Jewell Bernice Bruce Mercer, 71, of 127 Greendale Drive, died on Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of the late Alee Bronson and Bernice Huckabee Bruce. She was a member of Catawba Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lola Talley and a brother, Donald Bruce. She is survived by her husband, Jack Andrew Mercer; four children, Belinda Wyer and husband, Michael of Alabama, Rodger Dale Kelly, of Alabama, Ellen Kay Wilson and husband, Darrell, of Charlotte, and Guy Selvey Earley II, of Charlotte; three step-children, Debra Ann Mercer, of Mount Holly, Terri Lynn Mercer, of Mount Holly, and Steve Mercer and wife, Cara of, Mount Holly; two sisters, Vicky Phillips and husband, Junior, of Charlotte and her sister, Cappi, of Alabama; one brother, Jerry Bruce and wife, Nancy, of Alabama; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; four step- grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Mercer will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Catawba Heights Baptist Church with the Rev Raymond Johns and the Rev. Max Pendleton officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Catawba Heights Baptist Church, 311 Belmont Mount Holly Road, Belmont NC 28012. Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.