Rochester: Suddenly, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at age 22. Predeceased by her father, Michael Merritt. Survived by her mother, Donna Young; siblings, Patricia (Jason) Gibson, Steven Young, Jr., Donald Young; paternal grandmother, June Merritt; foster mother, Fran Banks; several aunts, uncles and dear friends. Friends may call Saturday (Sept 8th) 9-10 AM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Private Interment. Contributions may be sent to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory. For more information or to sign Merrissa's online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Donna and the rest of the family, Your loss is great. I will keep you all in my prayers while you deal with the loss of Marrissa. Someone so young and fraigle.

  2. I did not have the pleasure of knowing you, Merrissa but I do know your sister, Patty. My prayers and thoughts are with your family as they deal with this very difficult time. May God embrace you all as you give you healing comfort.

  3. I never had the honor of meeting you but I know your sister Patty very very well. I am here on behalf of the lovely group that loves her and wishes you the grace of Gods great passage to a far better place.

    Mac Lewis

  4. Merrissa was always a sweet girl to me. She had a gentle soul. She was my earthly reminder of my cousin, her father, Mike whom I loved very much. Such a shame to lose her so soon. Now the angels are around you, hugging you and giving you comfort. My love and support goes out to the family and close friends. God Bless. Cousin Cindy ♥

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
    Marissa was a lovely young woman and I know that she will be one of God’s special angels watching over her family.

  6. To Merritt/Young Family: I read of your loss, and would like to offer my condolences. Recently, I lost a member of my family, unexpectedly, and I understand the grief and sorrow that you and your family are feeling at this time. Although words cannot fill the emptiness of your loss, I would like to share with you the promise stated at John 5:28,29. ‘ All those in the memorial tombs will hear His (JESUS) voice, and come out to a resurrection of life…’ May I assure you, I am not trying to give or change your religion. The pain of loss is felt, regardless of religion. May you be strengthened and comforted by friends and family through this VERY DIFFICULT time.

  7. yes hi this is stephanie jenkins afriend of merrissa in the past it very sad how people in these world have to do other ijust wanna say god bless her mom her family stay strong have faithin lord ask god heal all pain .merrissa was agood friend of my but it hurtsme more insideof mychest when iheard about it she never bother others .she was a very good girl all ways stay to her self.iwant tosay i love herrrrrrrrrrr miss her but she will be in heart forever an ever iwill alway remember good times an badtimesiwill neverforgethow good of person mybabygirlmerrissa best friend imiss u forever down on bed crying veryhurt family iloveyallfamily staystrong family she in a safe place but at the time .never forget merrissa merrit.ilove umissu alwayz forever rip in peacelovefamily.i hopeto meet family love foreverfromstephanie.seesoon thanks

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