Celebrating the life of

Carolyn Saunders Merritt

April 19, 1960 - April 11, 2021

Carolyn Saunders Merritt

Carolyn Saunders Merritt passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was a nurse manager for St. Joseph's/Candler and a team leader for Hospice. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elsie H. Donaldson and sister, Ione H. DeVries. She is survived by her loving companion and step-father to her children of 24 years, Perry Daugherty; her daughter, Sarah Megan Petrea Pappas (Mark); her son, John Mitchell Merritt II; sisters, Holly Hale of Savannah, GA; Melissa Boye (Chris) of Cape Coral, FL, two nieces and a nephew; brother, Franklin Forbes (Barbara) of Statesboro, GA; her best friend, Lucy Gilpin of Savannah, GA.

Carolyn and her family would like to acknowledge with grateful hearts, Mark A. Taylor, MD; Masood Ahmed, MD and their staff.

Visitation will be held at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Bonaventure Cemetery.




Our heart are broken. My sister will be missed tremendously by our family.

- Melissa, Chris and family , Cape Coral, Florida

You were a 2nd momma to me since Megan and I were in the 3rd grade..We've always joked about me being the "favorite" daughter..but you really did make me feel like i was your daughter. You will be missed so much by so many. You and my mom will have a great time up there! Love you and your family and will be here if anyone of them need anything!!

- Angel Wilson, Midway, Ga

Carolyn was such a strong fighter and inspiration to everyone that knew her. My heart is broken and I can’t believe she’s gone. I’m thankful for the 13-1/2 years I knew Carolyn . I love and miss her.

- Mark Pappas, Irmo, Sc

To,the family Mrs.Caroyln Merritt were my nurse manager at St Joseph's / Candler the best nurse manager I ever had she will be miss sleep in Heavenly Peace to the family & friends turn you all tears into a sea of love I love you.

- Corletta L.Hardy, Porthwenworth, Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Your daughter , Savannah , GA

Megan I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. You and all the family have been in my prayers. My heartfelt condolences sweetheart. Your mom will live on in you Beautiful; all your memories together. Love you sweetheart.

- Margie Arnold, Manvel , Tx

Carolyn was a true lover of all four legged felines. I knew her thru the Islands Feral Cat Project. She was a kind and beautiful spirit, and I am blessed to have known her. God Bless Perry and all of her dear family at this sad time. She is in the palm of God's hand. Melonie Kinert, Savannah GA

- Melonie Kinert, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you

- Wendy Benton, Cross, SC

Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

- Richee & Jaime Boye, Cape Coral, FL

she was always there for all of my lowest point lifted me up.Carolyn I know you are in a special place now. well deserved after a life well lived. see you on the other side sweet heart.

- gordon perry, Thunderbolt, GA

Dear Megan, Mark and All the Family, Our heartfelt and genuine prayers of comfort and peace for you are being offered up at this time of mixed emotions. May our God of all comfort and peace give you great comfort, peace with these words from Christ who said, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as only Savior] will live even if he (she) dies...." John 11;25 Amplified Version Wish we could be there to support you, but I know Mark will represent us well. With all our love and prayers!!!

- Mom and Dad Pappas and Family, Irmo, SC

A candle has been lit!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

- Johnstone Family , Moody, AL

Our Family Mourns for Carolyn. We have not talked for years. But we think of her and her family often. Our prayers go out to the family and we are sorry for your loss.

- Earl&Karen Smith, pembroke, Georgia

You are in our thoughts and prayers

- Herbert Mackey, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel