What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege it is to carry, everything to God in prayer. With sadness in our hearts, the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street in Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the death and homegoing celebration for Mrs. Darletha Middlebrooks Merritt. of 516 Fieldstone Drive Ocilla Georgia. Born December 9, 1942 in Ocilla Georgia to the late Gilbert Middlebrooks and the late Blanche Wilcox Middlebrooks. Mrs. Merritt received the call from God to enter into the joy of the lord on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Tift Regional medical center in Tifton Georgia. She is survived by her children: Mrs. Bobbie and Mr. Calvin Anderson of Douglasville Georgia, Mrs. Annie and Mr. Marion Cooper of Brunswick Georgia, Mr. Cleo and Mrs. Dwanda DeBerry of Jacksonville Florida, Mr. Jeffery and Mrs. LaShone DeBerry of Jacksonville Florida, Ms. Beverly Panler of Douglasville Georgia, Mr. Dewayne and Mrs. Kisa Middlebrooks of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Angela DeBerry of Tifton Georgia, Ms. Latosha DeBerry of Ocilla Georgia, Mr. Kelvin and Mrs. Brittney Merritt of Fitzgerald Georgia, Ms. Tawanne and Mr. Montre Askew of Covington Georgia, Ms. Vivian Merritt of Ocilla Georgia and Ms. Yaliveeya Deberry of Ocilla Georgia. Siblings: Ms. Willie Mae Anderson of Hattiesburg Miss., Mr. Joe Middlebrooks of San Francisco Calif., Mrs. Glenda and Mr. Willie Fred Walker of Ocilla Georgia, Ms. Evelyn Hams of Hattiesburg Miss. along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A home going celebration for Mrs. Darletha Merritt is planned for Saturday January 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ocilla city cemetery, 301 East Valdosta Ave. where her pastor Rev. James C. Curtis will deliver the eulogy and committal. Mrs. Merritt will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla Friday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements. Please continue to pray for the Middlebrooks and Merritt families.