Gayle Frances Merritt, 76, of Blossom, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Gayle Frances Merritt, 76, of Blossom, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris, Texas, with Rev. Susan Leddy officiating. At a later date, her cremated remains will be inurned in the Columbarium of Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery.

Gayle, the daughter of Bryan and Carleen McAden Jennings, was born April 26, 1940 in Runnels County, Texas. She graduated from Ballinger High School, and went on to become an LVN. In later years, she was a caregiver, working in the Dallas area. Gayle was a member of the First United Methodist church in Blossom and the Blossom Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hon. David S. Merritt, and her parents.

Survivors include her children: Rebecca Jones & husband Jack of Blossom, Theresa Merritt of Paris, and Cynthia Lewis & husband Rick of Mesquite; grandchildren Luke Montgomery and Jake Montgomery, and Chrissy Jones; a brother, Bobby Jennings & wife Carol of Ballinger; a sister Joellen Rosser & husband James of Abilene, along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

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