Marilyn “Mert” Bolick Cozart, 66, of Lenoir passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1955, in Caldwell County to Frieda Edmisten Bolick and the late Dennis Bolick. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Cozart; one sister, Patricia Denise Bolick; and one great-grandson, Charlie Beers.
Marilyn, known lovingly as Mert, was a kind and caring soul. She was giving, selfless, and always willing to help anyone in need. She was a hard worker and the backbone of her family. Mert enjoyed riding down back roads and spending time with her family, especially her mother and her beloved grandchildren. She will be remembered for her unwavering love of family and the genuine care she had for others wellbeing.
Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her mother include two sons, Darian Cozart and wife Allison, and David J. Cozart, all of Lenoir; one daughter, Christie Watson and husband Lonnie “Pee-Wee” of Lenoir; one brother, Eddie Bolick and wife Melissa of Lenoir; one sister, Barbara Dillard and husband Steve of Lenoir; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Nelson’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Lane Hamby and lifelong friend Kenneth Barnes.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Cozart, Kevin Cozart, Nick Cozart, Christopher Watson, Jack Harris, and Ethan Cozart.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zachary Benge, LJ Watson, and Junior Benge.
Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing will be required.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Yokefellow of Caldwell County, 202 Harper Ave., Lenoir, NC 28645; or Lenoir Soup Kitchen, 1113 College Ave. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneral
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Cozart family.