Jeannine Merritt

September 27, 1928 - September 7, 2018

Jeannine Merritt of Allen, Texas passed away on September 7, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born on September 27, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to Andrew and Jessie Edna (Hall) Ellis. Jeannine, named Mangie by her granddaughter, was quick witted and lived life on her own terms, from her early years of working two jobs through her bourbon and gambling days.  She loved her red nails and lipstick almost as much as she loved her Cadillac’s.  But the thing she lived for the most was her family, and she impacted their lives up until the day she passed. 

Jeannine is survived by her daughter, Toni Murray and husband, Van of Allen, Texas; grandsons, Sean Murray of Garland, Texas, Joey Murray and wife, Karrah of Santee, California, and Tyler Murray of Rowlett, Texas; granddaughter Michelle Murray of Allen, Texas; great-grandsons, Jack and Jace Murray of Santee, California; and niece, Janice Christy of Arlington, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Edna Ellis, son, Roland Statham; and sister, Mildred Bertrand.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, Texas.

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So thankful that through memories your mother will be with you always, and will forever live in your heart. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this difficult time. Darla Dunn , September 13, 2018 Although I have not seen Aunt Jeannine in many years, I remember her always smiling and having a gracious spirit. I am truly sorry for your loss Toni. Anita (Merritt) Greening, September 13, 2018