Vincent P. Merrick

August 8, 2023

Vincent P. Merrick Obituary

Vincent Purnell Merrick "Vinny", son of the late Raymond and Emma Merrick was born on October 8, 1968, in Brooklyn, NY. He departed this life on August 8, 2023, at Capital Health System at Fuld in Trenton, NJ 08638.

A longtime resident of Trenton, NJ, he was educated in the Trenton School system, graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1986. During his years at Trenton High, Vincent was on the wrestling team. Vincent was employed at National Micro Rentals from 1996-2008. He then continued his career working for Full Throttle, LLC from 2015-2020. Vincent also explored other opportunities and worked for Rentex until his untimely death. In his early years he volunteered at the Martin House. Vincent was well respected and loved in his community by all, young and old.

In his spare time, Vincent liked being around his family and friends, he enjoyed good times. He always made sure you were comfortable and entertained. He was dedicated to his family and friends, helping anyone in need. Vincent's love for people was always noticed when he met you, Vinny was always just a people person.

He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Emma Merrick; sister Joann Green; a niece Nyshirah West.

Vincent leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Margaret Merrick; his children Brittany Barr-Huff, Xavier Lawrence, and Donnajih McRae; stepchildren, Julius Allen, Tiffany Allen, and Marquise Allen; sisters, Rose Baylor (Johnny), Banessa Merrick (Michael), Tamek Merrick (Jeff) and Ada Merrick; brothers, Dallas Merrick, Raymond Peterson, and Robert Peterson; his four grandchildren whom he loved and cherished dearly, Ma'Liyah McRae, Key' Antae McRae, Hayden Huff and Zola Huff sisters-in-law, Cheryl Umeh and Sheila Roberts (Tyrone); brothers-in-law, Johnny Baylor, Raymond Allen, Jeffrey Grice,

Norman Allen, John Hendryx (Carol), Lester Allen, Robert Allen (Stacy) and Kevin Berry (Carol); his aunt whom he loved dearly, Ada Merrick of NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; lifetime friends, Anthony Brown, Keenan Ward and Kelly Brown.


I've lived my life I've tried my best

The memories I hold dear

are experiences I have known of happiness and tears

The love of my family the care of my friends

The good times I've shared right to the end

I've travelled life's byways seen my children grow up

experienced life's living and drank from love's cup

I leave you with memories with thoughts of you all

I'm no longer with you but your mind will recall

the good times we shared the laughter we had please cherish

these memories and don't be too sad. .




Funeral service will be 12pm Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hour will be 11am until the time of service. Interment will be at Colonial Park Memorial, Hamilton, NJ.

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Calling Hour
August 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618

Funeral Service
August 16, 2023

12:00 PM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618


Colonial Memorial Park
3039 S Broad St.
Hamilton, NJ 08610


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