Meridee Dick

February 5, 1961 - September 19, 2009

02/05/1961 - 09/19/2009

Past Services

Thursday September 24, 2009
2:00 pm
Virginia Beach Christian Church
2225 Rose Hall Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Meridee Frances Morrison Dick

Virginia Beach, VA – On Saturday, September 19, 2009, Meridee Frances Morrison Dick was surrounded by family and friends as God brought her home to Him. Meri, the daughter of Frances Hills Gillan and Richard Allen Morrison, was born February 5, 1961, in Wellsville, N.Y.
Meri attended high school in Salisbury, Maryland, and moved to Virginia Beach shortly after graduation. She spent the majority of her adult life in the restaurant business. One of her proudest moments was the opening of her own restaurant, Ballyhoos in Norfolk.
Meri was a warm, sharing, compassionate, vibrant, independent and determined individual. She was creative and loved to serve as the party planner for all her family and friends. Meri easily made friends everywhere she went. She had friends for every stage of her life which she maintained throughout her life.
Family was dear to Meri and she was proud of all of them. She was especially proud of her father’s and two brother’s association with the Fire Department. She made a major contribution to the Virginia Beach Firefighter’s Memorial.
Meri was predeceased by her brother, Jim Kellogg, and her Uncle Jim Morrison. She is survived by her husband, Randy; parents Fran and Lee Gillan, Dick and Sandy Morrison; sister, Sue Kellogg Wells Robert; brothers Rodney Kellogg Brenda, Rik Kellogg, and Matt Morrison Jen; nieces and nephews Christen, Kody, Justin, Whitney, Mitchell, Gary, Michael, Joshua, Erin, Emily, Jimi and Jason; numerous great nieces and nephews; and her very special friends Kelly, Dawn, Sybil and Donna.
She is also survived by her ‘children’, golden retrievers – Sophie Marie and Sammy George. One of Meri’s greatest joys was taking Sophie and Sammy to run on the beach at 64th Street.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 24th at 2 p.m. at Virginia Beach Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Drive, Virginia Beach, with a reception following at the home of her father, Dick Morrison.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the food pantry at Virginia Beach Christian Church.

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Whitney Wells Corfield
7 years ago

Aunt Meri was an amazing friend, sister, daughter, wife and aunt. She was there for everything and I could count on her for anything. She helped me plan my wedding, she stayed at my house before I even had furniture, spent time with me at the beach, and always made me feel loved and special. I loved spending the night at her house. Even when there was nothing to do there was always something to talk about. I’ll miss talking to her on the phone and spending time with her. I couldn’t have asked for a better aunt. I always thought she was the coolest. I love my Aunt Meri.

Cynthia Smith Cowan
7 years ago

Dear Rik and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your Sister. May God Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Rachel Weaver
7 years ago

Hello. I do Pet Therapy visits at Virginia Beach General Hospital. . My dog, Buddy and I visited Meridee in the hospital last Friday. I enjoyed talking with her about her dogs. I meet a lot of people in the hospital but Meri and your family stayed on my mind after my visit. The love in the room was indescribable. I am sorry for your loss. God bless. Rachel Weaver

Becca Reaves
7 years ago

I am deeply saddened to hear of your passing Meri. Although it has been years since we talked it still felt like the wind was knocked out of me upon hearing the news. I knew from the moment I met you that you were ‘crazy’. You had a smile that could light up the world and turn heads with your presence. I remember when we had all gone to High Point, NC to watch the MotoX games and everyone had been drinking except you. We had stopped at a Sheetz convenience store and “I’m your Boogey Man” by Kc and the Sunshine Band came on the radio. You cranked the stereo- jumped out of the truck and in the pouring rain you danced around the parking lot with the biggest smile ever on your face. Passersby would normally frown upon such scenes but you had strangers even the elderly honking their horns and shouting “Yahoo’s”. You were the life of the party no doubt. Another funny memory there were sooo many was when you owned Ballyhoo’s. You were working late and understaffed. You had gotten a phone call from G-Love who asked if they could carry there concert party to your place of business. You said in a rather cranky voice- “Well G-Love I’m sorry but you are going to have to take you and your Special sauce someplace else cuz I’m heading home. It’s been along night.” Then hung up. You had no idea that one of the biggest performers had contacted you to carry out his post concert party. God, we laughed until we cried. You will always be in my heart, soul, and memories. I know I can always look back at those times and smile-snicker-snort. I am, however; sorry I didnt get a chance to say goodbye. You will live on Meri in all of our hearts and we will see each other again in the future. I love you!!

Christina Floyd
7 years ago

I am so sad to hear about Meri. We use to work together at Chick’s. We shared many laughs and good times that I will never forget. My heart goes out to all of you.

