Georgie Ann Merritt

CAMILLA - Georgie Ann Merritt of Camilla, died Friday, February 21, 2014, at Willson Hospice House.

The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 70 Thompson Street, Camilla. Reverend R. L. Phillips, pastor. Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery.

Georgie Ann Merritt was born April 16, 1950, the second child born from the union of Mr. Stephen Walter and Mrs. Arilla Pinkney Smiley. Both parents preceded her in death.

Georgie accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age at Union Baptist Church in Camilla, Georgia where she served as a faithful member, as youth director, and senior choir member until her health failed.

She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Dr. Monica Gilbert of Hinesville, Georgia; granddaughter, Callista Gilbert; sisters, Brenda Smiley of Camilla, Georgia, Jacquelyn Briscoe of Woodville, Georgia, Janice Williams of Piscataway, New Jersey (honorary sister); nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts, a host of great nieces, a great nephew, cousins, and friends.

Please convey your thoughts of remembrance of Georgie Ann Merritt at

Robert Jester Mortuary

Camilla 229/ 336-8453