Sergeant U.S. Army Willie James Merchant, Sr. 71 of Cameron, NC formerly of Hempstead, New York passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC.
Willie was born November 19, 1946 in Orville, Alabama to the late Madison and Pauline Merchant. He was preceded in death by his brother, Brady Merchant and sister, Janice Dreher.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:30 am at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Ft. Bragg with military honors.
Willie is survived by his sons, Willie James Merchant, Jr. and wife Keri, Richard A. Merchant, and Xavier A. Moore; daughter, Lamisha Furline; brothers, Charles, Madison “Buck”, Jack, John and Loveless Merchant and sisters, Pauline Schultz, Ann Merchant, Ethel Payne and Maxine Spradley; grandchildren, James Elijah, Justice, Savannah, Aaliyah, Logan, Avah, and Jameer Moore; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved dog, Bathsheba.
Celebration of Life
Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery
Friday May 18th, 2018
8220 Bragg Blvd.
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310
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Submitted by PS on May 17 2018 04:16:46 PM
I’m very sorry about the loss of your loved one. Remember the Bible’s promise at John 25:8. May Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Yvonne Jenkins on May 15 2018 07:47:30 PM
To the families and loved ones of Mr Merchant,it is in these times that we all are in great need of comfort. And almighty God has promised at revelation 21:4 that he will do away with death, pain, and sorrow. So,you draw close to God in prayer And he will give us comfort and help us to endure. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.
Submitted by Charles.R on May 13 2018 07:04:35 AM
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