Helen Beavers Mercer, 83, resident of Ripley, passed away peacefully Monday morning August 19, 2019 at her daughter's home in Byhalia following an extended illness.
Funeral Services remembering the life of Mrs. Mercer will be at 2 PM Wednesday August 21 at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Ronnie Barefield officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mercer was born January 25, 1936 in Ripley, the daughter of the late James Silas "Jimmy" and Fannie Moore Beavers. She was a 1954 graduate of Falkner High School and was married September 11, 1955 to her beloved husband, Charley Carlton Mercer who preceded her in death on September 4, 2018.
A resident of the Memphis area for a number of years before their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Mercer returned to Tippah County in 2002. A member of Unity Baptist Church and a homemaker throughout her life, Mrs. Mercer was employed in earlier years, as a seamstress for Littrell Draperies in Memphis. She will be remembered for her love of flowers, cooking, canning and gardening.
Visitation will continue Wednesday until service time at Unity Baptist Church.
Memories will be cherished by her daughter, Deborah Webb (Randy) of Byhalia, one son, Perry Wayne Mercer (Shirley) of Ripley, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy David Mercer and Carlton Glenn Mercer, a sister, Edith Bennett and a brother, Larry Beavers.
The Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mercer family and invites you to share memories.
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