Anne Merritt


ROSSVILLE Teresa Anne McBroom Merritt, 57, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and Rossville area. Anne was known for her generosity and enormous heart, and she took care of many of the neighborhood children becoming known as "Miss Anne". Anne also had a love for animals and took care of many strays over the years. Her passions in life were her family, her grandchildren who referred to her as Mimi, her friends, and taking care of others.She was preceded in death by her father, Ed "Big Ed" McBroom; and grandmother, Geneva Keller.Survivors include her husband of 33 1/2 years, Dennis Merritt; two daughters, Brandi (Eric) Coleman, of Ringgold and Rachel Lewis, of Chattanooga; mother, Wanda McBroom, of Ringgold; two grandchildren, Hailey Merritt, of Ringgold and Olivia Coleman, of Ringgold; two brothers, Charles Edward McBroom II, of Ooltewah and Monty McBroom, of Ringgold; sister, Pam Blackwell of Chattanooga; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Brother Fate Thomas officiating.Interment will follow in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. Friday until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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