Addie Mae Merrie, daughter of Elbert and Onada Mae (Williams) Watts was born February 13, 1931 in McCloud, OK and departed this life to be with our Lord surrounded by loved ones on February 2, 2019 in Colcord, OK at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 19 days.
She was married to Coleman “Pete” Merrie and to this union 6 children were born; Stan, Donna, Patricia, Douglas, Tonna and Nikki. She enjoyed the duties of being a very loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She enjoyed, flowers, gardening and the outdoors especially fishing with her grandkids. She was also a great cook, you would never leave her home hungry as she loved to cook for everyone in the neighborhood. She always made every grandkid their favorite dessert on holidays. Mae was a member of Faith Tabernacle for many years and was unmovable in her faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Pete Merrie, son; Stan Merrie and brother; Elbert Watts.
Mae is survived by a very loving family that includes her daughter in law who was like a daughter; Sharol Merrie, children; Donna Merrie, Patricia Merrie, Douglas Merrie and wife Karen all of Stilwell, OK, Tonna Merrie and partner Amy Farmer of Memphis, TN, and Nikki Murray of Tahlequah, OK. Grandchildren; Kerrie Fourkiller, Michael Merrie and wife Bobbi all of Stilwell, OK, Jeanne Parnell and husband Elvin of Smithville, OK, Audie McMurtrey and wife Kasey of Wakefield, KS, Sammy McMurtrey and wife Tiffany of Watson, OK, Judy Sinclair of Stilwell, OK, Zach Merrie and wife Amy of Bella Vista, AR, Seth Merrie, Ryan Still, Candice Still, Kari Still, Jobey Still all of Stilwell, OK, Jessica Merrie of Memphis, TN, Spencer Wadsworth and husband Grayson of Bentonville, AR, Dee Ann Walston of Tahlequah, OK, 19 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends also survive her.
I loved Mae, she was one of a kind. She had such a big heart and so much artistic talent. She was just amazing. And her love for the Lord shone through her every day. She was such an inspiration to me for many years. I worked with her at Stilwell WM for a couple of years when she lived at Peavine, then after she moved to Mena I didn't see her again until she moved back. It was almost like she had never been gone. She allowed me to practice quilting with her beautiful quilt tops and was always willing to share techniques and time with anyone who needed it. I have missed her a lot since I moved, then she moved again. I am glad she did know just how much I loved and admired her. Prayers of blessings and comfort for all of her family.
Cheryl KimbleCookson, OK
Loved this lady for many years. Sorry will not be able to attend services for her. She loved Jesus, and her family. Praying for you all.
Carolyn KesterStilwell, OK
Ellen WorkmanStilwell, OK