Mary Ruth Merriweather


Mary Ruth Merriweather was born October 16, 1950 in Gonzales, Texas to Clark Sampleton and Walter Lee Brooks Sampleton. Mary was embraced by the arms of God and taken home to be with him on July 7, 2020

Mary graduated from Gonzales High School in 1970, and later became a licensed beautician.

She grew up in Gonzales around many relatives, family and friends, who loved the Lord and served him faithfully. On February 22, 2008 she married the love of her life Roosevelt Merriweather, Jr. The two remained inseparable up until her death. Mary was a faithful member of Union Lea Baptist Church. She attended Sunday School, mission, Bible study, was a member of the choir and a Deaconess. She would always pray a prayer for her grand-children, daughter, and family every Sunday faithfully.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clark Sampleton and Walter Brooks Sampleton. Sisters; Jonnie Mitchell, and Linda Sampleton.

Mary Ruth Merriweather leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Deacon Roosevelt Merriweather of Gonzales, Texas. One daughter; Joyce Wilson of Waelder, Texas (Elroy Wilson, Jr.), Stepdaughter; Rose Latrice Merriweather of Gonzales, Texas. One brother; Bishop George Sampleton of Bastrop, Texas (Ernestine Sampleton). Three grandchildren; Heather, Krisslynn and David. One special nephew that she loved as a son, Walter Sampleton of Gonzales, Texas (Jennifer Sampleton). Many great-nieces, and nephews. She leaves to cherish a very special aunt, Ward Irene Smith of San Antonio, Texas. A very special friend, John Ben Sexton III. Also, her Union Lea Baptist Church family and friends. Mary’s favorite scripture was Psalm 23.

Services entrusted to the professional care of Harris Funeral Home.