1952 - 2009

Merilynn Jane Richards, 57, of Jay, Okla. passed away Friday, December 4th, 2009 peacefully in Tulsa, Okla. Merilynn was born in Claremore, Okla. on October 13, 1952, the daughter of Claude and Patrecia (Sixkiller) Black.

Merilynn is preceded in death by her father Claude Black, one brother; James Black, and two children; Angle Richards and Jeremy Richards.

Merilynn is survived by her mother Patrecia, two daughters; Darcie Lancaster and husband Ryan of Jay, Okla. and Dana Richards of Jay, Okla, one son; Dustin Black and wife Amanda of Jay, Okla. Three sisters; Annie Black of Jay, Okla, Regina Goins and husband Terry of Jay, Okla, Sallie Hutchison and husband Joe of Jay, Okla. She also leaves behind five grandchildren Tamika Black, Cheyenne Black, Mazie Lancaster, Lucian Black, and C.K. Lancaster and one great-grandchild Destin Smoke.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 8, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, Okla. Services will be held Wednesday December 9, 2009 at 10 a.m.. Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, Okla. with Rev. Johnny Scott and Rev. T.W. Lunsford officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.funeralservicesofgrandlake.com.