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Merri Jo (Sayer) Jones

June 28, 1955 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Merri Jones Obituary

Merri Jo Jones, age 68 of Mishawaka, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Saturday, December 23, 2023.  Merri was born June 28, 1955, in South Bend, Indiana to the late Nick and Felicia Sayer.  Following her graduation from Mishawka High School, Merri worked for several years as a bank teller before opening her in-home day care, where she cared for numerous children over the years.

Surviving is her son, Nick Jones and his wife DaLynn, her sister Lou Ann Hazen and her husband Tony, her granddaughters Laila, Grace, Adalynn and Lilyahna Jones, her mother Felicia Sayer, and her former husband William Jones, all of Mishawaka.  Her son, Adam Jones and her brother Nick Sayer preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the 2pm funeral service on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.  Cremation will follow services and Merri will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

Merri had a kind heart and a gentle soul. Her life was a testament to the quiet strength that lies in compassion and understanding. Her willingness to help others knew no bounds. Whether it was a kind word, a helping hand, or just being there, Merri was always willing to step in and give.

She had a great passion for her dogs, and especially adored her wiener dog “December,” who Merri jokingly referred to as “her first grandbaby.”  Her furry friends were a part of her family, a source of unconditional love and joy. Merri also loved to listen to rock and roll and enjoyed all kinds of music.

Her sons were the center of her world, and her love for them was endless. She shared a special bond with each of them, guiding them through life's challenges with wisdom and patience. The loss of her son Adam was very difficult for Merri, yet she carried on with grace, keeping his memory alive in her heart and in the stories she shared.  Her granddaughters were her pride and joy, and she cherished every moment spent with them. Merri's quiet nature was complemented by a wonderful sense of humor, a combination that endeared her to many.

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December 30, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561


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