Elizabeth L. Merrill

Elizabeth L. Merrill, 92, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Clarence and Leila Lasher.

On June 27, 1943, she married Jesse H. Merrill; they would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this June. They raised their family in Ballston Spa and moved to Georgia in 2002 to live with their son David and his wife Carolyn.

Peggy was a people person and made friends with everyone she met. She was a mom to all the Navy men that rented their home on South Street in Ballston Spa. She loved playing cards with her husband Jesse and their friends. She enjoyed reading Family Circle and Woman’s Day magazines from cover to cover. Peggy’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and she treasured the memories she made with them.

She was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Leila Lasher, sisters Marienne Koval and Janice Agnew, and great grandson Dillan Jesse Peacock.

Peggy is survived by her husband Jesse and their children, Donna Perkins and her husband Richard of Ballston Spa, David Merrill and his wife Carolyn of Jonesboro, GA, Rev. Debra Peacock and her dear friend Carol Finke of Argyle, and Darren Merrill and his wife Jane of Fayetteville, GA; grandchildren Susan Martin (Brian), Shari Desrosier (Kevin), Scott Perkins (Nicole), Stephen Perkins, Corey Merrill (Jody), Kier Palmer (James) Jesse Merrill, III (Laura Glass) and Stacey Leombruno (Mark); ten great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 19 from 12pm to 1pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 1pm. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Peggy may be made to Harbor Grace Hospice, 320 Parkway Dr. 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Guest Book

Steve & Bonnie Page

Dear Deb (and family), We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the rest of the family and friends. May God give you comfort and peace.

Cindy and Mitchel Smith

Deb, We are so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and we cherished her friendship. We have such fond memories of good times, silly times and the time she sent Jesse over to our house "right away" to help with a plumbing emergency. My mom loved her and often spoke of the time we all got so silly at a Women's Society program. May the blessings of good memories sustain you and, please, remember us to your dad and share out condolences. She was one of the great highlights of our time in Ballston Spa. Love and blessings to all.

Pastors Nancy and Larry Russell, Cornerstone District UNY

Dear Debra and family,

We surely are in continual prayer for you. Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your time of grief. Know that God is with you every step of the way. In prayer and care.

Ardella Baxter Hutchins

David, Jesse and family,
I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady. My folks were good friends with your mom and dad. May your memories sustain you during this sad time.

Cyndi Page and Landin

Dear Stacey, I am so very sorry for your loss of your Nana. I am so glad Aiden and you got to share one more visit with her. Condolences, prayers and hugs to you at this time of grieving. I know you have some beautiful memories to keep you warm. Prayers to the rest of your family members also.

Cindy Winslow

Your whole family is like my own, and she was like a Grandmother to me as well. Time changes things and people grow apart, however we never forget the people who influence us as children and help shape us into the adults we become. I am thankful to you for allowing me to be a part of all your lives. I am very blessed to have known her and you were all very lucky to have her as long as you did. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Stacey you will always be my sister, love you to the moon and back!!!

Beth and Richard

We are so very sorry for your loss. Even though your Mom had a full, busy life, it is unbearable to lose a parent. Love to you Deb

Patti & Jessica Ingram

Jesse & family
We are so sorry for your loss. Peg was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. We will keep the family in our prayers.
Love, Patti & Jessica

Scott Perkins

I will forever be thankful we were part of each other's lives.
I love you and will miss you.

Ann (Parillo) Pettit

Kier & Family: Sorry to hear about your Grandma. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.