A. Memorial Cemetery.

Infinity Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Johnny L. Merritt

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11:00 AM 9/30/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/30/2020 12:00:00 PM
Infinity Funeral Home

184 Main Street
Biloxi, MS 39530

Infinity Funeral Home
184 Main Street Biloxi 39530 MS
United States

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Biloxi National Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

400 Veterans Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531

400 Veterans Boulevard Biloxi 39531 MS
United States

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