2018-08-08 / Obituaries

James E. Mercer

TIMBERLAKE — Mr. James E. Mercer, age 74, of 5757 Oxford Road, Timberlake, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 in his residence. He was a native of Nash County and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Frank and Maureen Mills Mercer.

He is survived by his wife, Kay S. Mercer of the home; one son, William Louis Griffis of Garner; six daughters, Joanne Dooley (Bryant) of Baltimore, Maryland, Jen Mercer of the home, Veronica Mercer of Chapel Hill, Cynthia Griffis, Jennifer Bowser (Keith) and Chrystal Griffis, all of Raleigh; one brother, John Frank Mercer, Jr. of Rocky Mount; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of other additional relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Shady Hill Baptist Church, 1500 Old Durham Road, Roxboro, NC, with the Elder Reuben Blackwell officiating and providing the eulogy. Burial with military rites will follow Friday in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 164 Longs Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home.

The body will lie in state in the church for one hour prior to the service.

Cunningham and Nelson funeral Directors are in charge of the service of comfort for Mr. James E. Mercer.

Online condolences may be expressed at cunninghamnelsonfuneralhome.com.

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