John Merkledove Jr.

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Visitation: 2 – 5PM Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Lake Shore Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 1PM Friday, May 12, 2023 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses

John Merkledove Jr. was born October 25, 1929 to John Merkledove Sr. and Mary Kendricks in Mart, Texas. John attended Baring Springs Elementary, and A.J. Moore High School. He met and married Mary Alice Stern on October 4, 1950.

John volunteered for military service in 1951. He fought in the Korean War. In 1968, John dedicated his life to Jehovah God. After Baptism, John served as a Ministerial Servant and served as an Elder until 2005. After a short illness, John passed away at home peacefully.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Merkledove Sr.; mother, Mary Kendricks; sister, Erma Williams; and sister, Roberta Irving.

John leaves to cherish his memory, sons, Ronald Merkledove (Vianney), Joe Merkledove, Eric Merkledove; daughter, Charlotte Devereaux (Tommy); sisters, Alverta Lewis, Delores Williams, and Kercie Mae Barnes; a host of grandchildren, Kenneth Jr., Ladrick, Shree, John Jr., Kamisha, Nicole, Briana, Brandy, Jeffrey, Reshawn, and Chelsea; nieces, Patricia, Rosalind, and Cindy; and a host of nephews, cousins, and friends.

Daddy, we will miss you sincerely. You brought balance to our lives. Daddy, you will live through the many pictures we have of you. Daddy, you put your faith and trust in Jehovah God. We know Jehovah will remember you. You are in Jehovah’s Memory. You have a sure hope of a Resurrection.

John 5:28,29 says,

    “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice, and come out, those who did good things to a Resurrection of life and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement.”

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Condolence Messages

  1. Kelin Gilmore Sr and family

    You will be missed. See you in the resurrection.

  2. The Merkledove Family and Friends. Rest assured that your loved one is in Jehovah’s memory. I pray you find comfort and peace as you look forward to seeing your loved ones very soon. Acts 24:15 assures us “There is going to be a resurrection.” Keep the faith and hope.

  3. Patricia Wilson

    With sincerity and sympathy for you and the family of Br.Merkledove. May Jehovah continue to sustain you now and into the new world to come.
    2Corinthians 1:3,4

    Patricia T. Wilson in
    Chesapeake , Virginia

  4. Donald and Cynthia Herbelin

    may Jehovah be with all of you! Just around the corner!

  5. I was very happy to spend a lot of time around John. His faith was strong and he was a humble man and a terrific husband and Father. He was a father figure to me also. My deepest sympathy to the strong family.

  6. Ginger D Whitfield

    To the Merkeldove family
    It brings me with great sadness of Mr Merkeldove passing. He will be truly missed. We were neighbors on Windsor for a very long time until I moved. He was a very active neighbor some days he would be trimming limbs mowing his lawn riding his bike or working on that old truck of his. I would be a lil scared when he would be on that ladder but he completed his daily activities. I did stop by a few times after I moved and the last visit he was ill.. Im so glad that I got that chance to visit . A few times I would pass by but no vehicle and on yesterday I passed by and saw something different on the porch . I knew something wasn’t right and to this was surprising. He is at rest I will keep the family in prayer.

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss. Brother Merkledove was one of the friendliest person around. Anytime we saw him at the Kingdom Hall he always had a smile on his face and a kind word. Look forward to getting to know him better in the paradise earth soon to come. Terry and Linda Brink

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