Maizell (Powell) Merritt

November 4, 1925 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 92)

Lula Maizell Powell Merritt 

Lula Maizell Powell Merritt, age 92, of Greensboro, GA died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her residence. Born in Oconee County on November 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James Arnie Powell and Thelma Ray Harper Powell.  On October 26, 1940 she married Gordon L. Merritt, Jr. in Penfield, GA.  She was a homemaker and also helped her husband on their dairy farm.  She was a loving mother, grandmother great and great, great grandmother, whose greatest joys were being with her family and friends.  She also enjoyed feeding birds and sitting on her porch.  She was a member of Walker United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Gordon L. Merritt, Jr. who preceded her in death in 1998, she was also preceded in death by a son, Lester Ray Merritt, Sr. and siblings, Juanita Hinton, Eldred Moon, Ann Cassidy, Claude Lee Powell, James “Red” N. Powell, Hollis Elder Powell, Delmus Conway Powell, and Graham Brown. Survivors include a daughter, Hilda Jackson (Butch) of Siloam, GA; a son, Melvin Terry Merritt (Donna) of Greensboro, GA; brother, Lamar Powell of Siloam, GA; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; special niece and nephew, Linda Ray and J. C. Rhodes; a number of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Dustin “Dusty” Merritt, Christopher “Chris” Merritt, Gordon “Tracey” Merritt, Lester “Ray” Merritt, Jr., Marty Dyess and Cecil Powell. The family will receive friends at McCommons Funeral Home on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register. 

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