Meredith Blaine Sweat Zerr was born September 28, 1981 in Moore County to Rodney Sweat and Janice Hardy.  She graduated from Union Pines High School in 1999, and FTCC in 2002 with an AAS in Surgical Technology.  

Most of her childhood was spent in or near Moore County, where her extensive family lived.  Meredith loved her family with an unconditional love, and was a big kid at heart. She had a beautiful smile, a big heart, and loved to laugh.

She shared a special bond with her only niece, Emma who she nicknamed “Booger.”  Watching movies over and over, and laughing at the silliest things are special memories that Emma will cherish about her “Auntie M.”

Meredith married her soulmate Edwin Zerr on May 13, 2017, and began her Army wife adventure, which she embraced and cherished.  Edwin and Meredith added to their loving home, a 4 legged “child” named Ellie.

Edwin and Meredith were stationed in San Antonio for 15 months while Edwin earned his nursing degree with the US Army. While there, they attended Pearl Street Church, and were baptized on August 26, 2018.   In June of this year, the Army relocated them to Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. Meredith raved about the beautiful Washington state landscape and the cooler climate.

Meredith is survived by her husband, Edwin Zerr, her loving pet, Ellie, of Tacoma; her parents Rodney Sweat and Janice Hardy, of Carthage; sister Jessica Sweat Mann and niece Emma Mann, of Whitsett; and step-mother, Carol Holton, step-brother, James Lunaas, step-sister Megan Lunaas, and many, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at First Baptist Church of Pinehurst on Wednesday at 11:00 AM, with internment immediately thereafter at Cross Hill Cemetery in Carthage, NC.   Visitation will be at the home of Rodney Sweat, 1725 Dowd Road, on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Meredith may be made to: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Headquarters, ATTN: Financial Operations, 733 Third Avenue, Ste. 510, New York, NY 10017

The family has entrusted services to Fry Pickett Funeral Home, Carthage, NC.



Funeral Service: October 23, 2019 11:00 am

First Baptist Church of Pinehurst
7373 NC-211
West End, NC 27376

(910) 295-7022


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    • To my sweet wife as you look down upon me from heaven I just want you to always remember that I will love you always and forever and not a day passes that I don’t remember our hugs, kisses, cuddles, and all the happiness we had together in our time together. Rest well my sweet queen until we meet again XOXO

  1. I am at such a loss for words to express how sad and heart broke I am for your family…..truly so sad for all who new and loved her.
    May God bless you, keep you in his loving arms and bring comfort to your heart in this time of heartache and deep sadness.

  2. To my Darling Daughter

    As you walk on streets of Gold, look for me cause one day we will be together again. I miss you and love you with all my heart. 💔💔

    • Saddened to hear of Meredith passing. In times like this I’ve always felt those who have left us for heaven would want us to remember them for the time we had together. I only got to meet Meredith once but her spirit, her joy, and the happiness and love you shared were present. Your in my thoughts Edwin and while this time I know is difficult know your loved and remember the good times. My condolences to Meredith family as well.

  3. May your big smile light up Heaven always as you walk those golden streets and be the biggest start shinning bright in the night sky when your family needs comfort. Till I see you again, love you.

  4. My deepest condolences to all of Meredith’s family & friends. She was such a sweet soul & I was so honored to have had the pleasure of working with her in San Antonio. I know she will be missed tremendously by all who knew her. ❤

  5. My dear, sweet cousin… oh, all the memories we all made with each other! Gone way to soon, but never forgotten. In my heart forever♥️
    Love you, Jennifer

  6. Meredith was a amazing young woman. I loved her so much . I cant believe she is gone. I loved her smile and beautiful eyes. She always could turn heads when she came into a room. She was just that beautiful inside and out. I will miss her for now but will see her in heaven. Rest In Peace my Baby Girl

  7. Meredith girly you are forever in my heart and I can not say it enough how much I am going to miss us my sis from another. Thanks for always having my back in High School and Jr. High. Love you with all my heart.

  8. Rodney, Janice and family, you all are in our prayers. Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of your dear daughters passing. I know you take comfort that you will see her again one day. Sending much love, Bobby and Robin Atkins

  9. Rodney, Janice and the entire family – I am so very sorry. May God wrap his arms around you and bring peace and comfort as only he can.
    You will continue to be in my prayers in the days ahead. -Jayne Bibey McGill

  10. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I know the days ahead are the most difficult days of your lives so far. Praying that your memories of Meredith bring you strength and comfort and that as you mourn your loss, you also celebrate the beautiful, joyful life of Meredith.

  11. My heart is with you in this most painful time of your life Edwin. I’m so sorry your lovely wife was taken away from you too early in life. Please know that I am always here for you and whatever you need.

  12. Rodney, Elizabeth and I joined in the celebration of Meredith’s life today at church. Her close friend’s comments brought tears to most in attendance. Our neighbor’s lost their daughter, Melissa, last year who was also in her late 30’s. I can not imagine the heart ache of such a lose. Melissa’s father had two boys by a prior marriage while his wife Debra only had Melissa. While close to the boys, her pain with the lose of Melissa appeared to ease some after a year, but I am sure it will never go away. We always expect that we will depart before out kids or grand kids. Life doesn’t always provide what we expect.

    Liz and I pray for you and your family. Neither of us have experienced the lose of one of our own children and pray we never will. Your in our prayers. I tried several times to call but your phone was always busy and Carol’s went to voice mail with a full mail box. Take care my brother!

  13. Meredith you will forever be in my heart! I miss you, I love you and I can not wait to see you again! Besties foralways! I spent some of the best days of my life with you and will cherish our fun memories forever!

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