Merious Winford ‘Mert’ Whitehurst, 85, automotive aide with Virginia Beach Police Department

Merious Winford 'Mert' Whitehurst
Merious Winford ‘Mert’ Whitehurst

Merious Winford “Mert” Whitehurst, 85, of Virginia Beach, went home peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife; nephew, Buddy; and special friend, Michelle.

Born in Princess Anne County, he was the son of the late Marvin and Mollie Whitehurst. He retired from Norfolk Paint Company after 30 years of service and was currently employed by Virginia Beach Police Department as an automotive aide. He was an active member of Church of Christ at Creeds.

Left to honor Mert and remember his love are his wife of 62 years, Betty Jean; and a host of nieces, nephews and many special friends.

Mert was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Juanita, Mildred, Marion and Gladys; and brother; Marvin Jr.

Mert’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care these past few days. Thank you to our family and close friends for all your prayers and love these past few months and a special recognition goes out to the Virginia Beach City Police Department, for their ongoing outpouring of love and support during this time of illness.

The family will receive family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at Church of Christ at Creeds, 5500 Morris Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Interment will be held in the Bruce-Whitehurst Cemetery.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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