Hettie Sue Merrix

Hettie Sue “Susie” Merrix, 87, of Pearisburg and Goldbond, departed this life for her heavenly home at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Friday morning, February 25, 2011. Susie was born in Giles County on November 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Fred and Maudie Mae Neice Martin. She was a devoted Christian and for many years was a member of The Goldbond Gospel Tabernacle and in later years Shaver Memorial Church in Pearisburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Kendill L. Merrix, her brothers Curtis and Junior Martin, and her sisters Agatha Sanders, Juanita Lovern, Lilie Neice, and Gladys Shaver.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son Leon Junior “L J” Merrix and his wife Joyce Ann of Bassett; her daughters and sons-in-law Shelvy Jean and Tommy Robertson of Chesterfield, “Deannie” Margaret Geraldine Kessinger of Pembroke, Betty Ann and Harold Shrader of Bassett, Shirley and Roy Thornhill of Pearisburg; her brothers Kermit Martin of Christiansburg, and Jimmy and Dolly Martin of Goldbond; her sisters Marie Snider of Pearisburg, Bonnie and Skeeter Robertson of Dublin, Linda and Buster Perkins of Goldbond; her nine grandchildren, her ten great-grandchildren; her one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor David Cope and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Fillinger Cemetery at Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from four until seven pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.