Glendlyn Mellis Merinkers
1934 - 2022
Lyerly Funeral Home
523 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC
Glendlyn Mellis Merinkers CONCORD, NC - Glendlyn "Laney" Mellis Merinkers passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022. Laney was born in Charleston, South Carolina on April 27, 1934, and was one of many brothers and sisters. She retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard, having worked in various positions throughout her career. However, Laney's real work was defined in her service to her family. She worked tirelessly to make a house a real home. Laney was a kind, loving person who always took time to listen to the needs of others. She loved to bake and cook, and she felt this was a calling in her life. Laney believed that providing home baked goods to others would bring a ray of sunshine into their lives. She was a true friend to many, and she always strived to help others in any way possible. Her faith was an important part of her life, and through her words and witness, she helped many to live a Christ centered life. As a Christian woman she exemplified God's love of family, friends, and anyone in need. She is predeceased by her husband, George, her parents and three siblings. Her surviving family includes son, Nick Merinkers, (Heather); daughters, Sharon Heavner (Ed); Brenda Hydrick; Holly Bell (Andy); Kim Janacek; Laura Martin; Gina Mock (Tommy); Angie Smoak (Larry). She is also survived by four siblings. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Alexandra, Alexis, Aubrey, Chad, Chelsie, Miranda. She also leaves behind several great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at Broadus Baptist Church, 59 Green Street, Concord, NC 28027. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Broadus Baptist Church. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Merinkers family. Online condolences may be made at Visit our guestbook at
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2022.
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I'm so sorry to hear that Ms Laney has passed. She was such a kind and soft spoken woman. I will always remember that about her. My love and prayers to all the family. God Bless you all
Renee White
January 17, 2022
Laney was such a strong woman, always there for each of us girls. She loved for us to text back and forth and it was amazing to me that she learned texting later in life. She missed going out dancing and we often talked about that. She will be greatly missed. Love you Laney! Enjoy your time in heaven. Until we are back together... Brenda Hydrick
Brenda Hydrick
January 17, 2022
Prayers for family and friends as they celebrate her life. I am honored to have been able to care for her during her end of life.
January 16, 2022
The thing I loved the most about Laney was her perpetual smile and that sweet Southern drawl. You could feel the warmth just oozing out of every pore. She wanted you to be comfortable and welcome at anytime. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and she welcomed my daughter into the family as if she had known her since the day she was born. I learned to Shag from George and her and just as I entrusted my precious daughter to her, she in turn gave us her most precious son Nick. We were both blessed duly blessed. And she will be greatly missed by so many. But I am sure there is some beach music being played in heaven and George and Laney have the floor!
Gwendolyn R Fish
January 16, 2022
When I was a young girl your dad, George was one of my dad's best friends. My dad was Gilbert Smith and he owned the nightclub The Coconut Grove. Your dad being a Chas. County policeman used to come by our home quite often to see my dad. My greatest memories are your dad sitting and playing the piano with me. Oh how I loved your daddy. I wish I had known your mom as she was one gracious lady. My blessings of peace be with each of you. Just wanted to share this wonderful childhood memory I have of your daddy with you at this time when I know your mom and dad are together again. Rhonda Smith 843.708.0034
Rhonda Smith
January 16, 2022
Ms.Laney used to make the best pound cakes, we would get so excited when she would call to let me know she would be making us one, I always will cherish and miss the phone calls, she called every Birthday and sing happy birthday to me, Tommy and Lexy every year, she was a sweet sweet soul and would do anything for anyone, she had a heart of hold, we will miss you so much, rest in peace. We love you Gina, Tommy & Alexis
Gina Mock
January 16, 2022
That picture looks just like I remember her. She had special genes because I don't think she ever aged. She was a beautiful lady.
January 15, 2022
Ms Laney was a gracious, beautiful lady. I always enjoyed being in her company. My sympathies to family.
Pat Martin
January 15, 2022
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