Alexandria Renea Tharp
Our beautiful daughter, Alexandra Renea Tharp, 'Alex' to those who knew her, was born in Jacksonville, Fla. on Aug. 20, 1993 to Diane Houck-Merritt and Christopher Tharp. She was raised by Diane Lynn Merritt and David Matthew Merritt. Alex passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. She was surrounded by her mother, father, dad, and her man. Roland Arredondo, she will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. Alex is survived by her mother Diane Houck Merritt, father David Merritt, dad Christopher Tharp, brother Lucas Tharp, grandparents Joe and Glenda Tharp, also numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Elizabeth and Oscar Houck. There will be a Celebration of Life service on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Edna with Robert Krause officiating. The family has requested a private interment at the cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the family to help with the medical and funeral expenses. Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik~Edna Funeral Home 361-782-2152.