Merrilyn Rickert Sease was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and friend. Most importantly, she was a child of God. She died on December 27, 2021 at age 70.
She was born to Willene Evans Rickert and Harold Russel Rickert on October 21, 1951 in Macon, GA. After graduating from Effingham County High School, she went on to attend Georgia Southwestern and obtain a degree from Armstrong College. She then went on to graduate from Midlands Tech Nursing School. She was a retired nurse.
Merrilyn was the wife to the late Rev. Milas “Mike” Yoder Sease, III. Together they had two children: Angela Sease Reid (Zeb) and Russel Franklin Sease (Jaclyn). She was also the proud Mimi of Zoe and Zarek Reid, Jackson, Elon, and Gordon Sease.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and aunt, Mary Wilma Wells.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Wiles Chapel of Newberry College, Newberry, SC. Family will greet friends in Smeltzer Hall, following the service. Services will be conducted by Bishop Kevin L. Strickland of the Southeastern Synod ELCA and The Rev.Terry M. Amick of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church of Newberry, SC.
Memorials may be given to The Living Hope Foundation in Newberry, SC and the Chapin We Care Center.