Merrie Freeman Posey, a beloved wife of 48 years, mother of 4 children, and grandmother to eleven beautiful grandchildren, resident of St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at the age of 71.
Merrie is survived by her husband, Reverend J. Stephen Posey, her sons Stephen and John Posey, her daughters Rebekah LaBouff and Sarah Long, siblings Joye Hancock and Reverend George Freeman, in addition to many loving extended family members.
Merrie was a thoughtful, loving homemaker and an indispensable ministry partner to the numerous church communities she and Steve served together in each of the last 6 decades (’70’s-’20’s). Merrie’s sweet smile and calming presence brought encouragement, hope, and a sense of peace to innumerable family, friends, and church members through her years in ministry, both in person and via her daily words of encouragement online (from her favorite red chair). Merrie deeply loved her kids and grandkids, constantly keeping them in her prayers, undoubtedly saving them from all sorts of trouble down through the years.
Merrie was, perhaps, the world’s most prolific yard sale shopper. She’d go out with friends to hunt for thrifty treasure just about every weekend, only to give away the spoils of her conquest to friends and family, finding particular joy in sharing just how little she actually paid for each useful thing. Anytime she was home, Merrie had a canine friend by her side. Parker was the latest tail-wagging, treat-craving companion of hers. He was with her to the end and misses her dearly. Merrie lived in all sorts of places over the years, but her favorite place to be was always the beach. She was so thrilled that she and Steve moved to St. Simon’s to spend this new chapter of their retired life together.
Ultimately, Merrie sought to honor God with the humble, fruitful way she lived, bringing people closer to the source of her eternal hope— Jesus.
A Celebration of Merrie’s life will be conducted 11:00am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Chapel of the Glennville Funeral Home.
Glennville Funeral Home is serving the Posey family.