Don Meredith, 81 years old, went home to be with the Lord on February 21, 2022.
Born on September 30th, 1940 in Eunice, Louisiana, he was the son of Roy and Ruth Meredith. After graduating Bel Air High School in Houston, Texas he attended the University of Texas in Austin. He started his career in Dallas as a stockbroker until he felt called to join the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. While on staff at Crusade, he married the love of his life Sally Hill. Together they served on Crusade staff in multiple locations including the University of Arkansas and Dallas, TX.
Don and Sally then started Fellowship Bible Church, Dallas and later in Little Rock, Arkansas. While in Arkansas, the Lord placed in them a passion for marriage and they wrote Two Becoming One. Two Becoming One was the catalyst that bore Christian Family Life, their marriage ministry that has impacted so many lives and marriages.
Don and Sally then moved to Washington, D.C. to work with Congressional couples and started four more churches. He worked with Joe Gibbs to start the Youth for Tomorrow Home for troubled youth in the D.C. area. Don and Sally then moved to Orlando, FL where they expanded the marriage material to a small group discipleship study.
Don and Sally then moved to Charlotte, NC to help start a NASCAR team. For the next two and half decades he continued his career in both business and ministry, including starting three more churches. Although he retired from business, he never retired from his passion for marriages and sharing the biblical faith principles that are the foundation of the Two Becoming One material.
He loved his family, rollercoasters, traveling, movies, and of course, his beloved Texas Longhorns.
In all his endeavors, Don remained and was most comfortable “behind the scenes”. He never sought the limelight. Throughout his life Don simply wanted to follow Jesus. His gifts of encouragement, organization, and logic were used by God to influence many in the kingdom. His generosity amazed people. His humility and love for people were his greatest strengths. He loved his God. He adored his wife. He encouraged and complimented his children for their gifts and their love of the Lord. His grandchildren were his greatest joy in his old age watching them grow and fall in love with Jesus. Don was a truly humble servant. He will be missed as a husband, as a father, a friend and mentor to so many and as Poppy to all his grandkids.
In the midst of sadness, his family rejoices that Don has heard in the presence of his Savior, “well done my good and faithful servant”.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Hill Meredith; son, Todd and Sara Meredith; daughters, Carmen and Scott Gertz, Kathryn and Brandon Ruby, and Tiffany and Brad Haines; as well as eleven grandchildren, Jordan, Kate, Brooke, Colston, Riley, Abby, Ella, Greyson, Hayes, Anderson, and Parker.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, February 25, 2022 at Life Fellowship Church, 20010 Chartown Dr., Cornelius, North Carolina 28031.
Memorial Donations may be made to Don and Sally’s ministry, Christian Family Life, www.christianfamilylife.com or mailed to Christian Family Life, PO Box 641, Cornelius, NC 28031.
Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.kepnerFH.com.