Cheryln Ann Merritt – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper


August 31, 1965 – February 18, 2022

The funeral of Cheryln Ann “Cheryl” Merritt, 65, of Natchez, who died February 18, 2022, at Merit Health Natchez, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022, at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Services Chapel in Natchez with Brother Paul Sutherland officiating.

Interment will follow at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Services.

She was born to the late Grady E. Nevill and the late Lynn N. Seymour and attended South Natchez High School and Highland Baptist Church.

She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving grandmother, mother and friend. She was a God-fearing woman.

She is predeceased by her husband James Merritt, her parents and her brother Bobby Nevill.

Survivors include his children: Australia Bradshaw and Shane Merritt; grandchildren: Wesley Bradshaw, Colt Bradshaw, Sky Merritt, Felicity Merritt, Shane Merritt Jr., Jordan Merritt, Shawn Merritt and Nick Felter; and great-grandson Emberly Gunn.

The honorary bearers are Wesley Bradshaw, Daniel Bradshaw, Shawn Merritt and Nick Felter.

The pallbearers are Colt Bradshaw, Shane Merritt Jr., Brian Merritt, Richard Cole, Dale Angles and John Sanders.

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