Linda Faye Colbert Merritt

Linda Faye Colbert Merritt, 71, of Monticello, passed away March 15, 2021, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was born June 11, 1949, to the late Joe Lee Colbert, Sr. and Lula Belle Sawyer Colbert in the Lacey community.

Linda Faye was a faithful member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church in Lacey. She worked at Burlington Industries for many years. Her favorite pastime was making quilts and blankets for her family, friends, and community.

Linda Faye was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jerry Colbert; and a sister, Evonne Colbert all of Lacey.

She is survived by her children, Antonio Merritt and Keon Simpson both of Lacey, and Shalanda “Treece” Harris (Joe) of Monticello; three brothers, LaFrance Colbert (Louise) of Hamburg, Joe Lee Colbert, Jr. of Loma Linda, California and Harlan Colbert (Theda) of Lacey; two sisters, Janis Colbert Phillips of St. Louis, Missouri, and Natarsha Colbert Jordan (Leon) of Stockbridge, Georgia; three grandchildren, Kevin Harris, Shacora Harris, and Kaleb Simpson, who she truly loved; one great-grandchild, Nakoriyah Wheeler, god grandchildren, LaShundra Anderson, Jakayla Page, Rekena Block, Nariyah Walker, Jayvion Page, Richard Block, Jr., and Rekevis Block; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A walk-through viewing will be held Friday, March 19, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Words of expressions may be offered Friday night during viewing, as there will not be any during the service Saturday.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at the Lacey Cemetery. The family requests all who attend the service to please wear a mask.

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