Roberta A. Merrill, 99, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Apri 9, 2020. She was born April 17, 1920, in Quincy, MA, a daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes Axberg. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, J. Bryce Merrill, one sister, and one great-grandson.
Survivors include her brother, Arthur Axberg Jr. (Alice); her sons, Keith Merrill (Carol), Craig Merrill (Denise); her daughters, Claire Adare, and Corinne Merrill; ten grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She was greatly loved by her family and especially by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Roberta was a loving wife and mother; Bible teacher; nature lover; she taught her children to love to read and appreciate art. She was a prayer warrior, and back in the day when she still hung laundry outside, she had all our family member's names on the clothespins and would pray for each of us as she hung up the laundry. Some of us were on more than one clothespin.
She loved the Lord and was a quiet and gentle witness for Him. Roberta and Bryce were faithful in their love for the Lord and we have that promise that we will all be together someday with the Lord. John 3:16
Instead of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Grand Strand Young Life, P.O. Box 3194, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
There will be a private family burial in Montrose, PA with a celebration of life service at a later date in Myrtle Beach, SC.