Wayland ‘Fooky’ Merriwether, 64, member of St. Mark AME Church

Wayland 'Fooky' Merriwether
Wayland ‘Fooky’ Merriwether

Wayland “Fooky” Merriwether, 64, entered into eternal rest Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Wayland Edward “Fooky” Merriwether was born Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1954, in Virginia Beach to the late Gordon “Cid” Merriwether and Corine H. Merriwether. He earned a general education diploma, and soon after, began working for the City of Virginia Beach, where he remained for 39 years until his retirement. Fooky was a member of St. Mark AME Church.

In addition to his father, Fooky was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard Jones and Eva Dunn; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Gladys Merriwether; and nephew, Curtis Merriwether.

Fooky’s memory will be cherished by his daughter, Chanel Turner; grandson, Cha’Vion Turner; mother, Corine H. Merriwether; siblings, Curtis B. Merriwether, Stacy L. Merriwether, Andre Williams and Allen Creekmore; aunt, Maxine Collick, who he especially adored; two special friends who are also considered to be brothers that will cherish his memory as well, Johnny McCray and Herman “Pep” Miles; three additional special friends, Carolyn M. Palmer, Patricia Day and Gail Ward. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services, 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach.

Share online condolences with the family at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services.

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