Chris Mercer Jr.

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  • "As many of you have posted and stated at the service Chris..."
    - Mike Ward
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    - Beverly Martin
  • "So sorry for your loss, Gail. My thoughts and prayers are..."
  • "Gail, am so sorry for you, but glad Chris is out of misery...."
    - Marcie Wilhelmi
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    - Mike Ward
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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Chris Mercer, Jr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., today, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Stevens Creek Community Church with Pastor Chris Miller and Pastor Dave Willis officiating. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park with Pastor Rich Bowen officiating. Mr. Mercer was a native of Kinston, NC, but had been a resident of the Augusta area for more than 40 years. He owned and operated McDuffie Box Company, Inc., in Thomson, GA for 28 years. Chris was a man of few words, however when he spoke it was worth listening to. He built his business on biblical principles of honesty and integrity and believed in living out faith daily. He made a lasting impact, through churches in our community, including New Hope Worship Center, Stevens Creek Community Church and Genesis Church. Chris is survived by his wife of 42 years, Gail Bryan Mercer of Augusta, GA; son, Randy Houston Mercer; daughter, Miriam Mercer Smith, both of Cartersville, VA; brothers, Cecil Mercer (Joan) of Kinston, NC and Ted Mercer (Deana) of Trenton, NC; sister, Theresa M. Harrison of Spruce Pine, NC; three grandchildren, Daniel Smith (Amy) of Boston, MA, Matthew Smith (Courtney) and Nathan Smith, all of Cartersville, VA; brothers-in-law, Julian Bryan III (Xenia) of Boca Raton, FL, Howard Bryan of Winston Salem, NC and numerous other relatives. Pallbearers will be Jeff Rodgers, Jerry Harrison, Larry Metcalf, Michael Barker, Dan Smith, Mike Ward, William Parker and Winston Hogan. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of McDuffie Box Company, Inc. If so desired, memorials may be made to Genesis Church, 470 Furys Ferry Rd., Martinez, GA 30907 or International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60602. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at: www.plattsfuneralhome.com Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809, 706-860-6166.


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