I heard the voice of Jesus say, come unto me and rest. Lie down thy wearied one lie down, thy head upon by breast. I came to Jesus as I was, wearied, wounded and sad. I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad. I heard the voice of Jesus say, behold I freely give, thy living water, thirsty one, stoop down, drink and live. I came to Jesus and I drink, from that life giving stream. My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him. With heart felt sympathy, the Davis funeral home, 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia 31774, pause to announce the death of Mr. Bobby Merritt of 116 South Oak street, Ocilla Georgia. Mr. Merritt received God's call from labor to reward on Friday January 1, 2021 at Tift regional medical center in Tifton Georgia. Mr. Merritt is survived by his wife of 38 years: Mrs. Jacqueline Merritt of Ocilla Georgia. Children: Mr. Marcus King, Mr. Demetrice King of Fitzgerald Georgia, Mrs. Barbara (Cookie) and Mr. Anthony Wells of Lithonia Georgia, Mr. Bobby and Mrs. Christie Merritt Jr. of Jacksonville Georgia, Mr. Horace Young of Ocilla Georgia. One brother: Mr. Harold and Mrs. Mary Merritt of Ocilla Georgia. Sister and brothers: Mrs. Wanda and Mr. Keith Davis of Ambrose Georgia, Mr. Vincent and Mrs. Sadie Gaskins of Albany Georgia. Special niece: Mrs. Keasher and Mr. Bernard Buchanan of Warner Robins Georgia. Godson: Mr. Skylar Burgess of Ocilla Georgia, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Homegoing services for Mr. Bobby Merritt are planned for Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. Ocilla. Bishop Richard R. Denning will deliver the eulogy and committal. Mr. Merritt will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla of Friday morning 10:00 until 6:00 p.m. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. Please continue to pray for the Merritt and Dishmond families.
In light of the recent Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole. We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses. These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home: