In Loving Memory Of DOROTHY J. MERRITT July 31, 1949 – June 7, 2004 For all those times you stood by me; For all the truth you made me see; For all the joy you brought to my life; For all the wrong that you made right; For every dream you made come true; From all the love I found in you, I’ll be forever thankful; You’re the one who held me up and never let me fall; You’re the one who saw me through it all. I lost my faith, you gave it back to me; You said no star was out of reach; You stood by me and I stood tall; I had your love, I had it all; I am grateful for each day you gave me; Maybe I don’t know that much, but I know this much is true; I am blessed because I was loved by you. You were my strength when I was weak; You were my voice when I couldn’t speak; You were my eyes when I couldn’t see; You saw the best there was in me; I am everything I am because you loved me. Happy birthday, Mom. You are deeply loved and greatly missed. Love, Tammy, Brianna & Del Jim & Laurie, Meghan, Brady & Madison