Natalee Ruth Merriman

January 11, 2001 - December 16, 2018

Natalee Merriman

Natalee Merriman, 17, of Nederland, died Sunday, December 16, 2018. She was born January 11, 2001, in Port Arthur, to Pamela Jean Murray Merriman and Roy Shane Merriman.

Natalee seemed to have grown up overnight and lived life to the fullest. She was a college student and even took college courses while she was in high school. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, traveling, and having a good time at Port Neches Park at the river.

Survivors include her parents, Pamela and Shane Merriman; sister, Amanda Murray; brothers, Casey Pelton and Zachary Merriman; grandmother, Jessie Faye Merriman; aunts, Elda Merriman and her husband, Anthony Nomura, II., all of Nederland; Natalie Lavigne and her husband, Mike, of Beeville; and Nancy McFaddin and her husband, Andrew; step-grandmother, Cookie Merriman; niece, Miranda McBride; nephew, Conner Pelton; and numerous family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her son, Abel Kolten Smith; niece, Gwen Marie Bonsall; grandfather, David Merriman; grandparents, Patricia and Smile Burgess; and uncle, Luther Merriman.

A gathering of Natalee’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Beaumont, Inc., 3000 West Cedar, Beaumont, Texas 77702 or to Texas Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230.


Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, December 20, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (17)

  • Wesley Bernard

    21 December 2018 at 01:31 | #

    Im so sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such a beautiful girl to be taken away so soon.


  • Cherie gauthier (wheeler)

    20 December 2018 at 11:15 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and prayers ??✝️??As you try to heal such a beautiful young child I pray God helps you heal from such a very difficult time


  • Jennifer Hooks

    20 December 2018 at 03:09 | #

    So sad to hear of her passing. This is such a tragedy. She was friends with my daughter. Definitely reminded me to hug my kids and tell them I love them. One truly never knows when the opportunity to do so will be taken away. Rest in peace sweet girl.



    20 December 2018 at 02:02 | #

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family . I never meet Natalee but i know she had to be a special person to be a child of this family. If there any thing I can do just let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Jo Walton Wiedenfeld

    19 December 2018 at 00:55 | #

    We are very very sadden for such a wonderfu and beautiful life to pass on. Natalies was Seth Davis great friend, He is sending his love and prayers and so are we. God be with you all. So very sorry. She will be greatly missed. In our hearts forever.


  • Ginny Parker

    18 December 2018 at 23:35 | #

    My condolences to your family. Natalee was my student. She entered my life in January of 2015. I saw a young woman who was going through some new experiences. She left me in February having gone through a very difficult time, and then came back to me again to end her 8th grade year. She came back with a spirit that I’ve seen in no other. She worked hard, never complained and ended the year with with my heart! She will always be in my heart. I pray for her and her family during this time.


  • Rhonda Sullins

    18 December 2018 at 22:29 | #

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a child never goes away. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.


    • Rhonda Sullins

      20 December 2018 at 00:30 | #

      The pain that stays with you after you lose your child is enormous, relentless , you can’t catch a clean breath. I understand. You may find a small amount of comfort from other who have suffered similar losses. If you need anything or just to talk, I’m here. God bless this family.


  • Kim Warren

    18 December 2018 at 21:16 | #

    Prayers for the family she was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her and loved her out personality and her smile.


  • Gibbs Darrell

    18 December 2018 at 18:47 | #

    Natalee was such a sweet soul. My daughters grew up with spending countless hours laughing and having fun. She will always have a special place in my families heart. Mr Shane and Mrs Pam you are special people. Love you too so much.


  • Paula D Teller

    18 December 2018 at 18:23 | #

    Prayers for Natalees Family & Friends. May Our Mother Mary wrap you in her loving arms ?


  • Helen Keltz

    18 December 2018 at 17:53 | #

    Sending Love & Prayers to all of you at this difficult heart breaks for all of you for your loss!!..??♥️??


  • Bridgette Newman

    18 December 2018 at 16:01 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.


  • Suzie Tweedel

    18 December 2018 at 14:23 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God place his healing hands upon you all to bring comfort and strength.


  • tammy walker

    18 December 2018 at 02:47 | #

    Many prayers are being said for Natalee's family. She was a very nice student and will be missed. God speed your healing process and remember the good times your family had together


  • Whitt family

    18 December 2018 at 02:20 | #

    Prayers for your family


  • Ayah Spencer

    17 December 2018 at 22:12 | #

    Natalee was such a beautiful person, inside and out. There wasn’t a single time we were together that she didn’t have everybody laughing. She was such a pure soul and understood the value of living life to the fullest. Prayers to her family. Gone but never forgotten sweet girl❤️


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