Mrs. Ethel Rudisill Merrill “entered His Gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise” on September 13, 2021.

Ethel was born to John Wesley and Maudie Bivens Rudisill on March 20, 1934, in Vale, N.C. She married Lonnie Allan Merrill on June 1, 1958. He preceded her in death in July of 2010.

Ethel was a faithful member of Williamson’s Chapel UMC in Mooresville, N.C., and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, walking, exercising at the YMCA, and league bowling.

Ethel is survived by her son, Mark Merrill (Suzanne) of Mount Ulla, N.C.; daughter, Kelly Pullium (Marc) of Newton, N.C.; grandchildren, Kristen, Katie, Allison, Adam, and Austin; great-grandson, Sam; and brother, Paul Rudisill (Linda) of Vale.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service following at 2 p.m. at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Pitts officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville.

Mrs. Ethel asked that any memorials be made to Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Merrill family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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