Luana Brisson RN
7 years ago

I took care of Meridee at the hospital and loved spending time with her. She made me laugh and always was so upbeat. Her room was always filled with much support from family and friends. I wasnt there when she passed but when I was told…I cried immediately. I had just lost a good friend. My heartfelt sympathy to all who knew her. I am sorry I cant attend the service due to work schedule.

Dee Clare
7 years ago

I was shocked when I read of Meri’s passing yesterday. I know her as you all do – a caring, compassionate, endearing, funny, and independent soul. And in my case, a match maker too! I have thought of Meri often in the past few weeks and find it hard to believe I will not be able to hear her voice again. She was the best of friends to me and many others over the years and I miss her deeply already. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and look forward to sharing in her celebration of life today.

Donna J OReilly
7 years ago

I will miss Meri very much. We shared so many good times together.She always made me laugh and she would always listen and remind me not to be so hard on myself. I love her and miss her face

Laurie Munley
7 years ago

Mardy was a very special person. She was the cousin that I always adored growing up and had the pleasure of getting to know as an adult. I always looked forward to spending time with Mardy. She opened her home to me and my friends on several occasions and made each visit fun and memorable. I am deeply saddened by our loss. I loved Mardy very much and will miss her laughter and the presence that she had in our family. I wish that I could be there with the family to celebrate Mardy’s life. My heart and thoughts are with all who loved her.

Mike Brown
7 years ago

Mary as I knew her is as sweet as can be. I always liked her company. God Bless Dickie, Rod and Rik. MGB

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Kelly Mullaney Rogers
7 years ago

Meri had a smile and a laugh that warmed every person in a room. She will be missed dearly! Though it had been a few years since I last saw Meri I remember it as if it were yesterday. I will miss her a lot but will cherish my memories of her for years!!

Sibyll Jones
7 years ago

Meri I can’t believe we are coming up on two years of not having you in our lives. I think about you often and wish we could turn back time. I know that you are looking down on us and keeping us safe. I thank you for that. You are always in my heart!

Brenda Moore
7 years ago

Meri was a very wonderful person and even though I have known her only a year, I felt as if I had known her my whole life, I’ll miss her and her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family at this sad time. May god bless and watch over all of you

Dawn Dick
7 years ago

Meri, I never thought I would have to do LIFE without you. I am having a rough time with this. I miss you so much it’s hard to spend too much time thinking of the past. I have been keeping myself busy, as always, in preparation for your goodbye tomorrow. Heaven help us all! Truly, the worse day of my life so far!!!!! GOD Bless you and everyone who grieves for you. He took the BEST! Watch over us down here until we meet again… someday.

Matt DeHoogh
7 years ago

Meri, It was a pleasure and a blessing having you as my patient in the hospital. You are greatly missed. You are in a much better place at this present time and our paths will cross again in the future.

Dean Taylor
7 years ago

Meri, you made the workplace a fun place. We had some great times with Dawn and got still got the work done. The world is a sadder place without you, but heaven is little brighter with your presence. God bless Meri!

7 years ago

Meri, you will be missed. You were one of my favorite patients. I enjoyed our man bashing and just laughing with you. I will never forget your smile and your bossiness. You will be missed….

Penny Hatfield RN Sentara Virginia beach General 3ww

Diane Bledsoe
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Meri was full of life and I am glad she is not going to suffer anymore.

She is with God and those who have gone before us. May they all look down upon us with joy. Love to you all, Diane

Joan Bundy
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Meridee’s family as they go through these trying times. The first time I saw Meridee she was 6 months old. I knew then she was going to be a very special young lady and that is what she was. I will always love you Meridee…I am sure you and Uncle Jim are having some fun times.

Shirley Cramer
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you as celebrate the good times you have had with her. I wish I could be there with you.

Warren Lamb
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends.

Sibyll Jones
7 years ago

Oh Meri, I miss you so!! I just always had a vision of you, Dawn and me growing old together. That was my plan however, God had another plan for you. I love you so and will never forget all the laughter we shared. We will meet again but until then I will carry you in my heart. Sibyll

Tricia Witcher
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family and to the Dick family. We will keep you all in our prayers – love Tricia, Matt, James, Rachel & Nick

Julie Eldridge
7 years ago

This was the very last thing I expected, along with everyone else I’m sure. I’ll never forget all the times my grandma has called me Mardy because of our similar personalities and “facial expressions.” I wish I could have been there with the family this week, but you’ve all been in my prayers. God works in crazy ways, and I wish I could have known her longer. We’ll miss you Mardy. <3

Juanita A. Elder
7 years ago

We are deeply saddened by the news of Meri’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Meri’s family and friends. Celebrate her life, draw strength from one another and always keep the memories of her close to your hearts. Our deepest sympathies – Juanita & Matt Elder.