Jeremy R. Merida, age 46, formerly of Connersville, went home with to the Lord on Saturday December 17, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Jeremy was born in Connersville, Indiana on August 21, 1976, the son of Darryl and Linda Rees Merida.

On September 23, 2022, he was united in marriage to Rachel Kemp-Merida.  Mrs. Merida survives.

Throughout his life he has worked for Walmart, Valeo, Aunt Millie’s and most recently, Vivolac.  Jeremy was an avid Indianapolis Pacers fan, enjoyed playing games and listening to music.  Above all he loved spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, Rachel, he will be missed by his parents; daughter, Airman First Class Gracie Merida; son Joseph Merida; stepson, Joshua Bates; his wife’s children, Keri, Kayla, Nathaniel, and Makenzie. He will be thought of often by his sister, Susan Merida; brother, David (Sarah) Merida; aunt Sherri (Mike) Glover: uncles John Hoy and Frank Rees; nieces, Emma Merida and Jazlyn Hall; nephew Finn Merida; as well as several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elvin & Romilda Merida; maternal grandparents, Lloyd & Arbutus Rees; uncle Michael Rees and a niece Zoe Merida.

Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday December 21, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Bethel Apostolic Church, 2229 Iowa Ave, Connersville.  Services will be conduct at 6:00 pm by Reverend Tom Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Urban Winkler Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.