ZIONA SEALOCK MERICA, Age 72, of Charlottesville, departed this life on January 26, 2004 at Winterhaven Assisted Living to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born August 20, 1931 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Crickenberger Sealock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett E. Merica; four sisters, Ethel, Evelyn, Mary and Alice; two brothers Otis and Charles. Survivors include her children, Janet Jones and her husband Paul of Charlottesville; Clement A. Herring, Jr. and his wife Brandy also of Charlottesville; Ruthann Waite and her husband Jeff of Waldorf, Maryland and Gary Merica of Largo, Florida; a sister, Dorothy Fogelman of Danville, Va; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Benjamin, Matthew and Jermaine and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends following the service at Hill & Wood Chapel. A funeral service will be held in Charlottesville at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 with Rev Sandy Kelso officiating. A funeral service will be held in Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at l:00 P.M. at Slack Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 30, 2004 from 7 to 9:00 P.M. at Slack Funeral Home in Ellicott City, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mtn. Place Charlottesville, Virginia 22911. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Phillip Shiflett, G.E. Shiflett, Grafton Shiflett and Marie Payne for their love and concern during this time. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.