Molly Katherine Merson

August 3, 1990 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 30)



Molly Katherine Merson 

August 3, 1990 ~ February 21, 2021


Molly Katherine Merson went peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of February 21.  Molly was a sweet, kind, and loving soul who was quiet and introspective .She always chose her words with  caution and care.  Her sharp wit and perfectly timed humor would catch you off guard and have you laughing until you cried.  Molly, a loyal friend to so many, treasured memories made with those she loved above all else.  She always listened with her whole heart and would offer insight, wisdom and encouragement that measured well beyond her years.  Out of the four sisters, she was always the lucky one who would win the big bingo jackpot, find $20 on the sidewalk, or pick a four leaf clover out of a patch when no one else could.  She kept a collection of cards and momentos (four leaf clovers, fortunes, doodles, feathers, and scripture).  “ I have set the Lord always before me, because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken” Psalm 16:8.  Molly was so brave.  The world can be so hard for someone who feels everything so deeply, and she always faced her fears.  Once, she moved to Texas by herself for a new job opportunity at a Veterinary hospital.  Animals were her passion and life’s work.  Her genuine caring showed through her skilled work at veterinary clinics where she earned the admiration of co-workers and doctors alike.  Molly was compassionate, intelligent, knowledgeable and always an asset to the team as she deeply cared for all people and pets alike, especially her pitbull rescue Frankie (who has a larger personality than most people), and her beloved cat Marley (after Bob Marley-who helped remind her that “Every little thing is gonna be alright.”)


Among her many hobbies, cars were at the top.  At age 13 she cleaned houses to buy her first ‘project’ Jetta and gleefully set out making it her own, including pink calibers.  Her deep knowledge and history of cars was so surprising!  She was always watching and was a self learner of many things.  By the age 3 she could swim like a dolphin and many days were spent swimming in the pool at her childhood home with family and friends.  Sketching, sculpting, and sewing were a creative outlet for Molly and a way for her to process her feelings.  A self-proclaimed piercing artist;  Molly pierced her own ears at the age of 8 in the back of an unsuspecting friend’s van.  Countless other belly buttons and ear lobes along the way fell subject to Molly’s apprenticeship.  She played field hockey and softball at Old Mill Senior High and graduated in 2008, where she made so many wonderful friends and memories.  She was a civil war history buff, and always had a lot of random facts to share about numerous subjects. 


Molly knew absolutely that God was on her side, had faith in a better life, and knew she was unconditionally and fully loved.  “In Peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4:8.  Molly is rejoicing in heaven with her father, Edward W. Merson Jr. , sister Jennifer Rose Merson, grandfather Cecil Yelton, grandfather Edward Warren Merson Sr., and grandmother Ruth Woods, who all preceded her in death.  Here on Earth, she is survived by her mother Laura (Yelton) Merson, and three sisters.  Ashley Sadowski and husband Derek, Tori Harris and husband Jimmy, and Lilly Merson.  Her adoring nieces Stella, Mila, and Auri Sadowski and Hailey, Loa, and Iva Harris will carry on her love of animals and forever search out the brightest star in the sky to remind them that Aunt Molly is shining down on them. She will be deeply missed by her Granny, Iva Mae Yelton, and her Pop-pop,Clarence Woods, as well as her many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Our hearts are shattered.  Molly is gone too soon, forever held dear in our hearts. We take comfort in knowing she is now fully at peace.


An intimate Celebration of Mollys life will be held in the spring at the Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm in Severn.  Details as we know them will be shared here.  In lieu of flowers, Molly would want all donations to be sent to her four legged friends at the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS)

We invite you to come spend a peaceful afternoon wandering the gardens and gazebos at Willow Oak while remembering what a vibrant and beautiful soul Molly was.  Each of the two gazebos on the property will have pictures and memories of Molly inside, as well as cards for you to share a memory you have with her.  We are really looking forward to hearing all of your stories, and believe they will bring us some happiness in our time of grief. We will have time for friends and family to visit from 12-1:30pm and a service following at 1:30 (which all are welcome to attend).   The last two hours from 2pm-4pm are reserved for immediate family only.  Please observe social distancing and mask wearing protocols while in the gazebos and buildings at Willow Oak.  Feel free to come and go as you please, and dress is casual and comfortable (just as Molly would want). 




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