Food Culinary 11

Elaine Merew

1952 ~ 2021 (age 69)


I didn’t hang on, nothin’ lasts forever but the earth and the sky; It slips away. So now I’m just dust in the wind as of December 22, 2021. I didn’t think I would see 60 being the hippy I was, but I was blessed with my sweet pea grandson Corbin James and fought the battle we call life to see him grow.  

On October 13, 1952 Janet and Quincey Merew were blessed with their last baby and named her Elaine Merew (obviously they ran out of middle names). I grew up in South Town, went to Maysville High School and the Vocational School where I met my lifelong friends Mary McDaniel, Linda Whittington, and the late Rhonda Cottrell. I turned 18 and went to work on the hill and on Linden. I soon left this town to make a life for myself in TX but life brought me back with a baby on the way. It took a village to raise my kid and I want to make sure to tell all those that were part of my village, thank you. Most people will remember me from bartending at JR’s and being the best **** bartender this town had ever seen. I made my escape again in 1998 to Florida, and my daughter the light of my eye, my reason for living blessed me with my Sweat Pea grandson Corbin James. Don’t you know I ended up back in this cold town again, but this time to watch my Sweat Pea grow.

Over the years I went to lunch with my sisters and could not have made it as long as I did without the support from Mary, Linda, Rolly, and my sister Sue Merew.

I’ve left behind my sister Sue Merew, Daughter Kayla Merew (Babe Grissett), my beloved grandson Corbin Merew, my lifelong friends Mary McDaniel, Linda Whittington, Rolly Edwards, as well as the many families that adopted my family along the way. Don’t mourn me too long, you will all be ok. Make sure you kiss my grandbaby for me as much as possible.

Now to mention those who passed before me, honestly, the list is long, but I’ll keep it short. My brother James Merew, my sister Gloria Merew and many friends who became my family throughout my life.



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