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Merry Gale Tanner Hewett, 70, of Lexington, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Born in Hemingway, SC, on January 19, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Charles Flint Tanner and Lucille Spigner Tanner.
Merry graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and was a registered X-Ray Technician, receiving her certification from Baptist Hospital in 1969. She retired from University of South Carolina Orthopedics.
She was a member of Saluda River Baptist Church and the We Care Sunday School Class. Merry was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and was joyfully prepared for her Homegoing. She started each day in her favorite chair with her Bible in her lap and surrounded by her devotional books, spending many hours in prayer and study. Her Bible was worn from cover to cover and filled with notations. She had the ability to see the best in everyone and encourage them with her tender kindness and by sharing her faith and unconditional love. She faced each challenge with a smile and sweet spirit. She led many souls to the Lord and leaves a legacy for Christ. God was the center of her life and thoughts and Jesus was her motivation.
Merry was a devoted Wife, a cherished Mother, Sister, and Friend. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roy Hewett; daughter, Amy (Timothy) Fenegan; son, Ryan Hewett; grandchildren, Kellan, Bruce, Xander, and EllaVive; sisters, Marilyn Dianne (Mike) Lewis; Lori (Jerry) Poston; Brother Charles (Cecelia) Tanner, all of Hemingway,SC. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Flint and Lucille Tanner.
Merry was an accomplished athlete, earning All-State Honors in Basketball, Captain of the Cheerleading Team, played Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch Softball, Water Aerobics, and Tennis for many years, only stopping when the Parkinson’s Disease would no longer allow her to play. She was an Honor Student, Student Leader, and Miss Senior 1967. She was an avid supporter and member of the Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group, participating in research studies and was a featured model in their annual Fashion for a Cure Fundraiser for several years.
Services will be held Friday, March 15th, 1:00 pm, at Barr-Price Funeral Home, 609 Northwood Rd, Lexington, SC 29072. Visitation to follow the service.
In her Honor and Memory, memorials may be made to: Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group, PO Box 1393, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202,