Rosalena Merriam

rosalena merriam
Rosalena Merriam, 65, of Asheville, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Mission Hospital. Rosalena was a daughter of the late Russell and Mary Jo Roberts Wooten. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Merriam. Surviving are her daughters, Robin Hawkins (Nathan) and Lavonda Payne; sons, Joey Mitchell (Paula), Chris Mitchell (Sherri), and Brian Payne; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gail Carico and Janice Adams (Joel); and brothers Robert Wooten (Pamela) and Kenneth Frisby. Graveside services for Mrs. Merriam will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery in Deep Gap, NC. The Rev. Elmer Taylor will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Ave.

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  1. Dear Family of Rosalena…God has received another one of the family. She will be cared for in God,s arms, but it still means the loss of one of us here on earth.So stay close to each other….Love, Pat Wooten

  2. Mom, I woke up today and still can’t believe that you are gone. I hear my phone I grab it to see if it is you. Mom you are the best mother and Father I could have had. Thank you for loving us. Sherri, I and your little man will miss you being at home with us every day. We love you mom. You are with God today I know where your heart was.

  3. Dear Chris, Sherry and I were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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