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Erma Louise (Reed) Merrill

July 18, 1937 — February 15, 2023

Graveside service for Erma Louise (Reed) Merrill, 85 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on July 18, 1937 in Badger Lee community, Oklahoma to Mellie Elsie (Ussrey) Reed and George Bate Reed and passed away on February 15, 2023 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Mrs. Merrill was a retired secretary from the Sequoyah County Court Clerk’s Office and a member of Eastside Baptist Church where she attended the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation, an OU Football fan and was known for her impeccable fashion and style.

Survivors are one daughter, Leslie Jacobs of Sallisaw, OK; two grandchildren, Jade Griffith and Chris of Sallisaw, OK and Daniel Jacobs of Muskogee, OK; two great-grandsons, Tre Obregon of Lake Charles, LA and Jackson Obregon of Sallisaw, OK; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Marian Doris (Reed) Goodwin, Mary Lois (Reed) Risenhoover and Margaret Ann (Reed) Ward and one brother, George “Doyle” Reed.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Merrill, Tre Obregon, Jackson Obregon and Daniel Jacobs.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Saturday, 2 – 8 pm Sunday and 10 am – 8 pm Monday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw where the family will greet 6 – 8 pm Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

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