Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA


December 22, 2012

Jeremiah Lane Merritt

Cordele —  Funeral services for Jeremiah Lane Merritt, five months of age, were held at 11a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services. 

Rev. Ray Johnson and Rev. J.T. Smith officiated.  Kim French, pianist, provided the music for the service and  accompanied Lauren French and Austin French as they sang “Borrowed Angels.”  Corey Clark, soloist,  sang “Jesus Loves Me” at the close of the service. 

Burial followed in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were J.C. Cleveland. John Burke, Jr., Daniel Robinson and Matthew Kennedy. 

Little Jeremiah died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the Macon Medical Center of Central Georgia.  He was born in Cordele. 

Also surviving him are his sister, Payton Bennett of Cordele; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Gina Bennett of Cordele; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Mary Merritt of Cordele; maternal great-grandparents, Montez Bennett and Robert and Rosie Clary, of Cordele; maternal great-great-grandmother, Norma Pendray; and paternal great-grandmother, Trisha Merritt of Arizona. 

Arrangements are by Rainey Family Funeral Services.  An online guest register is available at 


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