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Juanita Merritt

Juanita Merritt (Crosby)

Thursday, March 27th, 1930 - Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Juanita Crosby Merritt passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 in Waco. The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, October 19, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, Rosemound Cemetery, 3201 S 12th St, Waco, TX, with Pastor David Cozart officiating.
Juanita was born March 27, 1930 in Chilton, Texas, to the late William Floyd Crosby and May Bell Swanner Crosby.
Juanita began grade school at Cego, Texas, graduated from Chilton High School in 1947, and from 4C Business College at Waco in 1948. She married Billy Joe Merritt on June 18, 1949 in Waco. They spent 61 years together before his death in 2010.
She was employed by Latimer Accounting Service in Waco from 1948 until 1955. In 1956, Juanita joined Brazos Electric Power Cooperative in Waco and retired from there in 1992 after nearly 36 years. Juanita was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy; daughter, Donna Jo Roberson; son-in-law Michael Short; grandchildren Gayla Oldham and John Oldham; brother, Milburn Lee Crosby; and brother-in-law Johnny Buckner.
Juanita is survived by brother William Crosby and wife, Irene, of Waco; sister Jeanette Buckner, of Robinson; sister-in-law Billie Crosby of Vernon, TX; daughter, Regina Short, of Jacksonville, FL; sons, Bobby Merritt and wife, Rosemary, of Robinson, and Kenneth Merritt and wife, Sheryl of Waco; son-in-law, Robert Roberson and wife, Janet, of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Amanda Merritt; grandsons, Bryan Roberson, Brett Roberson, Shawn Short, Joseph Short, Ryan Merritt, Brent Merritt; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family thanks all the caregivers at Wesley Wood Health & Rehab for their loving care and friendliness for the four last years of her life.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, October 19th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Rosemound Cemetery
    Address
    3201 S 12th St
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Officiant
    Pastor David Cozart
  • Interment

    Location
    Rosemound Cemetery
    Address
    3201 S 12th St
    WACO, TX 76706
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So very sorry to hear of Juanita’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Remembering the days long ago living at 3201 Bagby street. Us at one corner of the block and Juanita and family at the other corner. Gina... those were fun times.
May she Rest In Peace. Linda Buckner-Bennett & Shirley Lewallen-Buckner
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Kelly

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Heaven gained a beautiful soul! We are so sorry for your loss. Peace and love to you all! Roger, Chris, Kelly, Haylee and Hayden
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