Margaret Merle Holt Grizzle, age 73 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Born on July 10, 1947 in Clayton, Georgia, Merle was the daughter of the late Paul Holt and Edith Bryson Holt. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and was currently serving alongside her husband at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Merle was a dedicated and Godly servant of the Lord who spent her entire life caring for others with an endless outpouring of love and sacrifice.  She was a devoted wife, mother, pastor’s wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years Pastor Donald Grizzle, mother Edith Bryson Holt of Clarkesville, daughter and son-in-law Juanita and Dan Welborn of Clarkesville, sister Joyce Bray (William) of Clarkesville, grandson, Shane Hooker (Jen) of Cleveland, TN, granddaughter, Brooke Welborn of Clarkesville; great granddaughter, Ava Hooker of Cleveland, TN, niece Ashley Kemp of Dahlonega, nephew, Chris Ritchie, niece Jamie Dills (David); great-nieces, Maddie & Jaelyn Dills; great nephew & niece Walker and Belle Ritchie all of Clarkesville.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Donald Grizzle and Pastor Shannon Irvin, officiating.  Interment will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery.

An online guest book is available for the Grizzle family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256