Rosco Lewis Merrell

Published 8:11 am Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Rosco Lewis Merrell, 88, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was born March 28, 1924.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories four sons, Rudolph (Glendale) Merrell, Jessie (Cynthia) Merrell, Lonnie (Katherine) Merrell and Dallas (Sharon) Merrell, all of New Orleans; two daughters, Amelia (Jerome) and Genevieve Merrell, both of New Orleans; one brother, William Sam Merrell; 17 grandchildren’ and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Augustine Dillon Merrell; his second wife, Joyce Carter James Merrell; one son, Alvin Merrell; six brothers, Percy, Charlie, Sidney, Esco, David and Dewitt; four sisters, Alma Merrell, Mary Merrell Walker, Willie J. Wilson and Altie Mae Bridges.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Terrence August, officiating. Interment will follow at Toomer Cemetery.