Posted: Mon 6:53 AM, May 06, 2013
Virginia (Land) Merrell
March 7, 1911 - April 27, 2013
Virginia Land Merrell, 102, of Brookhaven, Mississippi, passed away on April 27, 2013. Services were held April 30, at Rose Hill Methodist Church where she and her beloved husband of 65 years, Harvey Green Merrell, were married in 1934. She was buried next to him in Green Valley Cemetery, Rose Hill, Miss.
Virginia, an accomplished musician from an early age, encouraged her children to love music. A devoted mother and wife, she was active in her local community and church wherever she lived. She was in the DAR and an avid chronicler of family genealogy. Virginia and Harvey traveled the world making friends with whom they corresponded and visited. In 2011 she celebrated her 100th birthday with a large gathering of family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Jan Merrell McMurrey and husband Julian of College Station; grandchildren, Lynne Donchez and husband Lt. Col. John, Chelsea Meagan McMurrey, and Devin McMurrey; great-grandchildren, Cole and Gavin Donchez.