Last respects for a co-worker

From USPS News Link:

Wilkes-Barre, PA, postal employees recently drove dozens of LLVs in quiet procession to pay last respects to their co-worker, Letter Carrier Laurie Merritt, who died from injuries sustained in a house fire.

“Laurie was a light in our Post Office,” said Letter Carrier Davienne Piatt. “She could turn your gloom into sunshine. She had a distinct happiness about her that never wavered.”

Letter carriers walked Merritt’s “final mile” — the 2 miles from the Wilkes-Barre Post Office to her funeral services — and served as pall bearers and an honor guard.

A freshly pressed uniform and Merritt’s satchel overflowing with flowers were displayed for the service, and a poem was recited in her honor. Employees also held a candlelight vigil and shared stories about their friend.

“Laurie was always the carrier who would make sure that other carriers were supported during their times of joy and sorrow,” Piatt said. “Her legacy of compassion will live on.”