Shirley Thomas Merritt
Shirley passed away September 14th, 2016, after a lifetime of heart ailments.  She attended Oak Forest Elementary through the fifth grade, then moved to Tennessee, and was eager to stay in touch with Mississippi friends after this website was assembled.  Shirley married Taven in 1997, and they were involved with animal/wildlife rescues.  The doctors had said that Shirley would not live past one year old, and she proved them wrong!  Shirley enjoyed gardening and music, and noted that there is lots of music in nature.  She encouraged us to listen to the birds, frogs, the breeze through the trees, the falling rain, etc., and she testified that the heavens declare the glory of God.  Shirley challenged us to be still and know that He is the living God.

On Shirley and Taven's 14th anniversary.  They're in the front car.

© 21Sep16